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I’m grateful to be able to wear whatever I want to work nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way for me, and for a lot of people, it’s just not a reality at all.
Especially when conforming to a business-casual dress code, it’s easy to grab the same white or black button-down shirt every day of the week, leaving you to forget what your actual style even is. While I’d never advise combating the monotonous uniform with something wildly over-the-top, there’s no harm in picking up a few slightly more exciting options that both you and HR can be happy with.
Whether it’s a subtle pattern, bell sleeve, or frill around the collar, there are plenty of details that can make any old blouse or button-down feel special. Bonus: When Saturday rolls around, they’ll look just as cute tucked into a pair of jeans. Check out our favorite options below, starting at $50.