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July 31 2014

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Will You Borrow Button-Ups From The Boys?

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It’s a new year, and what better way to wipe the slate clean than with a crisp white men’s shirt? For Spring, designers focused on classic sportswear, and they put that perennial favorite, the button-up, front-row and center. At Akris and Dries Van Noten, seriously oversized shirts—worn as a day dress and over a sequined skirt, respectively—riffed on the borrowed-from-the-boyfriend look. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren based their entire collection on the men’s shirt, though in typical V&R fashion, the results were anything but basic: A cuffed oxford paired with black pants seemed simple enough from the front, but it turned out to have a cascading train in back. There were also plenty of more straightforward options, including Michael Kors‘ untucked take. With so many designers embracing the timeless trend this season, maybe we can live out our Mad Men fantasy (well, one of them, anyway) and keep a stack of pressed shirts in our desk drawer—just like Don Draper.

Click for a slideshow, and let us know if you think men’s shirts are fresh again for the new year.

Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

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  1. StyleSectionLA1 says:

    White oxford shirts are always appropriate and chic. Those in luxe fabrics and flattering cuts are interesting updates on the classic.

  2. pffgirl says:

    my favorite shirts are by rebecca & drew. the shirts are sized by bra size and height for a perfect fit. you can even customize your their shirts!!

  3. Adjyg says:

    Over the christmas holidays I was ready to go out, but shockingly shrunk my fave zara blouse. Borrowed my older brother’s white shirt and looked equally as good. I have always loved a button down so am looking forward to spring/summer.

  4. GavinNorton says:

    I think the white shirt is a great trend for this season. There are so many different kinds of whit shirts like military or sheer or with a big tail traveling down the back if you really want to go crazy. Each type of shirt is for a different type of woman so it is for a large range of people and is a great asset to the minimalism trend.

  5. lisajoss says:

    This simple blouse is absolutely lovely!

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