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Photo courtesy of Sandra Semburg

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.

woman in white top and jeans

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.

  1. What to Wear

  2. Laura Lombardi Necklace

    Laura Lombardi Necklace goop, $158

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  3. Maria McManus Shirt

    Maria McManus Shirt goop, $390

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  4. Marysia swimsuit

    Marysia swimsuit goop, $379

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  5. RE/DONE Shorts

    RE/DONE Shorts goop, $175

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  6. Beautycounter Sunscreen

    Beautycounter Sunscreen goop, $39

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  7. Cult Gaia Tote Bag

    Cult Gaia Tote goop, $498

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  8. Loeffler Randall Sonnie Slides

    Loeffler Randall Slides goop, $250

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woman in white top and black skirt

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.

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  2. Ilia Tinted Lip Balm

    ILIA Tinted Balm goop, $28

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  3. Ariel Gordon Ring

    Ariel Gordon Ring goop, $1,850

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  4. Maria McManus Shirt

    Maria McManus Shirt goop, $390

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  5. G. Label Maas Slip Dress

    G. Label Maas Slip Dress goop, $525

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  6. Bembien Bag

    Bembien Bag goop, $260

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  7. Veja Sneakers

    Veja Sneakers goop, $100

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woman in white top and blazer

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.

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  2. G.Label Fiene yellow gold and pavé ear cuff

    G. Label Fiene yellow gold
    and pavé ear cuff
    goop, $650

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  3. Maria McManus Trench Coat

    Maria McManus Trench Coat goop, $850

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  4. Maria McManus Shirt

    Maria McManus Shirt goop, $390

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  5. Khaite jeans

    Khaite jeans goop, $380

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  6. Bembien Bag

    Bembien Bag goop, $295

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  7. Loeffler Randall loafers

    Loeffler Randall loafers goop, $325

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