The Non-Dress Shirts You Should Be Wearing to Work

Men's non-dress shirts for work

The Non-Dress Shirts You Should Be Wearing to Work

Four fool-proof additions to your office wardrobe, no matter the dress code

When it comes to dressing for work, the goal should be to look cool yet polished. You want to look like a guy who knows how to make good decisions. And understanding what looks good on you is a simple way to communicate that. But it's not always easy—day after day, week after week.

What's more, workplace wardrobes have shifted rapidly over the past few years. Look around and you'll notice that everyone and everything is more casual. So how do you look put together without looking, you know, too put together? The key is dressing up the casual pieces you know and love and mixing them in with dressier classics. You'll want to strategize. Shop with intention and look for colors and textures that make basic items appear more interesting. Because you don't want to blend in at work. You want to stand apart.


The Grown-Up Polo

Knit and textured styles give a more refined look to this classic prep staple. Collar details and buttonless plackets add instant intrigue.

Peruvian cotton polo,
$95 by Theory

Mr P. Knitted Cotton Polo

Knitted cotton polo,
$185 by Mr P.

J.Crew Slub Jersey Polo

Slub jersey polo,
$49.50 by J.Crew

Club Monaco Contrast Pocket Polo

Contrast pocket polo,
$89.50 by Club Monaco

Sunspel Riviera Polo

Riviera polo,
$125 by Sunspel


The Elevated T-Shirt

Whether donned by itself or worn more discreetly under a jacket or over-shirt, these T-shirts (cut from more substantial and textured fabrics) are a few steps ahead of your standard plain tees.

Textured knit tee,
$35.90 by Zara

Buck Mason Curved Hem Tee

Curved hem tee,
$28 by Buck Mason

Club Monaco Pique Crew

Pique crew,
$79.50 / $69 by Club Monaco

Theory Linen Stripe Tee

Linen stripe tee,
$115 by Theory

Everlane Pique Pocket Tee

Pique pocket tee,
$28 / $19 by Everlane


The Camp
Collar Shirt

Cooler and more relaxed than a standard short sleeve button-down, the distinguishing feature is the absence of a top button—requiring it to be worn casually open at the collar.

Relaxed resort shirt,
$9.99 by H&M

Battenwear Zuma Ikat Print Shirt

Zuma ikat print shirt,
$190 by Battenwear

Onia Linen Vacation Shirt

Linen vacation shirt,
$129 by Onia

Saturdays NYC Canty Poppy Shirt

Canty poppy shirt,
$175 by Saturdays NYC

YMC Malik Dot Print Shirt

Malik dot print shirt,
$169 by YMC


The Denim Shirt

It's rough and tough, but still nice enough to wear with a sport coat or a proper pair of trousers. Choose between band collar, classic western or workwear-influenced styles.

Band collar stretch shirt,
$75 / $49.99 by J.Crew

Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt

Bone button western shirt,
$128 by Flint and Tinder

Oliver Spencer Ellthamn Denim Shirt

Elltham denim shirt,
$205 by Oliver Spencer

Uniqlo Dual Pocket Work Shirt

Dual pocket work shirt,
$29.90 by UNIQLO

Abercrombie & Fitch Band Collar Denim Shirt

Band collar denim shirt,
$68 by Abercrombie & Fitch

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Banking giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. now lets workers wear business-casual clothing most of the time instead of the once standard suits.

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