Madewell Musings: Sweaters and Untucked Button-Downs

I was browsing on the Madewell site and came across this cool blog post and automatically thought about all of you curlies. As if the awesome curly-haired model wasn’t enough to stop me in my tracks, this simple style tip was just as attention grabbing. Its time to whip the sweaters out of storage and play up your knitted wear with an untucked button-down like the image above!

‘”We lived in super-lightweight shirts and tanks last summer, loving their practical breeziness and the decidedly less practical occasional flash of skin. But those are precisely the things we’re now trying to avoid—and with cooler temperatures come more layers and, with them, layering tricks.

Crewneck sweaters and button-downs worn together have a decidedly proper vibe, but we’re loving a less expected combination: wearing a button-down underneath the sweater and letting it show. That’s the key: shirttails untucked, the collar points tucked in, a cuff peeking out from a pushed-up sleeve. It’s functional in its own right: warm, surprisingly lengthening and more interesting than wearing just one piece by itself. Makes sense that we caught on to it in our new store’s neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where bucking tradition is tradition.

The pairing feels a little “prep school after dark,” but that’s why we love it. It says, “Stuffiness? Rules? Me? No way.” We give it an A+.

Bianca is wearing a Madewell Chevron Crop Sweater, Flannel Trapeze Shirt, Quilted Shirttail SkirtIntermission Clutch and Keaton Oxford.

Shop our sweaters here and our button-down shirts here“. –

I love everything about this look and will have to remember this the next time I sport a sweater.

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