The Find: A Summer Work Shirt

Jul 1, 2024

It’s difficult to find a shirt for work that doesn’t need a jacket or cardigan. A shirt that you can pair with a skirt or a pair of pants and it’s enough. A shirt that can carry an outfit without help. This is such a shirt.

This shirt from Karen Millen has a multiple things going for it: the puffed sleeve, the varied stripe patterns, the blue buttons.  Paired with a cool trouser or a slim pencil skirt, this shirt is a great piece for summer.  Also, the tailoring on the back is pretty fantastic.

The blouse can be worn tucked or untucked.  You don’t see that much anymore.  Untucked, I think it could work with a pair of navy or white shorts.  

Bottom line, this is a very cool top for under-$150 (maybe less with the rotating sales happening this week).  Wear it to work — casual or professional — or wear it on the weekend.  It would also work with a camel blazer or a navy sweater skirt in the fall making it a versatile piece.

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  1. Jill says:

    You’re so right that a standalone work blouse is hard to find. Unfortunately I don’t think that one would tuck in for me with my long torso. But it would work untucked, which is great.

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