J.Lo Wore the One Basic That Fashion People Couldn't Survive Summer Without



When it comes to basics, there are a handful of items that no wardrobe can be called complete without. A white cotton tee, black trousers, and blue jeans that fit just right are a few standouts. But of all the essentials out there, none are as important right now as an oversize button-down shirt. Superior for their low-key yet elevated aesthetic, oversize button-downs are, without a doubt, the basic of the year. And with summer coming up, we'll soon be seeing them everywhere.

One of the many fashion people seen recently in the casual-cool basic is Jennifer Lopez, who spent Mother's Day draped in a slightly unbuttoned button-down shirt that was tucked into a white cotton maxi skirt and secured with an Hermès belt. With the summery ensemble, she added a fringe cardigan, her go-to Max Mara sunglasses, and an Hermès Birkin bag. While we're all for her mode of styling a simple oxford top, there are also plenty of other methods for wearing the anti-trend piece. 

Below, see Lopez's look and more ways of styling an oversize button-down shirt. 



On Jennifer Lopez: Max Mara 64mm Gradient Oversize Geometric Sunglasses ($249); Hermès bag and Constance Reversible Belt Leather Thin 65 ($555) 

Shop J.Lo's Mother's Day look:

Yep, I did just find the perfect summer skirt.

This is what we in fashion call a no-brainer.

The under-$100 way to get Lopez's snakeskin bag. 

How to shop and style an oversize button-down shirt:

This outfit proves that your look doesn't always need to make a big statement. 

Shop the look:

You'll get so much use out of this shirt. Just wait. 

Don't sleep on Reformation's basics. 



With summer's impending arrival comes the opportunity to wear my favorite warm-weather outfit: a breezy matching set.  

Shop the look:

Don't worry—these come in plenty of other colors, too. 

Fact: Button-downs are the perfect layering pieces. 

Shop the look:

These are so popular among editors. 

I guarantee that these trousers will sell out. 

Next, try out the Miu Miu S/S 22 look with this knit. 

Asics are quickly becoming the new New Balances when it comes to sought-after fashion sneakers. 

*Immediately adds look to vacation mood board.*

Shop the look:

This shirt isn't a best seller by coincidence.

Don't you just love it when your pajama shorts also work as daytime shorts? 



The only thing better than an oversize white poplin shirt is an oversize white linen one. 

Shop the look:

It's giving The Talented Mr. Ripley vibes.

You'll own (and wear) these forever. 

Your summer 2022 beach bag, secured.