When it comes to fashion, we love mixing classic pieces with cool, trendy finds.
But the white button-down (as classic as it is) has been in the back of our closets since, well, forever. It’s always been more of an office staple that we never could style to our preference. Well, we’re ready to branch out a little…because this staple just got an upgrade.
Here are nine refreshing pieces that gave a new take on the classic white button-down, from embroidered blouses to stripes galore.
Anthropologie Frayed-Hem Buttondown $98
This top isn’t your basic button-down. The oversized fit was born to be worn with your favorite pair of skinny jeans or black straight-leg trousers. Tuck it in for a more professional look or leave the edges out to showcase the frayed hem. You’ll look polished and stylish.
Zara Mandarin Collar Shirt $49.90
We love the casual take on this button-down — it fits loose, has strategic slits, and playful sleeve cuffs. Pair this variation with your favorite high waisted pants or flouncy skirt, then take it from day to night by switching up your shoes and accessories. Talk about versatility!
J.Crew Ruffled Tuxedo Shirt $88
Who said tuxedo shirts are just for men? Class up your outfit with all the frills! This would look incredible tucked into a fun skirt or under a fitted blazer. It comes in both regular and petite sizes, so it will look fitted and polished on any body.
Forever 21 Open-Shoulder Collared Shirt $17.90
Open shoulders are still in and this button-down does it so exquisitely. Not only does this shirt look nice, but it’s also a simple way to try the trend. Wear this during the day, at night, or in a casual office environment for a comfy, stylish OOTD.
Equipment Leema Button-Down Shirt $218
Dreaming of a Parisian getaway during office hours? You can start dressing the part in this blouse, which is sure to be a Francophile’s favorite. The super-soft shirt is comfortable and the graphics are utterly adorable, while keeping your outfit lookin’ put together.
Pleione Off the Shouldr Shirt $62
This might not be the button-down you need, but it’s definitely the one you want! Really switch up your look with this shoulder-baring blouse. You’ll look glam, feminine, and refined at the same time! The long black stripes will also elongate any torso. With so many good reasons, how could you not help but buy this top?
Anthropologie Tied Pinstripe Buttondown $88
A splash of stitching is always a fun and unique touch to a garment. This embroidered, tied collar is a fresh take on the traditional button-down. Add in the large pinstripes and you have yourself your next favorite blouse of the season.
Madewell Central Shirt in Pure White $65
Shirts that drape might be one of our favorite types, especially this find from Madewell. It throws away the structure and masculinity from a classic white button-down and replaces it with a feminine, oversized silhouette that’s effortless and breezy.
H&M Contrasting Trim Shirt $29.99
This silky shirt breaks all of the rules…but we love it. The contrasting trim is not only unexpected, but also a bold break from what everyone is used to seeing. We especially love the chest pockets and rounded hem.
xx, The FabFitFun Team