Office Craze: Buttoning Up

by Kendall Meade (Madewell)

Lately, not a day goes by here at Madewell HQ where I don’t notice lots of women in the office embracing their inner geek and buttoning their boyshirts and blouses all the way to the top. It’s gotten to the point that when I put on a shirt in the morning, it feels totally unnatural (i.e., uncool) to let those top few buttons loose. On a whim, I walked around the office to see how many closed-up collars I could find (count: 15). Not everyone I spotted could fit in the photo, but here’s a bunch of us showcasing the look, as shot by our supercool art director Alice (yep, who was also wearing a primly buttoned-up blouse).

Left to right: Joyce, Khira, Me, Christie, Tonya, Jessica