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10 Non-Boring White Shirts to Wear to Work

Photo: Nabile Quenum

Getting dressed for work shouldn’t be a bore. Welcome to Business Casual — here to make your weekdays easier.

What’s in your closet right now? Chances are, you have a section devoted to white button-downs. Also likely: most of them are dingy from wear and tear. If that sounds familiar, it’s time to spring-clean your wardrobe and get a few new tops to throw into the work-week rotation.

You could, of course, buy yet another practical white blouse, but why not take the opportunity to try something more interesting? Try a shirt with details that are creative but still professional, like a portrait-collar neckline, slightly puffed sleeves, or delicate pleats. Scroll on to shop some of our favorite non-boring, work-friendly white shirts.

If You Like Off-the-Shoulder Tops

Farrow Francis Blouse
$48 at Need Supply

This shirt isn’t as revealing as a true off-the-shoulder top, but it still feels fresh for warm weather.

The Runway Look-alike

Mango Puffled Sleeves Poplin Shirt
$50 at Spring

The poufy sleeves and covered buttons remind us of Jacquemus’s designs.

If You Like Meghan Markle’s Style

Mango Contrast Trim Blouse
$50 at Spring

She’s a fan of the contrast-trim pea coat, so why not a contrast-trim blouse?

The Classic With a Surprise

DKNY Stretch Poplin Pleat-Back Button Down
$109 at DKNY

Don’t be fooled by the plain front — the delicate pleated back flares out to give your work outfit a bit of drama.

The Subtle Waist-Cincher

Just Female Ady Is Blouse
$110 at Need Supply

The tie at the waist creates the illusion of being nipped in without making you feel restricted.

The Best for High-Waisted Pants

Topshop Poplin Wrap Puff Sleeve Top
$110 at Nordstrom

The cropped silhouette is also good for skirts that hit above your belly button.

If You Like Long Tops

Theory Oversized stretch-cotton poplin tunic
$265 at Net-a-Porter

This tunic skims the bottom of your butt and looks especially cool with wide-legged trousers.

If You Want Something Simple

Toit Volant Monoceros Top
$159 at Need Supply

Ruching has a bad reputation, but here it gives the shirt some visual interest.

The Trendy One

Needle & Thread Broderie anglaise cotton-poplin blouse
$190 at Net-a-Porter

With its high neck and delicate embroidery, this blouse touches on the prairie-girl moment happening on Instagram.

The Fancy One

& Other Stories Ruffle Bib Shirt
$95 at & Other Stories

Take it from some smart successful women: Tops that can go from the office to dressy, after-hour work events are clutch.

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10 Non-Boring White Shirts to Wear to Work