A Forever-Classic Piece That Works Whenever – Amanda Chung

Photo courtesy of Sandra Semburg

A Forever-Classic Piece
That Works Whenever

The white button-down: So crisp, so handy, so versatile—a closet is incomplete without one. (Fashion icons have been throwing them on for decades. So has your dad.) Below, some vintage style inspo from a recent Pinterest deep dive, plus the modern-day outfit-finishers to go with.

FOR SUMMER

Strolling from beach to town to farmers’ market calls for something really, truly versatile: Billowy shirting is the linchpin that ties all your warm-weather workhorses—bright swimsuit, faded denim, woven basket—together.

What to Wear

Laura Lombardi
Necklace
goop, $158
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Maria McManus
Shirt
goop, $390
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Marysia
swimsuit
goop, $379
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RE/DONE
Shorts
goop, $175
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Beautycounter
Sunscreen
goop, $39
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Cult Gaia
Tote
goop, $498
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Loeffler Randall
Slides
goop, $250
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FOR THE MIDSEASON

When it’s too nippy to go layerless but too mild for outerwear, a lightweight long-sleeve (worn open, sleeves pushed up) is the perfect pairing for that slip dress you can’t stop wearing. Finish the look with sneakers, sexily smudged lips, and something shiny on your finger.

What to Wear

ILIA
Tinted Balm
goop, $28
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Ariel Gordon
Ring
goop, $1,850
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Maria McManus
Shirt
goop, $390
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G. Label
Maas Slip Dress
goop, $525
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Bembien
Bag
goop, $260
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Veja
Sneakers
goop, $100
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FOR FALL

Crisp shirt + polished denim + his-for-her jacket = a fashion formula that never fails. Is it particularly groundbreaking? Maybe not. Does it come off as effortlessly chic, especially when grounded with leather accessories and an edgy-meets-elegant ear cuff? Absolutely.

What to Wear

G. Label
Fiene yellow gold
and pavé ear cuff

goop, $650
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Maria McManus
Trench Coat
goop, $850
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Maria McManus
Shirt
goop, $390
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Khaite
jeans
goop, $380
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Bembien
Bag
goop, $295
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Loeffler Randall
loafers
goop, $325
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