When it comes to basics, there’s no one we trust more than the French, who’ve more than proven their ability to turn simple wardrobe staples from boring to enviable. And of all the essentials our favorite French girls wear most, none is more key to a crisp, chic collection come fall than a white button-down shirt. Whether they wear theirs pants-less with bloomers, layered underneath a cozy knit, or styled backward for a peekaboo back moment, our friends from Paris always succeed at creating inspo around their poplin shirts.
Of course, not all white button-downs are created equal. If you don’t pick the right one, you could easily end up with an overly wrinkled, oddly fitting, or weirdly see-through style that simply won’t get the job done. The 28 options below, however, feature none of the aforementioned shortcomings. Keep scrolling to shop the basic of all basics for fall.