While you still may have to throw on the long sleeve shirt and tie for work, the summer is prime time for some great short-sleeve action. You get the nice summer breeze on your arms, while still maintaining your impeccable style. Here are some options that will help you get your feet wet in the world of short sleeve shirts.
J. Crew Factory Short-Sleeve Oxford
The sleeves may have shortened, but the rules haven’t changed – you still gotta own a white oxford shirt. The quintessential long sleeve shirt is just as important for your short-sleeve collection. Imagine wearing this with literally any colored shorts for a nice picnic or with some dark denim for a night out with friends. This piece is incredibly versatile and well worth the price.
Buy it Now: $25
Joe Fresh Print Short Sleeve Shirt
Summer is the perfect time to break out patterned clothing. Thankfully the patterns on this piece are subtle and not too overwhelming. They’ll add a small, but noticeable touch to your outfit. This would look a great with a navy pair of shorts or with a pair of khakis. Better yet, imagine wearing this on a nice, cool evening at the beach. Coming from Joe Fresh, this shirt won’t take too much out of your wallet.
Buy it Now: $39
Nautica Slim Fit Gingham Shirt
Ahh…the gingham shirt. Full disclosure: gingham is my all-time favorite pattern. I own many different gingham items and seize every opportunity I can to wear them. Nevertheless, this is a definite must-own for all you guys this summer. It’s a simple, yet at the same time bold pattern that will make pretty much any outfit look great. Pair this with a nice pair of jeans or khaki shorts/chinos and you’ll have a killer look goin’ for you.
Buy it Now: $50
Crew Blue Jasmine Floral Shirt
This shirt is not for the faint of heart. You definitely need some cojones to wear this one. But I guarantee if you are bold enough for it, a lot of heads will be turnin’ as you cross the street. If this shirt’s not for you, but you are still dying to get in to the flowered-shirt game, check out this piece from Club Monaco. There’s much more flowers, but they’re a lot smaller and the shirt’s color isn’t too vibrant.
Buy it Now: $75
Grayers Checked Cotton Shirt
Grayers is mid-century British style meets American prep. This is the most colorful of all these options and it will add a much needed “pop” to your outfits and wardrobe. As with many of the previous options, you could rock this with a nice pair of denim or darker colored shorts (think navy or gray). Plus, the great design and breezy cotton material make this shirt a profitable investment.
Buy it Now: $80
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