A classic restyled, again and again and again.

Style staples are called as such for a reason, right? Spruce it up or down and it’s meant to look and feel just as good as that new top you just bought, if not better. Chief among staples has to be a crisp white button down top, so much so that it has ultimately resulted in one too many in our closets.

Focusing on effortless separates juxtaposed for a sophisticated, romantic and fresh finish, look to these pairings to switch things up with your white shirts, the possibilities are endless.

While you may have already gathered quite a few cold shoulder tops, a button down bell-sleeved separate couldn't hurt when worn over a turtleneck dress. Add a coloured pair of strappy heels for a sleek finish.

Jacquemus off-shoulder shirt, Chloé Black small drew saddle bag, Oliver Peoples Gwynne 62, Gianvito Rossi Portofino suede sandals, and Pierre Balmain ruched jersey turtleneck top

A contemporary take on work get-ups calls for the art of layering. Worn untucked, pair a bustier to your button-down top or an already fused together bustier and top with cropped pants. Add height with a pair of strappy metallics and a tinge of retro feel with red cat-eye sunnies.

Diane Von Furstenberg lundy trousersGucci black large Dionysus bagCharlotte Russe metallic strappy dress sandalsDolce & Gabbana lace bouquet sunglasses and Adeam Sumie Organza Button Up Bustier Top.

Mixing past and present couldn't get any easier. Marry a romantic slip dress under an 80's button down and you've got the first part covered. If you're aiming to go the modern route, pull out a pair of black flat mules and hoop earrings to do it.

Fleur Du Mal silk-satin slip, Versace parade ruffle shirt, Mattia Cielo Rugiada micro pave diamond hoop, Shiloh flat mule and C 40 Day Date watch rose gold.

Strike a statement against a monochrome palette with a spruce of bright hues in the form of a colourful pair of heels or colourful scarf. Finish it off with a classic white sling - chic yet sophisticated.

Clu white buttoned lace back shirtDONNI Denim gigi scarfGucci floral element sandalsSaint Laurent wool skirt, and Valentino leather shoulder bag.

For the not strictly business days, don't be afraid to marry a vibrant red bralette underneath an unbuttoned cropped shirt with a pair of wide-legged jeans. It's sexy, playful and subtly catches the eye of the next passerby. A combo that couldn't go unnoticed.

T By Alexander Wang twist-front cropped shirtUnlined sheer crochet bralette top red, Prada women's suede double-band platform sandals, Sea NY dark blue denim cuffed jeans and Givenchy Women's Antigona Small Duffel Bag.

 

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