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Somewhere between last year and right now, statement shirting got wildly out of control. From those overly “reconstructed” button-downs and aggressively off-the-shoulder tops to whatever this is, it’s hard to look at most of the options today seriously. (See: My coworker Rebecca’s opus on the most egregious offenders.)
Still, if you don’t feel like putting a really solid outfit together every day, having a few fancy/cool/”different” tops that distract from the fact that you’ve been wearing the same pair of jeans and sandals all week is a really good fallback. To fill this void, we recommend defaulting to one of the OG accents: the ruffled shirt.
Whether the detailing falls on the sleeve, peplum-style at the bottom, or around the collar, as long as the accents stay simple, you can pull this look off pretty much anywhere. (Plus, it feels especially appropriate for spring.)
Here, you’ll find eight of of our favorite options right now, from Zara to Comme des Garçons, to jumpstart your search.