The basic might be "boring," but the styling trick fashion girls are applying to it certainly is not. As of late, it seems like everyone on the map has been wearing classic button-down shirts with most of the bottom buttons completely undone. This not only shows off a little skin in an unexpected way but also varies the outfit's proportions in a forward way that looks good with pants and skirts alike. We first spotted this fresh styling technique during Copenhagen Fashion Week and watched it evolve into a full-blown trend throughout the rest of fashion month, and now, we're here to report it to all of you.
Ahead, you will be able to see some of the coolest ways fashion girls have been incorporating this button-down styling trick into their seasonal wardrobes in addition to shopping all the button-downs worthy of this new hack. From outfits that are office-appropriate to ones that are perfect for a night out on the town, this no-fuss styling trick is the fresh update you didn't know this timeless basic needed.
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Contrast something classic like a button-down shirt with something trendy like cargo pant joggers for a truly dynamic outfit. Finishing off the look with accessories that are equally as timeless (e.g., chain necklaces, top-handle bag, and pumps) will make your forward bottoms 10 times cooler.
This look is proof that even the most minimal of dressers can partake in this new styling technique. The subtlely of only buttoning those top few buttons will instantly breathe new life into any of the simple tailored trousers sitting in your closet.
From minimalists to maximalists, this styling trick just won't quit. Go bold and contrast two bright colors while attempting this unbuttoned styling trick. The silky material of this particular shirt makes the vibe that much more laid-back and undone… .in a good way.
Even a basic pair of black pants can receive the chicest of upgrades via this fresh styling trick. Although a bit more daring, we love the extreme take on the buttoning of this shirt and recommend you try it for your next night out.
Yes, everyone, even Gigi Hadid is a fan of said styling trick. While her printed matching co-ord set might not be approachable for an easy everyday ensemble, the overall notion is. Instead, match your pants to your shirt, apply the styling trick, and you're out the door.
No, this is not your average button-down shirt, and that's exactly why we like it. Take note from this look and liven up an otherwise "boring" color with statement accessories like a red shoe and animal-print bag.
And just when you thought this shirt styling trick wasn't office-appropriate, this look came along. Instead of showing skin, button one more button but still leave the bottom open for a work-friendly look that is both on-trend and polished.