Shirt Tales

At my first job in New York City I was required to conform to a miserable dress code. Ever since then I have mostly feared the stiff button-down shirt — the shirt of gaps; itchiness and general constriction. Leave it to Anthropologie to put a more delicate spin on the buttoned-up look. No fear from these.

Anthropologie at ShopStyle

The In-Tune Shirtdress ($118) was recently featured in a wear it now, wear it later outfit set. But it was buried under so many layers who could really appreciate it? On its own it’s a cute look. Dare I say it’s a little country bumpkin with the plaid? And note the tighter squares of the plaid placket. I’m curious to see how it translates in real life.

Anthropologie at ShopStyle

The Skinny Striped Blouse ($88) is just what I’ve been looking for to layer under thin cashmere sweaters for fall. It reminds me of an Oxford dress shirt but the peter pan collar and slight darts lend a more feminine touch. As a bonus it’s made of soft voile. Another pick headed to the wish list.

Anthropologie at ShopStyle

It doesn’t get much more New England chic than the Revere Blouse ($68) with its fierce flounce and lacey accents. Another striped shirt that drew me in, this one features slightly aristocratic shoulders perfect for pairing with straight leg jeans tucked into a sharp pair of riding boots. One if by cash, two if by card?


  1. August 25, 2009 / 6:01 pm

    Hi! Your writing is in white and I cannot read it. Thought you might want to know.

  2. August 25, 2009 / 6:06 pm

    Oh no — you can't read it? What browser/OS are you visiting from? Is there not enough contrast between the text and the background, or is it too small?

  3. August 25, 2009 / 10:18 pm

    It is back to blue- weird. I thought you changed colors again. Sorry!

  4. August 27, 2009 / 5:58 pm

    hi! i've recently become a huge anthro fan and probably over indulged this week. i tried on the in tune shirt dress and my intention was to get it for work, but i found the skirt part to be a little too short and fun/flirty for my job so it was a no go 🙁

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