These 17 Long-Sleeve Shirts Deserve a Permanent Spot in Your Closet

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Investing in the building blocks of your wardrobe is beyond worthwhile. From wearable, day-to-night midi dresses to practical layers you'll reach for season after season, you can always count on these pieces for effortless dressing that stands the test of time.

One item in that category is the perfect long-sleeved top. Often a more office-ready option, this type of shirt will transition from your desk to the happy hour table seamlessly. We often look for lightweight styles that can be layered (but can also be worn as is), and that are, of course, comfortable. Keeping these qualities in mind, we found several designs that fit the bill. Scroll on to see what we're talking about.

Additional reporting by Marina Liao

A Year-Round Layer: Leset Lori V-Neck Knit Top
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A Year-Round Layer: Leset Lori V-Neck Knit Top

This Leset Lori V-Neck Knit Top ($49, originally $140) makes a foundational piece in any fall or winter closet. With a relaxed fit and plunging neckline, it's an easy basic to layer over or under pieces.

An Effortless Top: Nasty Gal Satin Oversized Long Sleeve Pocket Shirt
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An Effortless Top: Nasty Gal Satin Oversized Long Sleeve Pocket Shirt

From the lustrous fabric to the relaxed silhouette, there's something undeniably chic about this Nasty Gal Satin Oversized Long Sleeve Pocket Shirt ($12, originally $60). We love it paired with boyfriend jeans, but it will look just as good with a slinky slip skirt.

A Unique Pattern: Topshop Cloud Mesh Ruched Off the Shoulder Top
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A Unique Pattern: Topshop Cloud Mesh Ruched Off the Shoulder Top

How cool is it that the pattern of this Topshop Cloud Mesh Ruched Off the Shoulder Top ($30, originally $43) features dark floral blooms? We're also loving the off-shoulder silhouette and ruched design.

A Reworked Top: Satin Effect Shirt
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A Reworked Top: Satin Effect Shirt

Not only do we love the deep hue of this Satin Effect Shirt ($36), but the relaxed silhouette also makes it covetable. Pair it with tailored trousers to make a sleek impression or blue jeans for casual days.

A Chic Look: ASTR the Label Satin Peplum Top
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A Chic Look: ASTR the Label Satin Peplum Top

This ASTR the Label Satin Peplum Top ($65) will look undeniably chic no matter what you pair it with. Go for effortless cool by pairing it with jeans or for polished by wearing it with a slinky slip skirt.

A Must Have Layer: Ribbed Crewneck Full-Coverage Bodysuit
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A Must Have Layer: Ribbed Crewneck Full-Coverage Bodysuit

This Ribbed Crewneck Full-Coverage Bodysuit ($55) is great in that you can style it in so many ways. On its own, tucked into jeans, or under a sweater vest for extra warmth, it's the layer that will keep on giving.

A Corset Style: Nasty Gal Recycled Rib Button Front Crop Top
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A Corset Style: Nasty Gal Recycled Rib Button Front Crop Top

This Nasty Gal Recycled Rib Button Front Crop Top ($9, originally $48) features a corset bodice and a plunging neckline for maximum allure. Whether you style yours with casual jeans or amp things up with sleek leather trousers, you will look effortlessly stylish.

A Swirly Print: Jacquard Knit Top
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A Swirly Print: Jacquard Knit Top

This Jacquard Knit Top ($30) is not only designed in a fun color palette, but the easygoing silhouette makes it super covetable. We like it paired with brown pants for a cool visual effect.

A Cutout Moment: Open Edit Off the Shoulder Cutout Top
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A Cutout Moment: Open Edit Off the Shoulder Cutout Top

This Open Edit Off the Shoulder Cutout Top ($39) looks sleek and modern, thanks to the shoulder-baring silhouette and neckline cutout. Pair it with high-rise jeans or textured leather pants depending on your mood.

An Undeniably Chic Top A.L.C. Eleanor Rib-Knit Cardigan
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An Undeniably Chic Top A.L.C. Eleanor Rib-Knit Cardigan

This A.L.C. Eleanor Rib-Knit Cardigan ($178, originally $395) is refined enough to wear on festive occasions yet still casually elegant for everyday moments. Pair it with the matching pants for the ultimate chic set.

A Designer Piece: Christopher Esber Ruched Crop Shirt
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A Designer Piece: Christopher Esber Ruched Crop Shirt

Christopher Esber is one of the hottest designers of the moment, known for his feminine pieces that ooze easy elegance and sensuality. We're crushing on this Christopher Esber Ruched Crop Shirt ($336, originally $480), which we're planning to pair with high-waisted jeans for a semidressy look or leather pants for a more polished ensemble.

Not Your Average White Top: Ruched Satin Effect Shirt
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Not Your Average White Top: Ruched Satin Effect Shirt

This Ruched Satin Effect Shirt ($50) is a fun twist on a typical white button-down, and it packs just as much day-to-night versatility. We like the ruched detail and easygoing fit.

A Silky Touch: ASTR the Label One-Shoulder Satin Long Sleeve Top
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A Silky Touch: ASTR the Label One-Shoulder Satin Long Sleeve Top

The luxe-looking fabric and silhouette of this ASTR the Label One-Shoulder Satin Long Sleeve Top ($59) make it irresistibly chic. We love the fluidity of it all, especially with the long sleeves.

A Compliment-Worthy Top: Crop Cardigan
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A Compliment-Worthy Top: Crop Cardigan

This Crop Cardigan ($40) will turn heads wherever you go, because it's so distinctly chic and effortlessly elegant. The muted shade makes sure you can style it with everything, from tan tailored trousers to a structured midi skirt.

A Wearable Top: Oversized Shirt
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A Wearable Top: Oversized Shirt

Sure, some friends might confuse this Oversized Shirt ($50) for pajama wear, but who doesn't occasionally sleep in the same satin top they went out in? This shirt feels suitable for all occasions, which is what we love about it.

A Sexy Cutout Top: Jonathan Simkhai Standard Asuka Shaping Rib Long Sleeve Mock Neck Bodysuit
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A Sexy Cutout Top: Jonathan Simkhai Standard Asuka Shaping Rib Long Sleeve Mock Neck Bodysuit

Cutouts are having a moment. We love the fun cutout placements and baby-blue hue of this Jonathan Simkhai Standard Asuka Shaping Rib Long Sleeve Mock Neck Bodysuit ($195).

A Fun Going Out Top: Sndys Natty Top
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A Fun Going Out Top: Sndys Natty Top

This Sndys Natty Top ($53) is a casual yet sexy choice. We like it with trousers or a miniskirt.