Lest you think summer's totally done for (it kind of is, but not officially until the end of September), look to this week's casual celeb muses for advice on how to sweat out the rest of the season. Sleeveless button-downs are a kind of unsung hero: at their best, they look quirky and fun but at their worst, seriously matronly and very uncool. While most comfortable in the dressed-down category, the sleeveless button-down can totally be dressed up—and to carry this piece through fall for better staying power, just top with a cardigan (great for avoiding dreaded arm bulk while layering).
Naya Rivera paired a crisp white button-down (with all-important black collar) with leather pants and pointy black heels for walking around Santa Monica, the ultimate inspiration for elevating the button-down out of the just-casual doldrums. Kelly Brook trekked around London in a cream button-down, paired with medium-wash jeans and beat-up chelsea boots for a great day look. Hailee Steinfeld is on set for her new movie, Can a Song Save Your Life? and wardobe achieved the ultimate All-American Girl look for her: subtly dotted denim button-down with khaki bottoms. Shenae Grimes hit the maroon carpet in a midriff-baring black button-down — paired with a long flowy skirt, the look has serious movement.
Button-up your celeb style with one of these picks:
1. Nasty Gal Desert Night Top – $48; 2. ASOS Blouse with Folded Collar – $42; 3. Fashion Sense of Direction Top – $34.99; 4. Helmut Lang Fissure Top – $139; 5. Helmut Lang HELMUT Silk Chiffon Top – $195; 6. Modcloth Apricot Season Top – $27.99; 7. Vila Tie Front Denim Shirt – $50.63