Check Out 3 Unexpected, Celeb-Vetted Takes On The Classic Button-Up

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Of all the so-called "wardrobe staples" in our closets, the button-up shirt is one of the most overlooked. Yes, it factors greatly into many a Monday-through-Friday wardrobe. But off-hours, it's not always top of mind — especially on the weekends, when we're more athleisure-inclined. Yet this basic has been quite the fashion-editor favorite for the past season or so. Recently, an array of inventive styling ideas has surfaced: Think buttoning your shirt unevenly for an impromptu off-the-shoulder look, or perhaps intentionally wearing it backwards. It may not be by the book, but it's certainly making us rethink the plain white shirt.

Lately, celebrities have clearly started taking note, too. We've seen dresses, jumpsuits, and even skirts that revamp the buttoned-up look on the likes of Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, and Candice Huffine. Whether worn for a sunny, errand-running stroll or some fancy occasion (polo match, anyone?), this tried-and-true silhouette should be revisited this summer. The outfits ahead certainly make a compelling case for a tweaked take on the humble button-up.
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A new way to wear this wardrobe favorite can be as simple as switching up the neckline. For a day out at the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic, Candice Huffine plays around a bit with the piece thanks to some off-the-shoulder styling. Bonus: Any form of added ventilation, like Huffine's styling affords, is always a great move in the sweltering summer heat.
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Selena Gomez's Parisian-inspired interpretation of the tailored suit features a buttoned-up (and intentionally off-the-shoulder) blazer, with a folded-over neckline that mimics a classic pinstriped blouse, courtesy of Monse.
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What better way to revisit the button-up than by rethinking how you wear it altogether? Meet the blouse-inspired skirt, as seen on Jennifer Lawrence (and as whipped up by Alexander Wang). Leave it to the contemporary designer to completely turn a classic on its head, and in incredibly cool fashion.