The Boyfriend Shirt Is Having a Moment, From Selena Gomez to Kendall Jenner

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Button-downs are a classic wardrobe essential, and probably one of the first items you consider when getting dressed for work, layering under a suit, or even packing for a beach vacation. But lately, the oversize boyfriend shirt has reigned supreme when it comes to cuts, with many celebrities reaching for boxy silhouettes that can be worn open or closed. Of course, their styling tactics run the gamut, but even when the resulting look is sexy and bold, it’s still wearable.

Kendall Jenner wore her pinstripe boyfriend shirt as a loose dress over a pair of hot pants, for example, helping her pull off the no pants trend in a less daring way. Gigi Hadid and Gabrielle Union, meanwhile, exhibited prowess for baring a flash of ab when they wore their shirts unbuttoned at the top and bottom. This is a decidedly more relaxed and casual approach to wearing an oversize button-down, and Hadid and Union make a case for keeping things streamlined in a monochrome color palette. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez stepped out at Paris Fashion Week – where she wore numerous takes on the trend in both white and blue – most notably playing with proportions by leaving her shirt open over a tube top, Versace denim miniskirt, and Stuart Weitzman snakeskin over-the-knee boots.

Why the sudden resurgence of oversize boyfriend shirts? It probably has something to do with their refined elegance and the turn to neutral, tailored separates in an effort to achieve quiet luxury. Ahead, see how everyone from Gomez to Jennifer Lawrence is convincing us to add button-downs three sizes too big to our fall wish list.

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