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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Casual in Pastels

There’s nothing more classic than a button-up with a clean collar. Whether it’s a tailored, menswear style or a girly, ruffled blouse, they are infinitely versatile and wearable. They are are the ultimate staple piece in any wardrobe. It can work for so many styles and occasions, like a casual outing with shorts and loafers or a job interview paired with a blazer and sleek heels.

The Fashionista I decided to feature in this article, however, brought a unique touch to the beloved classic. I love pastels and I love puppies, so when I saw this Fashionista’s button-up sprinkled with floating golden retrievers against a dreamy lavender button-up backdrop, I nearly pounced so I could get a picture of her. When is comes to fun to wear styles, button-ups usually don’t top the list. Though we all know they come in handy when you need polished and put together, they usually aren’t thought of when putting an everyday outfit together. This Fashionistas top, however, is changing the game. We’ve underestimated the possibilities of this basic piece, which is becoming not-so-basic, evident in this Fashionista’s fun and quirky print. We usually don’t go looking for button-ups on a regular shopping day, but because these fun patterns and prints are showing up more and more, it’s easier to take this once boring top into bold territory.

This Fashionista decided to keep the rest of her outfit simple, so the button-up is the focus of her look. Her navy denim shorts are perfect for outdoor activities like a picnic or a walk, and can double as the perfect errand outfit. She tops off her ensemble with black velvet loafers, a Dooney & Bourke cross-body bag and a simple leather watch.

This Fashionista knows how to stand out! Her button-up is the perfect summer piece that will keep her airy and fresh on those blazing hot days in the summer sun.

How To: A lot of the times, cool and fun prints are available in the men’s section, but not so much in the women’s. I guess it hasn’t really caught on to enough Fashionistas yet! Until then, the men’s section often has some gems when it comes to some unique pieces, so taking a look there is your best bet to finding the perfect patterned button-up according to your personal style.