I don't think I paid much attention to collared button ups until a few years ago, but now my closet has a decent amount of them. And here's why:
1) They are great for layering, which makes them good for both colder weather AND spring. You can layer them under a sweater or vest, or let them stand alone in the spring.
2) Most are pretty easy to work into a work outfit or dress down as casual.
3) They're nursing friendly! When it's cold, instead of layering a pullover on top, find a thick sweater cardigan.
For all these reasons I love having a good selection of them in my closet. Since they work for colder and springier weather you can stock up on them anytime and not worry much about whether or not you can wear it "now" or have to wait until much later.
There are a bunch of good options out there, and I almost didn't want to tell you about them because I don't want a few of them to sell out before I get a chance to try them. Haha! #confessionsofaselfishblogger :P
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Row 1: Neutrals backgrounds with subtle patterns. Option 1 | Option 2 | Option 3
Verrryyyyy easy to remix since the patterns aren't too loud. But they're more interesting than plain solids!
Row 2: Light colored plaids - Option 4 | Option 5 | Option 6
Oh man, these are pretty. I definitely want to try #4 and #6! They're also currently on sale, so I'd better put them into my shopping cart before posting this so they don't sell out. Hahaha :D Option 4 comes in a billion different colors and patterns.
Even though these are lighter they totally work for fall and winter! Just pair them with a darker sweater, like navy, black, or tan. The contrast will pop well! Or, why NOT do winter lights, right?
Row 3: Neutral polka dots and plains - Option 7 | Option 8 | Option 9
I have the white version of #8 and love the material. I like it in blue as it serves similarly to a chambray top but is better suited for a professional setting--OR casual. I have one similar to #9 and looooove it. (See the ways I've worn it HERE.)
Row 4: Gingham - Option 10 | Option 11 | Option 12
I really want to try #10 too. I love the color in #11, and you can't go wrong with #12 as it's classic.