Trend Watch: All Buttoned-Up

No longer Talbots-only territory, a buttoned-up collar gives any outfit a clean, polished look.

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Gone are the days of the casually un-done collar. Fall runways were crowded with decidedly more conservative (but by no means stuffy) buttoned-up shirts and blouses. Even House of Holland, which typically favors heaps of graphic tees and skin-tight dresses, went for a more adult aesthetic with prim buttoned-up collars layered beneath embellished sweaters.
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Yigal Azrouel gave the look a glitzy evening spin by pairing classic white shirts and ties with shimmering sequin pullovers.
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Once thought to be mom-only territory, the buttoned-up collar was reinvented in fresh patterns and textures for fall. Karen Walker's signature silky blouses got a fresh update with contrasting black collars and a slightly slouchy sleeve.
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Buttoned collars never go out of style at Calvin Klein, which showed them with clean, smock-like pullovers and school-girl skirts for fall.
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One of the most approachable renditions of the buttoned-collar trend was at Ports 1961, which layered short-sleeve blouses beneath jumpers and plain sheath dresses (an easy update to the cashmere dresses everyone wore all winter).
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For fall, young label Cushnie et Ochs presented an unusually grown-up collection featuring contrasting black-and-white shirting layered beneath feminine, 40's-inspired skirt suits.
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Some of the most successful buttoned-collar looks, however, were those that featured plenty of mega-watt color, like this mustard yellow blouse from Chloe.
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The same goes for loud prints, which Rachel Comey incorporated into every inch of her fall collection. This lattice-print blouse in gray would be an easy option for those who prefer to stick to their black-n-gray color palette come fall.
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Marc Jacobs' entire fall collection featured peter pan collar shirts nestled snug beneath everything from sweaters and jackets to cocktail dresses. We love the way a plain button-ed collar gives any look a sense of neatness and old-fashioned polish.
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Even Prabal Gurung's romantic evening wear collection featured the buttoned-up collar. We loved his feminine take on the trend, which featured a black lace applique along the shoulder.
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Shock white peter pan collars stood out on the Libertine runway amid a haze of spray-painted tweed and screen-printed graphics.
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