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How to Make a Worker’s Shirt Ready for Office Work

work-shirt-ready-for-work_083010Pictured: Chambray Shirt | $49.50 at Gap, Polka Dot Print Tie | $59.50 at J Press, Essential Chino in Regular Fit | $59.50 at J Crew, and Millbrook Leather Driving Mocs | $128 at J Crew.

Denim may have its roots in workmen’s clothing, but it’s irrepressible spirit has allowed it to transcend bounds of class and occasion.  So in a season defined by a love affair with all things denim, it’s not surprising to see denim chambray shirts waltzing their way into the business casual workplace - and not just in creative industries.  Here’s how to make the chambray shirt work for the office:

1.  Start with a well-fitted chambray shirt.  For the office, a slim fit cut works best; less fitted shirts are better left for the weekend.
2.  Add a pair of flat front khakis, keeping the chambray shirt tucked in (and belted).
3.  Finish off the look with key accessories - a tie in a complementary color (we love the look of navy and white polka dots) and a pair of rich brown driving shoes, whose hue harmonizes with the blues and sand colors in the look.  You can switch out the driving shoes for brogues as well.

How would you wear a chambray shirt to work?  Share your style with us in the comments!

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Anorak Shirt Jacket

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Want a jacket that transcends seasons? Pair this versatile anorak jacket with a flirty dress for summer, and wear it with skinny jeans and a tunic for fall.

$140  at Need Supply.

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