white shirtThere are certain items every woman should have in her closet. Some seasons, it might be The Big Thing, and the next its popularity might wane, but she can feel confident that, within just a few years, it'll make its way back into her wardrobe rotation. The white button down shirt is definitely one of these items -- it works beneath sweaters for a preppy look, with a black pencil skirt for a sexy secretary vibe, and with jeans for a laid-back feel.

While right now probably isn't the time when you want to drop a bunch of dough on a single item, keep in mind that, if you're planning to wear this over and over, spending a little extra now can save you replacement costs throughout the years. However, you don't have to drop your whole paycheck to get the look -- we've got options at all price points for you in the gallery!

The White Button Down

Unbasic Shirt, $68 at White House Black MarketTrina Turk 'Chloe' Blouse, $198 at NordstromDarts Detail Button Front Shirt, $36 at Ann Taylor LoftSt. John Collection Ruffled Stretch Poplin Blouse, $495 at NordstromMerona Long Sleeve Camp Shirt, $19.99 at Target