A button-up shirt might usually have been reserved for office basics, but the classic wardrobe piece has found itself the unsung hero of yet another fashion realm this season: the beach.

Instead of being used to suit up for your desk, the crisp button-up shirt has found itself dominating the warm weather, whether it’s being styled as a swimwear cover-up, effortlessly paired alongside slouchy linen pants, or worn as an on-trend matching set, there really is no other shirt designed with such versatility.

Whatever way you wish to wear it, there’s no denying the beach shirt has become a necessity. Here, we’ve rounded up exactly where to find them.

It might be odd to think of an oversized button-up as your beachwear staple, but one look to the style set this season and you’ll quickly realise it’s a chic and elevated addition to your summer wardrobe, perfect for pairing with your favourite swimwear, as well as adding a layer of sun safety. Better yet, when we head back into the cold weather you can add this to your layering rotation.

Alongside the long sleeve beach shirt is, of course, the ever classic shorter sleeve variation, often coming in a mixture of playful prints and colours. The silhouette is by no means new to the beach, but this season they’ve gotten a fresh and welcome update courtesy of some of our favourite brands. Whether you’re after pastel block colours or fun-loving prints, pair these with your linen shorts and you’re ready for summer. Some shirts even have matching shorts to look out for, perfect for creating that completed ensemble.

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Image Credits: @blanca_studio, @becandbridge, @venroy