Say hello to the definitive summer savior: crisp cotton. An unsung hero of every well put-together wardrobe, the cotton shirt has earned its rightful title as the ultimate style all-rounder. The humble button-down is a regular on the must-have lists of street-style stars everywhere, serving as both a breezy beach cover-up and a polished nine-to-five power piece.
For 2017, a rapid rise of the “nice top and jeans” outfit formula has seen high-end brands and high-street retailers alike transform the conventional button-down into a versatile piece made for all agendas. Deconstructed necklines, asymmetrical sleeves, and peplum waists have replaced the simple long-sleeve work shirt. And the craze for the scholastic fabric doesn’t stop there; casual dresses have been redesigned in pale-blue poplin while fitted tops come accented with stripes, cuffs, and interesting buttons. Très chic.
In the gallery below, Savoir Flair rounds up style inspiration – both conventional and quirky – followed by the best cotton-based pieces to “add to cart” while it’s still scorching hot outside.