Some brands have mastered the essence of durable, comfortable clothing that you can wear with just about anything for just about any occasion. Examples of these brands are GAP, Old Navy, and H&M. One such brand that I would add to this list is UNIQLO. For those of you who haven’t heard of this brand or shopped there, UNIQLO has great staple items for work, at home, or for the great outdoors. I mostly shop at UNIQLO for the work appropriate casual clothing, now that I can wear casual clothing to work everyday (yay)!
My most favorite item that I have received from UNIQLO is this long sleeve work shirt. This work shirt is one of the most if not the most versatile piece of clothing I own. If I still worked in finance, which I would like to emphasize that I do not now, I could wear this with these Banana Republic work pants or a pencil skirt and be work appropriate. At my current job, I wore the work shirt with some boyfriend jeans and my new Franco Sarto peep toe booties. A perfect outfit for getting coffee before work or having a nice casual weekend look.
I love the idea of a work shirt in general- I see them being more and more used in casual outfits which I love. Pairing it with jeans or a less structured skirt takes the look from the office to a night out with friends. There is also something very artistic about the work shirt, I can imagine an artist wearing chic glasses and creating their next brilliant piece of art in one. I also see style icons wearing them with pajamas- just another way to make the look more casual. Think J.Crew!
Hope this gave you some good ideas about how to wear a work shirt and where to shop to find the perfect one!
*Photos: Jonilyn Brown
*Thank you to Obviously, Inc. UNIQLO for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine.