The Best and Brightest Button Downs for Summer ’22

Look cool and stay cool in these summer button downs.

The unofficial uniform of summer: button down shirts. Whether they are short sleeved or long sleeved, plain or patterned, bright or muted, button downs are a reliable fallback option for any summer outfit.

This year, we love bright, flowy, and patterned button downs, most of which can be dressed up or down. We’ve gathered a list of our 15 favorites.

Dries Van Noten Printed Cotton Shirt

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Colorful patchwork images of the brand’s home city of Antwerp make this shirt unique. Buy here for $595. 

OAS White Machu Cuba Terry Shirt

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This terry cloth button down is perfect for beach or pool days. Buy here for $120 

120% Camp-Collar Dip-Dyed Linen Shirt

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A modern take on a classic linen button down. Buy here for $380  

Marni Floral Print Shirt

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Every man needs at least one floral shirt. Buy here for $490. 

The Kooples Loose-Fitting Shirt with Paisley Pattern

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Go back to the ’60s with this linen blend paisley shirt. Buy here for $200.

Bottega Veneta Button Down Short Sleeve Shirt

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You’re sure to turn heads in this neon Parakeet green shirt. Buy here for $800. 

Isabel Marant Bigilian Floral Print Button-Down Shirt

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Layer this breezy floral shirt over a plain white t-shirt for a trendy, casual look. Buy here for $275. 

Faherty Short-Sleeve Knit Seasons Shirt

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This is a perfect, relaxed basic. Buy here for $128. 

JW Anderson Camp-Collar Logo-Embroidered Printed Linen Shirt

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The retro surf scene depicted on this button down combined with the vintage fabric gives it the perfect summer feel. Buy here for $785. 

Versace Baroque-Print Shirt 

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You can always rely on Versace for perfect summer pieces. Buy here for $1,057.

FRAME Short Sleeve Woven Shirt

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This elevated basic is the perfect foundational piece for any wardrobe. Buy here for $248.

Tom Ford Button-Down Collar Printed Lyocell Shirt

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Another blast from the past: this floral shirt gives off major ’70s vibes. Buy here for $830. 

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Archer Short-Sleeve Sport Shirt

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This lyocell and linen blend shirt is airy enough for even the hottest summer days. Buy here for $450. 

Palm Angles PA Button Down Shirt

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The perfect in-between shirt, that you can easily dress up or down. Buy here for $850. 

Scotch & Soda Organic Mix & Match Seersucker Shirt

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What’s summer without some seersucker? This mix & match version is both classic and trendy. Buy here for $138.


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