It’s 2017 and the button-down isn’t what it used to be. In fact, we’d hardly use basic and button-down in the same sentence anymore.
That's because, when you forget a couple of buttons and tie and twist it instead, the look is endlessly versatile. Knot your shirttails and you've created a crop top, defined your waist, and maybe just reinvented the look altogether. Freshen up the classics, give something polished an effortless make-under, and give your wardrobe staples a warm-weather update just in time for Summer. It's the trick fashion girls have been relying on for years. Read on for all the ways to wear it right here. Amp up the flirty factor with a tied top and skirt Tie up a sleeveless top to beat the heat Take a classic look to the next level Reinvent the silhouette Mix up a more polished look Layer up with a knotted tank Knot a boxy button-down to define your waist Give a shirt a wider knot to make a statement Add interest with a knotted chambray top