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4 Ways to Wear Dress Shirts This Fall

The ladies at Fashion Week Australia supplied inspiration for a variety of ways to style dress shirts, this fall’s key wardrobe piece and an enduring closet staple. The big takeaway is just that: big. Oversized shirts offer fun layering options and great proportion play with trousers and miniskirts.

Here are a few ways the street-style stars are buttoning up, plus a few other key items to add to your autumn outfits.

Sydney street style

A groovy tunic with a pair of flares is an elegant way to introduce bohemian ’70s style (trending again this autumn) into your work week. Choose flowy fabrics for a summer-to-fall outfit that will be cold-weather appropriate with the addition of boots and a blazer.

Shop similar styles:
printed blouses | flare trousers | heeled slides

Shop our picks to re-create this look:

Etro Suzani print silk tunic | A.L.C. Felix crop flare pants | Topshop Notorious metallic slide sandal

Get the Look: Sydney

How to update the tried-and-true button-up and jean look? Corsetry is surfacing on a variety of shirts: tees, button-ups, even sweatshirts. These tops can accentuate your shape but are meant to be worn loosely, not in a truly constricting manner. You can also add a belt, in lieu of laces, to your traditional button-up. Sock boots sleekly finish a fall outfit and can be worn with skirts, dresses and pants from one season to the next.

Shop similar styles:
corset tops | raw hem jeans | sock boots

Shop our picks to re-create this look:

WAYF Molly corset blouse | Topshop moto raw hem straight leg jeans | RAYE Fable bootie

Get the Look: Sydney

There’s nothing as fresh this summer as a crisp gingham shirt. Translate your favorite print to autumn by layering it under a sexy bustier-style dress. Pick a solid color and a streamlined cut. Then finish off your look with neat accessories like a clutch and sock booties—see, they’re great with dresses!

Shop similar styles:
gingham tops | sleeveless dresses | black clutches

Shop our picks to re-create this look:

J.Crew crinkle gingham boy shirt | Cinq à Sept Ellette sheath dress | KARA large pebbled leather ring clutch

Get the Look: Sydney

An oversized shirt with a tidy miniskirt is a playful contrast amplified in black and white. We like how the sleeves and the skirt sash add fluidity to this structured style. And take note of the footwear; those sock booties will be everywhere and do go with anything. Pick a pair for an instant style upgrade.

Shop similar styles:
white dress shirts | black miniskirts | chain handbags

Shop our picks to re-create this look:

Theory cotton poplin boy tunic | The Fifth Label City Sounds wrap skirt | Saint Laurent Medium Monogram chevron quilted leather bag

Photos by Crystal Nicodemus

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