From pleats and peplums to cropped cuts, this is everyone’s favorite wardrobe staple (like you’ve never seen it before).
Zara Top With Pleated Cuffs
Maison Jules Long-Sleeve Peplum Shirt
Brooks Brothers Sleeveless Ruffled Blouse
This pretty blouse’s sophisticated appeal is versatile enough to elevate casual and dressier outfits alike. Layer this sleeveless number under a slim-cut blazer for the office, or tuck it into a full skirt for evening events.
To buy: $98, brooksbrothers.com.
Massimo Dutti Smart Poplin Large Blouse
Add a bold statement necklace and a pair of leather leggings to this tunic’s collarless, sleek lines to create an instant cool-girl outfit.
To buy: For a similar product: $70, frenchconnection.com.
Cos Shirt With Tie Drape
You can skip the trip to the tailor for this one—the wrapped draping on the front of this shirt creates a flattering cinched waist, and the covered placket means no gaping buttons.
To buy: For a similar product: $79, nordstrom.com.
DKNY Drape Front Button Thru Shirt
An unexpected asymmetric hem gives subtle edge to a “basic.” Refrain from tucking it in (you’ll lose the cool detail), and try wearing it loose over skinny jeans instead.
To buy: For a similar product: $98, nordstrom.com.