Apart from diamonds, consider classic white button-downs a girl’s best friend. Nothing else in your closet is as timeless or as necessary as a white shirt. Whether you decide to wear it casually with ripped jeans or with sharp trousers for the office, its tailored shape instantly adds elegance to any look. That said, update your wardrobe with newer and fresher takes on this tried-and-true essential.

Puff-sleeved blouse, P4550, TOPSHOP, Robinsons Galleria

Poet sleeves give this piece a feminine touch.

Ruffled back button-down, P2149, RIVER ISLAND, Zalora.com.ph

This top is business in front and party at the back.

Wrap blouse, P3295, ZARA, SM Megamall

Exude an air of sophistication in this tie-front wrap shirt.

Top with contrasting buttons, P3295, ZARA, SM Megamall

The contrasting button detail gives this top some added flair.

Off-shoulder top, P2295, ZARA, SM Megamall

No, we’re not over the off-shoulder neckline just yet. It's a chic way of showing your shoulders, too!

Top with belt, P1699, CHLOE EDIT, Zalora.com.ph

A sophisticated piece for days when you can't be bothered to tuck your shirt in.

Wrap blouse, P3150, TOPSHOP, Robinsons Galleria

An open neckline like this leaves room for an office-apt scarf or neckpiece.

Peplum top, P2995, MANGO, Greenbelt 5

Balance a pair of sharp trousers with this peplum button-down.

Sheer button-down, P1979, KLEEAISONS, Zalora.com.ph

Take your cue from the Duchess of Sussex' first official royal appearance with a sheer shirt that's perfectly polished.

Asymmetrical top, P4195, TOPSHOP, Robinsons Galleria

The geometric look of this top is right on trend.

Tie-front top, P2395, WAREHOUSE, Greenbelt 5

This short-sleeved button-down is perfect for our humid weather.

Flowy button-down, P2995, MANGO, SM Megamall

Tuck this volumized number into waist-defining paperbag trousers or that dress-code required pencil skirt.

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Pussy bow blouse, P1399, BYSIZalora.com.ph 

Fun and feminine, you need to have this pussy bow blouse in your closet. 

Ruffled top, P2319, RIVER ISLAND, Zalora.com.ph

Add some Victorian charm to your office wardrobe with this ruffled top. 

Mullet shirt, P1295, MANGO, SM Megamall

The loose asymmetric shape of this top gives you a sharp silhouette with all the comfort. 

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