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Whenever anyone rattles off a list of closet staples, it usually sounds like this: the perfect pair of jeans, a white T-shirt that is just loose enough around the body, and a classic button-down, preferably also in white. That last basic is undeniably the one piece that gets the most wear between the office and the weekend. But while white button-downs are great at making you feel properly businesslike, they can get a little stale. Consider adding to your weekday rotation a crisp, cotton poplin top in the same color.
Cotton poplin is the same fabric found in your button-down, so these shirts offer the same unwrinkled, polished appearance. It’s the cut that lets you go as conservative or wild as you want. If you’re looking for something more classic, Carven and COS both offer options around $100. Should you want a little more flair — a big sleeve, a ruffle, pearls — your choices are endless. Scroll down to see our current favorites.
The One That'll Impress Your Stylish Co-Worker
The Trendy One
If you were into the billowy-sleeved top featured in That’s a Good Look but couldn’t justify the price tag, here’s an affordable version.
A Not-Too-Crazy Runway-Inspired Style
The Lunch-Friendly One
The Classic Option
The One You Want to Wear During a Heat Wave
The Fancy Designer Option on Sale
The Pretty Splurge
The Lazy One
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