Open anyone's closet and you're sure to find a certain key player: the button-up. C'mon, we all have at least one (if not dozens). It's arguably one of the most versatile pieces in a fashion person's arsenal. The quickest changes (a tuck here, a blazer there) can completely shake up the look your blazer's delivering.
But, we'd also bet money on the fact that the styles you rely on every day skew a bit ordinary. While there’s most definitely nothing wrong with a classic white button-up from Gap (it’s called classic for a reason), indie brands like Tradlands and Kule do you one better with unexpected color combos, patterns, and cuts. Click through to check out 11 of our favorite iterations and get ready for daily compliments from your cubicle mates.
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Cut slightly shorter and with a rounded collar, this Cos top gives the illusion of a tucked-in look without actually being tucked in.
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Shirts with blazer-like features (note the double breast) are a nice alternative to a chunky jacket.
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The clean collar, cool color, and Navajo-inspired embroidery dress this peasant top up for the office.