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They may not be flashy like metallic midis or luxe like velvet boots, but button-down shirts are the unsung heroes of our wardrobe. Think about it: What else works as well with ripped jeans as it does with a pencil skirt? This season, shirting is finally getting its due, with refreshed takes on the classic silhouette. Here are ten we love.

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Asymmetrical Patchwork

Contrasting stripes and extra-high cuffs give extra polish to this irregular shape (unlike those times we just buttoned our shirt wrong).

Topshop ($140)

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Kitschy Patches

Youthful embroidery is everywhere right now, and we love the Girl Scout vibes it adds to a starched oxford.

Mango ($80)


Bell Sleeves

A simple but oh-so-elegant update, bell sleeves make an otherwise demure fit feel extra breezy.

Vince Camuto ($99)

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Super-Long Sleeves

No manicure? No problem! This blogger-approved style has you (literally) covered. Just avoid reaching across the dinner table at all costs.

Iorane ($189)

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Cascade Sleeves

Ready for something more advanced? These artfully placed ruffles make your every gesture downright Shakespearean.

BCBGMaxAzria ($158) 

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Knotted Cuffs

Preppy poplin suddenly feels runway-worthy (but still totally work-appropriate) with the addition of exaggerated sleeve details.

Haekim ($178)

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Tie Front

Comfy, versatile and waist-cinching, all at once. We just found our go-to weekend top.

Madewell ($85) 

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Oversize Bow

Masculine pinstripes meet ladylike frills. Maximum chicness ensues.

Victoria Beckham ($575)

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Off-the-Shoulder Boatneck

The button-down’s usually prim placket gets turned on its side for a peekaboo effect.

Vero Moda ($43)

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One-Shoulder Silhouette

Business on the left, party on the right. Pair it with a white midi and you’re ready for patio weather.

Petersyn ($200)

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