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Wendy Wallace
Jun 09, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

It goes without saying that the white button-down is a major wardrobe staple (proof: celebrity white-shirt moments through the decades). Recently though, the classic shirt has been reimagined in new, modern ways, with added embellishments, neat silhouettes, and playful flairs. Despite their new look, they do, however, still serve as a crisp topper to pair with almost anything. See below for our 10 favorites that go beyond the basic.

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Peplum hems look great with skinny trousers.

Sacai, $650; net-a-porter.com

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A little fabric twist gives the illusion of a nipped-in waist.

Zara, $70; zara.com

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Half-length sleeves make it more appropriate for work and less for a backyard BBQ.

Sportmax, $375; matchesfashion.com

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The chambray trim gives the piece an elevated twist.

Topshop, $65; topshop.com

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Equipment's shirts have the best fit. Period. This one is treated with beautiful texture.

Equipment, $258; modaoperandi.com

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This peplum style looks great buttoned all the way up.

Co, $495; farfetch.com

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The cloak detail and pointed collar read kind of goth (but in a good way).

Front Row Shop, $48; frontrowshop.com

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Perfectly cropped for a no-tuck look.

Apiece Apart, $250; jcrew.com

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A flared collar and tulip hem give this one a cool '60s vibe.

Araks, $495; araks.com

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Playful and pretty at the same time.

Vivetta, $325; avenue32.com

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