Standard staple pieces don’t get much time on the runways, but all that changes this spring. The classic white button down gets revamped thanks to designers like Philip Lim, Zac Posen, Tome, and Monse. The updated classic shirt fit in perfectly with Philip Lim’s spring line, since the collection was filled with androgynous pieces – all of which achieved just the right touch of femininity via tailored silhouettes and ruffles. Offered in everything from tanks to tunics, Lim proved that the white button can now add versatility to its list of attributes.

Zac Posen presented a spring collection that was much more low-key than usual, but not any less fabulous. The collection was filled primarily with black and white pieces – among them, a super sexy off-the shoulder version of the wardrobe classic. The white button down was bound to make an appearance in Tome’s spring collection, since androgynous pieces are quickly becoming the brand’s signature. Designers behind the line Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo took the classic piece and completely transformed it. The result? Super chic asymmetrical blouses that can easily be incorporated into work wardrobes this season. Aiming to produce a collection that exhibited “relaxed glamour,” Monse designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia based their entire spring line around the white button-down. Using luxe fabrics, the classic piece was embellished, modernized, and even transformed into a dress.

Whether you’re fashionably inclined or not, you can surely pull off this trend. Styling your top will depend on its silhouette. Is it billowy? Pair it with some leather shorts or skirt. More on the fitted side? Try some wide-leg trousers. Feeling flirty? Pair your white top with printed bottoms. Headed to the office? Throw on a pair of pants and a blazer. The possibilities are virtually endless.

– Daniella DiRienzo