It's definitely pushing it to call a button-down a trend, but if the last year has taught us anything, it's that the world of fashion is peeling away from frills and sticking to the classics. That's not to say there weren't some breathtaking and exciting moments on the S/S 20 runways, but, to no one's surprise, we saw things like suiting and (drumroll, please) button-down shirts take center stage as both standalone items and key stying pieces.
While there were many "boring" items that graced the spring and summer collections, it was the classic button-down shirt that caught our attention the most. Proving to be trending in its own way, this wardrobe staple was the workhorse of dozens of collections this season, and we have hand-selected the best looks from them all. Beyond that, the fashion girls have been flaunting their "boring" shirt moments all over Instagram, and we've gathered those for you here as well.
Between the 18 ways to style this classic shirt and the shopping accompanying each, there's no way you'll walk away from this story without going straight to your closet and pulling out all of the button-downs I know you already have sitting in your closet.
On the runway:
This look is great for the office. Layer your button-down over a basic turtleneck and tuck both into a tailored midi skirt.
Talk about a major 2020 styling moment. Everything from the triple belts to the second shirt tied around the shoulders (although in reality this is one piece, you can re-create it with two shirts) feels so exciting and fresh, especially for a boring button-down.
If this outfit doesn't prove to you that suiting is exciting, I don't know what will. The colorful leather, suede, and crochet crop top encompass some of this season's biggest trends, and the addition of the button-down is the cherry on top.
For this look, basically just take all the most iconically classic pieces in your closet and wear them all at once. From your biggest button-down to your loafers with white ankle socks, this look will be your go-to this spring.