See the actress's fresh take on the trend -- and shop her look for less!

By Alexis Chestnov
July 21, 2017 04:27 PM
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Charlize Theron out and about in New York
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Charlize Theron just flipped the script on a wardrobe staple. The Atomic Blonde actress was spotted on the streets of New York City this week wearing a Stella McCartney long-sleeve denim top — with a twist. Her shirt featured super-chic ruffle trim down the front. She paired it with black bottoms, low black boots and a bold red lip for a pop of color. And we basically want to wear the entire look to brunch this weekend.

Theron’s fresh take on the denim button-down feels a bit unexpected thanks to the ruffle detailing (plus, it will set you apart from everyone else in their basic button-front chambray shirts). The look is still neutral enough to go all the bottoms in your closet, but it feels elevated compared to basic button-downs and tees.

Theron’s exact style costs $735 if you’re looking for a splurge. If not, we rounded up five similar, budget-friendly styles below.

MICHAEL KORS TIE-FRONT LIGHTWEIGHT DENIM TOP

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Buy it! $110; michaelkors.com

EXPRESS DENIM TIE BACK TOP

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Buy it! $49.90; express.com

FOREVER 21 TASSELS N LACE CHAMBRAY TOP

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Buy it! $35; forever21.com

BANANA REPUBLIC ONE-SHOULDER FLARE-SLEEVE DENIM TOP

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Buy it! $78; bananarepublic.com

ASOS DENIM COLD SHOULDER TOP WITH RUFFLE IN MID WASH BLUE

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Buy it! $48; asos.com

What do you think of these denim top upgrades? Comment below!