Chances are my colleague Anny Choi and I aren’t the only girls who think, “What would Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen do?” when we find ourselves in a sartorial rut. Sure, they’re two of the most stylish women in the industry, but they’re not impractical muses. Each sister’s aesthetic—and the one they’ve cultivated together at The Row—is rooted in next-level versions of classic items, like the perfect cashmere sweater or a just-oversized-enough blazer. Their Fall ’17 collection for The Row made it into Vogue Runway’s Top 10 list for just that reason (see: the exquisite coats and pavement-stomping boots), but also because of its eminent wearability. White shirts tucked into black trousers were the foundation of the collection, and made a convincing case for trading our tried-and-true T-shirts and vintage jeans—or leggings and yoga pants for that matter— for that crisper, more elegant uniform.
The polished look turned up at other top shows, too: At Céline, a cornflower-blue shirtdress was layered over matching trousers; Tory Burch paired a tie-neck blouse with high-waisted tuxedo pants and bow flats; and Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena teamed a cap-sleeved button-down with sporty khakis. Here, we choose more of our favorite shirt-and-trouser looks and show you how to replicate them in the slideshow; consider it your chic, no-fuss new uniform for taking on whatever the day has in store, whether it’s a big meeting, an after-work event, or a women’s rights protest.