J.Lo Wore the One Basic That Fashion People Couldn't Survive Summer Without

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When it comes to basics, there are a handful of items that no wardrobe can be called complete without. A white cotton tee, black trousers, and blue jeans that fit just right are a few standouts. But of all the essentials out there, none are as important right now as an oversize button-down shirt. Superior for their low-key yet elevated aesthetic, oversize button-downs are, without a doubt, the basic of the year. And with summer coming up, we'll soon be seeing them everywhere.

One of the many fashion people seen recently in the casual-cool basic is Jennifer Lopez, who spent Mother's Day draped in a slightly unbuttoned button-down shirt that was tucked into a white cotton maxi skirt and secured with an Hermès belt. With the summery ensemble, she added a fringe cardigan, her go-to Max Mara sunglasses, and an Hermès Birkin bag. While we're all for her mode of styling a simple oxford top, there are also plenty of other methods for wearing the anti-trend piece. 

Below, see Lopez's look and more ways of styling an oversize button-down shirt. 

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On Jennifer Lopez: Max Mara 64mm Gradient Oversize Geometric Sunglasses ($249); Hermès bag and Constance Reversible Belt Leather Thin 65 ($555) 

Shop J.Lo's Mother's Day look:

Yep, I did just find the perfect summer skirt.

This is what we in fashion call a no-brainer.

The under-$100 way to get Lopez's snakeskin bag. 

How to shop and style an oversize button-down shirt:

This outfit proves that your look doesn't always need to make a big statement. 

Shop the look:

You'll get so much use out of this shirt. Just wait. 

Don't sleep on Reformation's basics. 

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With summer's impending arrival comes the opportunity to wear my favorite warm-weather outfit: a breezy matching set.  

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Don't worry—these come in plenty of other colors, too. 

Fact: Button-downs are the perfect layering pieces. 

Shop the look:

These are so popular among editors. 

I guarantee that these trousers will sell out. 

Next, try out the Miu Miu S/S 22 look with this knit. 

Asics are quickly becoming the new New Balances when it comes to sought-after fashion sneakers. 

*Immediately adds look to vacation mood board.*

Shop the look:

This shirt isn't a best seller by coincidence.

Don't you just love it when your pajama shorts also work as daytime shorts? 

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The only thing better than an oversize white poplin shirt is an oversize white linen one. 

Shop the look:

It's giving The Talented Mr. Ripley vibes.

You'll own (and wear) these forever. 

Your summer 2022 beach bag, secured.

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