If you need an outfit that will carry you from casual Friday through happy hour, check out the Secret Wash Shirt from J.Crew. While there not quite as sophisticated as a proper a dress shirt, they’re still stylish and professional enough to wear in business casual settings. The “secret wash” is a secret, but whatever they do – the shirts are certainly comfortable. You can easily dress them up by throwing on a blazer, or even better – undo the top two buttons before you cool down with that 5 o’clock cocktail. Available in a slew of colors and patterns – $65. More info at jcrew.com
It hit 70 degrees today in New York, which should be a good indicator that winter is ending and it’s time to end your hibernation. If you’re going to head out this spring and summer, treat yourself to a nice new shirt (especially if your current collection is riddled with beer and mustard stains). This lightweight Campus long-sleeve shirt by GUESS will keep you comfortable and looking sharp.
A curved, floppy looking collar isn’t going to have you looking to sharp – and let’s face it those plastic collar stays that come with most shirts don’t hold up very long. If you’re ready to ditch the limp collars, this set of stainless steel collar stays will do the trick. The set includes 8 pairs (2 pairs of each size) of brushed stainless steel collar stays in lengths of 2, 2.5, 2.75, and 3 inches, also bundled with a convenient hanging clip that you can place in your closet next to your dress shirts.
Despite the warm summer weather, some occasions still call for a collared shirt. With buttoned rolled-up sleeves, a military shirt can help you stay comfortable while looking sharp. This plaid military shirt from Express is made out of 100% premium cotton to keep things cool, and the slim fitted cut will prevent any “puffing” around the waist – in the event you decide to tuck it into your jeans. $70 at Express stores.