3 Ways To Make The White Button-Down The Most Versatile Piece Ever

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Despite being a total fail-safe piece, the white button-down can easily read boring without a bit of inventiveness. To freshen up the staple, we assembled three fashion-forward outfits to try now. So whether you choose to rock yours with a tailored skirt at work or with casual pieces off-duty, it’s time to make the crisp classic the most versatile item in your closet.

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Refresh Your White Button-Down

For texture play, team your white shirt with a boxy suede jacket over leather trousers in a tonal palette.

Drew Textured-Leather Cardholder

$275

Chloé

Ray-Ban 51mm Hexagonal Flat Lens Sunglasses

$153

Nordstrom

Faux Leather Trousers

$1,561

Helmut Lang

Cotton Shirt

$20

H&M

Fitted Jacket

$1,255

Drome

An A-line skirt is polished for work while asymmetric low-heeled mules, chunky hoops and an embossed bucket bag are directional accents.

Garden Bag

$778

Trademark

Louise Olsen Large Liquid Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

$280

Dinosaur Designs

Asymmetric Leather Mules

$50

Zara

Cotton Shirt

$20

H&M

Joseph Smith Cotton-Twill Midi Skirt

$525

Net-A-Porter

For an elegant take on athleisure, pair a crisp button-down with cropped track pants and crisscross mules. A sleek bag and earrings are a smart finish.

Gianvito Rossi 100 Silk-Satin Mules

$695

Net-A-Porter

Curved Cross Over Drop Earrings

$18

Topshop

Charles & Keith Structured Drawstring Slingbag

$59

Charles and Kieth

Meier Polo Cropped Trackpants

$170

Ganni

Cotton Shirt

$20

H&M