Something so timeless and classic as a button-down shirt shouldn’t seem like a trend, but we couldn’t help but notice that this spring, things are feeling much more buttoned-up. Shirting fabrics were omnipresent on the runways; banker blues and stripes and white cotton poplin were shown at Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Michael Kors, Dior, and more. And in addition to traditional, long-sleeve oxfords, shirting was used in rompers, on crop tops and in supersize volumes.
These new twists on a classic shirt are merely the latest staple to be revamped (see: sneakers), but for good reason: A great, crisp shirt is effortlessly cool and still a perfect work staple. Click through slideshow ahead to see 20 takes on the classic shirt, some classic and some more conceptual, all of them available for spring.