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7 unique ways to wear a button-down shirt

by Anna De Souza / / Source: TODAY

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A crisp button-down is certainly a wardrobe staple, but let's face it: It wouldn't hurt to make it a bit more dynamic and interesting!

You've probably tucked it into a pencil skirt and styled it in a front knot with denim, but we're excited to share new ways to button, tie and style your simple-seeming shirt to turn it into something unique, trendy and oozing with street cred.

Halter top

After a couple of twists, turns and knots, your boring button-down can transform into a unique blouse.

Pencil skirt

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By simply changing the placement and using a few styling tricks, that same old will look like an entirely different item — a skirt!

Strapless dress

Grab an oversized button-down shirt to create your new favorite sundress of the summer.

Pleated blouse

No cutting or sewing required! This simple buttoning trick will make your old shirt look as good as new (and way more expensive).

Off-the-shoulder top

Cold shoulder tops are a huge trend this season, but you don't need to shop for brand new styles to get the look (unless you want to). Reach for a baggier button-down and follow the steps below — it couldn't be simpler!

Backless button-down

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest! Flip your favorite button-down to create a cool, backless top that’s perfect for girls’ night out.

Bow-tie top

This artsy look will jazz up any plain pencil skirt into something fabulous.

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