Anyone else a Hills fan?
Everytime that I see a black shirt I think of The Hills and Lauren Conrad.
At the beginning of season 2, Lauren is wearing a black button down when she drops off Jason's things outside his house, after they break up.
She is wearing one when Lisa Love delivers the famous the line, "Lauren didn't got to Paris, Lauren is going to always be known as the girl that didn't go to Paris".
It's a shirt for delaing with hard things. It's like the "get stuff done" shirt. It's a more practical version of the Little Black Dress. It can be dressy, it can be casual. Any accessory works. It's a wardrobe staple.
The perfect shirt to be styled with a glitzy necklace or a bandana to add a little fun while getting stuff done.