Celebrity Lookbook: 15 Awesome Iterations of the Classic Button-Down by Hannah Weil 05/10/11 2 Reactions 0 Shares Print 0 0 0 0 0 When we're jonesing for new gear, we often don't give enough credit to our basics. One such basic may just be that classic button-up shirt hanging in our closet. Consider that a button-down can be as laid-back as it can sophisticated, or as chic as it is uncompromisingly cool — not to mention, practically seasonless — and you might look at it with fresh appreciation. We've culled 15 of our favorite celebrity examples wearing the button-down in classic cotton, silky fabrics, bright hues, and sweet printed versions. Freshly outfitted iterations from Jessica Hart, Kirsten Dunst, Emmanuelle Alt, and more of our faves make quite the case for their unmatched versatility — just click through to be newly inspired, then shop the looks for yourself. Source: Celebrity Lookbook: 15 Awesome Iterations of the Classic Button-Down Source: Getty Alexa Chung What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alexa's take is nearly perfectly classic — but pairing a basic button-down with a leather/suede mini gives it that on-trend edge. Source: Getty 1 / 15 Garance Dore What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Classic with a twist — Garance outfits a silky button-down with menswear-inspired suiting and a pop of cool metallic on her clutch. Source: Getty 2 / 15 Whitney Port What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Whitney layers her button-down under an oversize blazer for a '90s-inspired look that's perfect for the day-to-day. Source: Getty 3 / 15 Pippa Middleton What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pippa's Fall style pops on a printed button-down and bold red accessories. Source: Film Magic 4 / 15 Rachel Bilson What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 We were smitten the moment we saw Rachel's playful take on a classic pairing. Her button-down gets a wash of floral print, and her slacks, a splash of vibrant red. Source: WireImage 6 / 15 Gwen Stefani What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gwen's is the cool-girl iteration in a relaxed, sleeveless style and slick black pants. Source: Bauer-Griffin Online 6 / 15 Garcelle Beauvais What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 A citrus yellow button-down makes a noteworthy colorblocked combo. Source: Getty 7 / 15 Kourtney Kardashian What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Perfect for cozy on-the-go, Kourtney opts for a button-down in Autumn plaid. Source: Film Magic 8 / 15 Emmanuelle Alt What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Emmanuelle sticks to her uniform in hip-slung, slim pants and a classically-inclined button-down that's effortlessly sophisticated and cool. Source: Getty 9 / 15 Kate Moss What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The denim button-down has become a staple in our own wardrobes, and we love the way Kate Moss styles hers for a laid-back-cool approach to Fall dressing. Source: Getty 11 / 15 Kirsten Dunst What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 In polka-dots, and paired with a soft, pleated skirt, Kirsten's take is all retro-chic. Source: Getty 11 / 15 Mary-Kate Olsen What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mary-Kate isn't one to play it safe: her button-down is an oversize, men's fit that gets a polished finish via skinny jeans, bow-adorned heels, and a luxe leather tote. Source: Getty 12 / 15 Carine Roitfeld What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Carine manages to be both edgy and sophisticated in a lightweight button-down and futuristic, Givenchy Spring '12 pencil skirt. Source: Getty 13 / 15 Elizabeth Olsen What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elizabeth outfits a fresh seasonal approach in a star-printed button-up and a classically-hued leather mini. Source: Getty 14 / 15 Jessica Hart What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jessica Hart's black button-down is well-suited for moodier, Fall days, while a pleated mini hints at sweet, school-girl-inspired style. 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So jealous! And Emmanuelle Alt has casual but chic and elegant down to a T!