This Is the Perfect Way to Wear a Button-Down This Summer

Button-down blouses are a perennial wardrobe staple, but sometimes they can feel like a bit much when the temperature really rises. One way (okay, technically two ways) to circumvent the issue? Opt for a short-sleeve style and tie it up at the waist.

As seen on Zoe Saldana, the simple trick instantly lends a cooler (literally and figuratively) spin to the classic piece. Team with denim of your choice—pants when bearable, shorts for those extra-scorching days—ankle-strap sandals, and a statement handbag for a breezy, summer-perfect ensemble. Utilize the actress's outfit combo for all manner of off-duty activities this season, from brunches to barbecues and beyond.

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