Spring For Buttons

The simple button has moved from the seam lines to the front lines this season.

KHAITE Christy Tailored Dress
KHAITE Christy Dress

There has never been an easier way to update your wardrobe than with a beautiful button.

Or a row.

You might not know how to sew a dress, but everyone knows how to sew on a button. So get out your needle and thread and join the button brigade. Here is some inspiration:

EMMA STONE AT THE MET GALA IN LOUIS VUITTON (Custom made.)

Twenty-eight gold buttons adorn the skirt. What a statement! It just wouldn’t be the same without the gleaming double-button detail.

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CAROLINA HERRERA SPRING/SUMMER 2018; Matches, Carolina Herrera; Moda Operandi

Buttons can turn something Plain Jane into something fun and stylish.

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Buttons don’t need to match. High contrast = high visibility.

CAROLINA HERRERA Embroidered Three Button Coat; Moda Operandi; Carolina Herrera

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A tailored dress, no jewellery, just buttons that catch the light.

KHAITE Marilyn Button Up Dress; KhaiteNet-a-Porter, Matches Fashions, Moda Operandi

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RALPH LAUREN Montaine Button-Detailed Crepe Wide-Leg Pants: Moda Operandi

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I updated some vintage Mondi palazzo pants by removing the plain buttons and replacing them with military-inspired ones. Navy and gold is a classic and crisp combination.

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A Ports jacket that had a dated silhouette (boxy 80’s shoulder pads) but a dozen exquisite buttons, turned a vintage English cape-jacket into something striking. Although you can’t see the sleeves, I added a button to each cuff and also sewed one inside the coat in case one is ever lost.

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The beauty of buttons.

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SEE MY OTHER FASHION POSTS:Spring for Dots; Spring For StripesSpring for Florals

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