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Fashion

#trend: all buttoned up.

it’s gotten hot under the collar at nyfw.

Every Fashion Week, we anoint the next big trend that's about to take over stores (and your wardrobe). It's cool to get a head start, but this season you probably won't have to wait to get on it. Because from day one, onward, there's been one piece that's shown up in just about every collection, and it's the button-down shirt.

Yes, the collared piece that was an integral part of your school uniform, or are expected to now wear to work every day, is the foundation to our favorite designers' spring '14 shows. Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Richard Chai, Peter Som, Altuzarra--they all had it, but the way they used it was different.

At some shows, it was layered below sweaters, jackets, and even dresses. At others, it was left open (kept in place by very strategic waistband tucking). Some shows had embellished collars, while others used the entire top as a canvas for a bold, graphic print. And yes, there were even a few not-boring options for traditionalists.

The bottom line? No matter how you wear it, you're going to want to wear the button-down. Go ahead, pull yours out from the closet and start rocking it today. Click through our gallery if you need a little inspiration.

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Richard Chai Spring '14

photo by julio gamboa/bfanyc.com

Costello Tagliapietra Spring '14

photo by laila bahman/bfanyc.com

Honor Spring '14

photo by benjamin lozovsky/bfanyc.com

Marissa Webb Spring '14

photo by angela pham/bfanyc.com

Peter Som Spring '14

photo by angela pham/bfanyc.com

Peter Som Spring '14

photo by neil rasmus/bfanyc.com

Rebecca Minkoff Spring '14

photo by jesse lirola/bfanyc.com

Jason Wu Spring '14

photo by jesse lirola/bfanyc.com

Jason Wu Spring '14

photo by leandro justen/bfanyc.com

Rodebjer Spring '14

photo by benjamin lozovsky/bfanyc.com

Noon by Noor Spring '14

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Noon by Noor Spring '14

photo by matteo prandoni/bfanyc.com

Prabal Gurung Spring '14

photo by julio gamboa/bfanyc.com

Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring '14

photo by angela pham/bfanyc.com

Jonathan Simkhai Spring '14

photo by aleks kocev/bfanyc.com

Christian Siriano Spring '14

photo by aleks kocev/bfanyc.com

Christian Siriano Spring '14

photo by carly otness/bfanyc.com

Ostawald Helgason Spring '14

photo by joe schildhorn /bfanyc.com

Delpozo Spring '14