The Unexpectedly Sexy Item You Already Own

Think your basic blouse can’t up your sex appeal? Think again! Don’t let this wardrobe staple’s simple design and office-only rep fool you—a classic button-up shirt can be surprisingly alluring. With our awesome styling tips, you’ll know just how to take your basic button-up top to the next (steamier) level.

Scroll through to browse (and shop) this secretly foxy look.

Olivia Palermo


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Styling Tip: Try wearing your crisp shirt with a pair of skinny jeans and insanely eye-catching heels.

Shop the Key Piece: Schutz Naty Cutout Sandals ($180) in Deep Ocean

Street Style


Style du Monde

Styling Tip: Pattern mixing is key here—try styling a patterned top with an off-patterned skirt to give your look more character.

Shop the Key Piece: Salvatore Piccolo Circle-Print Spread Collar Shirt ($390)

Styling Tip: Tuck your favourite blouse into a micro-miniskirt this weekend.

Shop the Key Piece: Torn by Ronnny Kobo Mali Bolorblock Skirt ($198)

Chrissy Teigen



Styling Tip: Wear your go-to boyfriend jeans with a sheer, blousy button-up top.

Shop the Key Piece: Current/Elliott Boyfriend Cropped Jeans ($230)

Sara Escudero of Collage Vintage


Collage Vintage

Styling Tip: Dare to stand out? Wear an oversized blouse over cuffed jean shorts for a look that is undoubtedly sexy.

Shop the Key Piece: By Malene Birger Oversized Button Down Shirt ($265)

Maja Wyh


Maja Wyh

Styling Tip: Pair a colourful, striped blouse with a wrap skirt for an outfit that’s sure to turn heads.

Shop the Key Piece: Crippen Jake Skirt ($173)

Karolina Kurkova


REX USA/D. DaSilva/Rex

Styling Tip: Button-down shirts always look chic with patterned jeans. Try this style when you’re looking for a casual, cute look!

Shop the Key Piece: Isabel Marant Etoile Boyfriend Jeans ($170)

Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge


Trop Rouge

Styling Tip: This one is easy: tie the bottoms of your shirt in a knot for a makeshift crop top.

Shop the Key Piece: Bella Dahl Long Sleeve Tulip Back Shirt ($106) in White

Styling Tip: Try tucking a textured button-down shirt into a pair of vintage jeans for a simple yet charming look.

Shop the Key Piece: Acne Studios Pop Vintage Boyfriend Jeans ($270)

?Have you ever discovered a surprisingly sexy wardrobe staple? Let us know in the comments below!