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You're preppy enough to wear an oxford, but not so buttoned-up that you actually tuck it in. Not all the way, at least. Sometimes, what makes a look is that little touch of personality. Maybe it's an heirloom, a signature scarf, or the way you roll your jeans. Maybe it's as simple as a half-tucked shirt.
We love how designer Stella McCartney
, harbinger of cool, tucked half of her perfect black oxford into alabaster silk pants for an outdoor spring event. It gives her an easiness that wouldn't be there if she was perfectly pressed and buttoned. Girl crushes Sarah Jessica Parker
, Kristin Cavallari
, and Gisele Bundchen
all look as though they could have just forgotten the other halves of their shirts, but we think with all the fashion experience these three have, the decisions to keep their shirts untucked were perfectly planned. Take a closer look:Fashion designer Stella McCartney attends the Stella McCartney Spring 2012 Presentation on June 11, 2012 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker walks her kids to school on June 12, 2013 in New York City, New York. (FameFlynet Pictures)more pics »Former 'The Hills' star Kristin Cavallari steps out to run errands on May 31, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (FameFlynet Pictures)more pics »Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen stops to visit a friend in Santa Monica, California on March 11, 2014. (FameFlynet Pictures)more pics »
In the real world, it's a look that's super easy to re-create. Find your version of the perfect button-up and tuck one side in, starting with the panel beneath the buttons. Simple as that.(Sources: J. Crew, Piperlime, Nordstrom)
We're partial to these versions from J. Crew
($68), and Nordstrom
($89). And might we point out these retailers styled their models? Time to join the insouciant movement.