By: Nick Linson
The first button-down shirt can be traced back to the 19th century, the style as we know it today has not changed much over the years until now. The styling of the classic staple may have evolved over the years:from wearing the top with a circle skirt and a pea-coat to a more modern look such as boyfriend jeans, a moto jacket, and heels.
While, there is still, of course, a place in our closets for the OG oxford blouse, designers have started to experiment with fresh riffs on the classic cut: think flared sleeves, exposed shoulders, cropped hems, pleats, and more. Below, a few fresh shirting silhouettes worth checking out STAT.
This cropped chambray shirt is perfect for a more casual and sporty look. Would be paired perfectly with a jersey-knit skirt or dark denim boyfriend jeans.
Available at Topshop.com and retails for $52.
The draping detail on this button down elevates the piece for a tad bit of drama and elegance. Perfect for the office or for a chic daytime outing.
Available at COS.com and retails for $45.
Sophisticated yet relaxed, we love the eye-catching contrast of a zip pull and puff sleeves on the same silhouette.
Available at Zara.com for $30.
Give your office style an upgrade with this chic blazer/shirt hybrid.
Available at Farfetch.com for $485.
Full sleeves give this casual silhouette show-stopping drama.
Tome available at net-a-porter.com for $625.
Keep these origami folds moving in a elegant direction with an equally polished pair of black trousers.
Giles available at matchesfashion.com for $333.
Paired with billowing wide leg trousers or a printed pencil skirt, this chic peplum detailed top is so easy to dress up for evening.
Jonathan Simkhai available at intermixonline.com for $325.
These sleeves this tunic can be worn two ways: tied or left flowy for a bell effect. The bardot neckline on this top is perfect to showcase some bare clavicles for a flirty effect.
Avalable at Tibi.com for $345.