Back to the Classics with Toad & Co Indigo Skye Long Sleeve Shirt

Classic style for women isn’t all about little black dresses. Some fabric dyes have been around a long, long time—especially indigo, which has been used for nearly 6,000 years. The beautiful, rich blues produced from this flowering plant in the pea family cause many to wax nostalgic for the sea, sky, and other vast expanses of similar colors.

Now, you can go back to the classics with Toad & Co’s Indigo Skye Long Sleeve Shirt.

Made from mid-weight 100-percent organic cotton, the long-sleeved button-down shirt is indigo dyed and then brushed for a flannel touch. The relaxed-fit shirt comes in four patterns—in yarn-dye stripes and plaids. Although I like to joke about outdoor dudes always wearing plaid, I may have to join them in this case.

The shirt is ridiculously soft, and I want to wear mine every day. And night. It’s really that soft.

The shirt is moisture-wicking, and also has button cuff closures, aside from the button-down closures. Two chest pockets are also secured with buttons. The curved shirt-tail hem adds a streamlined look, making it a stylish choice for any trip or even just hanging around at home.

When you actually do have to wash it, the care instructions are easy: machine wash cold and tumble dry low. Instead of wearing one of the styles every day, why not buy all four and switch them out? I’ve worn mine on the plane, out exploring a new destination, picking grapes in the vineyard, hanging out with family, and going out to brunch.

The Indigo Skye Long Sleeve Shirt for women comes in four patterns: dark indigo, medium indigo, night sky stripe, and oatmeal stripe. It lists for $75 on the Toad & Co site.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.