Noticed: Sweaters and Untucked Button-Downs

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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.

Photography by Angi Welsch.