January 17, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The New Collared Shirt







































I picked up this LOFT shirt on a whim, and have been loving (and buying) similar style shirts ever since! I'm calling it the new collared shirt, but it actually doesn't have a collar (mine is a henley with a few buttons), and it's silky and has pockets. I think it is a refreshing change under a blazer like in today's look look, but they also look great with jeans. Definitely a staple in my closet now! What are some recent additions to your closet that you just can't live without?

Inspiration photo: Harper's Bazaar
Blazer: Express, $25
Shirt: c/o LOFT, $30
Pants: Banana Republic, $50
Belt: Limited, $15
Pumps: Banana Republic, $60
Purse: River Island, $60
Earrings: Banana Republic, $10
Ring: My Stella & Dot website, $49

1. Vince Camuto military shirt via Amazon, $39.89
2. LOFT utility blouse, $49.50
3. Ann Taylor tab long sleeve shirt, $118

34 comments:

  1. I received a similar shirt for Christmas in a mustard color and I love it!  I'm not a fan of collars so this style is my favorite.  How's the quality of the Loft shirt?  I find that their white shirts tend to be a little too sheer for my taste.

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  2. Classic and stylish!  Thank you for sharing an outfit that I could wear to the office.  I feel like you could be walking down the streets of Paris in this outfit!

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  3. I love this look! I just found your blog and will now be checking in daily..

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  4. I really like this look, a nice update to the classic!  Loving your outfit!

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  5. Very chic! Classic with a modern twist! Can't go wrong with it!

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  6. You look so chic!  Nice outfit for work, especially and I love how you can wear that style shirt so many different ways, including with jeans, shorts, and skirts!  I have one shirt kind of like that and I love it!  xx

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  7. As someone said - classic with a modern twist, love it!
    New adiitions to my closet that I can't live without - cardigans, cardigans, cardigans... :) I've bought six of them while in US this past August-Sept-Oct. (mostly thanks to you!) and am constantly implementing them in almost every outfit, so I've been wondering how on Earth have I lived without them so far (I had only two of them, one for several years and one I bought last winter) and what on Earth have I been wearing! :) I even bought one more in Prague :) and will continue to buy them in different colors, designes...

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  8. Love that shirt! I have a similar (or the same, not 100% sure) one in orange/coral from LOFT and I love it! It's really fun to pair it with the blazer instead of the "classic" collared shirt!

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  9. Thank you Ashley and welcome to the blog!

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  10. Sam, I also picked up a mustard color recently and can't wait to wear it. I actually like the quality of this LOFT shirt a lot (sometimes the materials they use feel a little 'cheap' to me). It is a bit sheer, but I actually like that part, makes it look more expensive somehow!

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  11. This outfit is amazing in its simplicity.  Since I have a short neck sometimes I feel too confined with both a blazer and a collared shirt.  This look is perfect for me!  I might have to check that top out at the mall this weekend.... 

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  12. I am so in love with that bag! This whole outfit is so cute, though. Gorgeous!  :)

    http://www.currently-craving.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the idea of a shirt with no collar. When I wear collard blouses, I'm always afraid I'll get makeup on it. But these are genius.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  14. I am definitely going to copy this one for this weekend! I am going  to be running errands then  dinner date with hubs. Love this look! Thanks for always inspiring!

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  15. This is a nice alternative to a collared top.  The leopard heels were the perfect addition!

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  16. I have a very similar LOFT shirt like that but it's more of a silky ivory! I find that I wear it all the time too and have started buying others just like it-- I'm wearing a black one today! And I love the camel blazer! I don't usually venture into too preppy of looks but there was a headband at BR this weekend that I feel like would look perfect with the blazer!

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  17. I got the exact same shirt in the after Christmas sale. Love it!

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  18. Ideal!

    Zepequeña.

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  19. Loving the bag!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  20. My newest obsession started with a shirt much like yours.  It's also Loft, and it's soft and flowy. I used to hate tucking shirts in and avoid it at all costs. My shirts always looked stiff and lumpy, and as soon as I reached for something, half of the shirt would be poofed out awkwardly.  Well, I'm now avoiding all of my cotton shirts and going for silky shirts.  I can tuck them in, and they behave.  I went back to the Loft and bought the same shirt (they call it a tie neck peasant blouse) in the other color available, and I've also found a few similar ones from other brands. 

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  21. That's a great point and I totally agree! Silky shirts are way better for tucking (which I almost always do) and don't bulge like stiff collared shirts!

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  22. I love that Loft shirt! I have about 8 collared button down shirts in my closet, and I hardly wear them because I always feel way too masculine in them and especially if they are tucked in with pants. I'm thinking the Loft shirt would be a great addition to my closet...and then maybe I can get rid of some of the ones I don't wear....

    health4lifekc.blogspot.com

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  23. I love that Loft shirt! I have about 8 collared button down shirts in my closet, and I hardly wear them because I always feel way too masculine in them and especially if they are tucked in with pants. I'm thinking the Loft shirt would be a great addition to my closet...and then maybe I can get rid of some of the ones I don't wear....

    health4lifekc.blogspot.com

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  24. Dear J, I love your style. If you remember I emailed you before heading off to Orlando regarding the use of your tips for the month that we were there. Confession time: I still come back here and am saving (check: taking screen shots on my iPhone!) of your gorgeous winter styles for when our autumn & winter seasons arrive. For now though it is still the height of summer! Keep doin' what your doin'
    Mervat xo

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  25. So sweet, thank you Mervat! Glad you (still) like the blog!

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  26. Love this look! Number 3 is my favorite. I have been looking for one but I am on a tight budget until I graduate in May. http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/ 

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  27. I've been noticing these shirts lately, and I'm loving them. I regret not picking up a deep purple version I found in New York & Co Outlet a few weeks back!

    Janell
    www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

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  28. After WWII to the mid-1950s (particularly), in the Economic-, Baby-, and Fashion-"Boomtimes," when very chic women in America dressed with a particular type of pared-down yet feminine Fashion *F.L.A.I.R.*~~~(which was genuinely almost "dancer-like" in it's body-consciousness)~~~those very chic women were then said to............ "look so continental," (meaning "of or relating to the mainland of Europe; European.")

    That's how YOU look in this post, J, in your silky, very elegant, split-neck blouse............ i.e., you just look gracefully and beautifully............ "continental"!!

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  29. Love those shirts! They first became popular this fall and I'm so glad they are staying in style!

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  30. This is a great look on you J!

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  31. I love that in place of a collard shirt! It is a much more modern way of doing it. I really need to work on getting more of the basics. (white shirts, awesome blazers like that one!)
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ 

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  32. Very cute! If you would like to try another stylish collared shirt, try looking at Robert Redd. We have a wide variety of colors to choose from, and the shirts are very stylish, yet comfortable at the same time. 

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  33. I am wearing a similar outfit today for work.  I bought my shirt which is very similar at Wet Seal.  I was in there with my granddaughter and spoted the shirt I am wearing.  I did go with a beige cardigan because it is too hot to wear my blazer.

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