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Not-So-Basic Button Downs for Infinite Layering

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If there's a prime time for layering it's now, deep winter—when gloves are mandatory, turtlenecks over scarves don't seem redundant, and no one bothers to change from snow boots to heels once they get to the office. And the button down is the perfect layering piece for sandwiching between a heat-tech tee and a sweater before buttoning up your outerwear exoskeleton. Here, we've rounded up a few of our favorite not-so-basic styles, from silky plaid Equipment blouses to gold-tipped Trademark tops and extra-long J. Crew shirts.

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