Nothing says collegiate, collected and classic quite like a good button-down blouse. Whether it’s dressed up with a skirt and some heels, paired with some jeans or layered with a cozy sweater as this Fashionista did, the lasting style is sure to make any gal turn heads.

Button-downs are a “tale as old as time”. Your mom, your grandma and every Fashionista that came before her has probably rocked a collared button-down in their day. But that’s not to say that this timeless trend hasn’t continued to make waves in the fashion world. Today, you can rock the look with grunge-inspired plaid prints, a simple denim material or even just classic solids. The reason that this trend is so great is because it is such a basic part of everyone’s wardrobe and can work in so many different ways. With so many styles and fits to choose from, anyone can find their own way to rock a collared button-down.

This Fashionista certainly found her niche. Who ever said a girls’ got to sacrifice style for comfort? As we prepare for winter and more snowfall, our Fashionista sought opportunity in a classic, easy piece and spruced it up with layers to stay warm. She can wear this look for a variety of occasions. She buttoned up the collar to keep things conservative, but she also chose to dress her outfit down with jeans and lace-up, platform boots; this gives her a sophisticated look with a personalized edge. Because she paired her outfit with the right jacket and accessories, she was able to transform the look from simple to sleek and most definitely stylish. The verdict is clear: there are a million and one ways to rock a collared button-down blouse and do it well. It’s the trend that keeps reinventing itself.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?  “Look for pieces that are light-weight and versatile. That way you can layer them and barely even notice you’re wearing two shirts.”