Wear to Work: A Fresh Take on the Classic Sweater over Collared Shirt Combination

April 28th, 2009

Wear to Work
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Wearing a cardigan over a collared, button-down shirt at work is nothing groundbreaking, but you can easily give the look a fresh feel.  Just mix and match patterns - and get creative with proportion.  Here’s how to get a fresh take on the classic cardigan over button-down shirt look for work:

1.  Start with a fitted striped collared, button-down shirt and a pair of well-cut trousers.
2.  Add a brightly colored sweater over the striped shirt.  Note how the yellow, organic pattern of the sweater contrasts with the blue and white linear pattern on the shirt.  Plus, the half sleeves on the sweater allow the striped shirt to peek out from underneath.
3.  Accessorize with a pair of feminine pumps and a slouchy bag.  And to give the look a more youthful feel, regardless of your age, you can try tossing on a knit cap.

How would you wear the sweater over collared shirt combo?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sal  |  April 28th, 2009 at 6:55 am

    What a great suggestion! Just did a post on ways to work a white button-down, but this combination never came up. Of course, we were talking solids, but still …

  • 2. Trisha  |  April 28th, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Very nice, Sal! I love the scarf as belt concept :)

  • 3. lizabeth  |  April 28th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Would you let the shirttails peek out from the sweater too (not tuck them)?

  • 4. Trisha  |  May 1st, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Yes, for this outfit, I would let the shirttails peek out from under the sweater, so long as the shirttails were not too long.

  • 5. JenX  |  June 25th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    love it.

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