February 24, 2020
I thought that shirts like this would be EVERYWHERE by now… Silly me!
But after I thought for a minute about the overall plan, I realized that any lightweight shirt in which one can roll their sleeves is what we really want. This shirt covers the back of your neck when it gets too sunny, protects you from vicious air conditioning, and covers anything that you’d like to keep under wraps! (these shirt can make great swimsuit coverups…)
First up, remember our 6 scarves? There are, of course, nice summery shirts that are perfect with these scarves:
A shirt like this is perfect is you work in 1 of those “no shirts above the elbow” environments (I promise you, they exist!), but you want to go outside during lunch and sit under a tree…
If you want to tone-down a tee shirt (this following one is gold!), an over-shirt of some sort is the perfect way to do it. Maybe it’s got an inscription that you don’t want everyone to see? Or it’s a bit revealing, because you’ve got romantic plans later? Fear not…
Maybe you just want to look fresh and crisp…
If you’re outdoors a lot, a shirt that repels insects and blocks SUV rays is always important! This is one of those “is your neck getting sunburned?” moments:
If the rest of your outfit is understated, some dots can be fun!
Maybe leopard is one of your neutrals?
This wardrobe finally looks VERY different – a new accent color! While this means that I can’t wear this new pink shirt under a cobalt cardigan, that seems a small price to pay for the added verve of another accent color!
The list of remaining items keeps getting shorter and shorter…
It’s going to be interesting to see how this all works out, in the end! I have some ideas…
p.s. Four years ago we built a capsule wardrobe in brown, camel, cream and turquoise – 1 Piece at a Time.
Hi Janice, the Pinterest pin buttons seem to be missing.. Lise
Collared shirts are practical all year long..I wear them under sweaters..when I don’t want a scarf or necklace, and also just for extra warmth. Love the oatmeal linen shirt!
Love a linen shirt for “dress like a grownup” occasions, especially ones with roll sleeves & sleeve tabs; around here they’re 3-season attire. I may be missing something, but I’m not sure why you couldn’t wear the pink shirt under the cobalt sweater—if it’s about color intensities, pink and kelly green have, in the past, been all the rage and are a similar pastel+jewel tone.
Good point! Thanks for taking the time to point this out…
I use Lands End swim shirts that are SPF for the summer. They are long sleeved but you can feel the breeze through them. Put a shirt over them and you are save from the arctic air conditioning.
Beth T says
I love the pink shirt. However the link is broken and I can’t find it on the LL Bean website. Thought you ought to know.
I’ve just bought a similar pink shirt by Liz Claiborne – found it for a bargain price in a charity shop! I will wear mine with light grey. Grey and pink seems a very 80’s combination but I love it.
With your hair and colouring, I reckon that you would look great wearing a stronger and brighter pink, like cerise, to wear under a cobalt cardigan. Pink and black, though, do look classy.
The link worked for me, but that proves entirely NOTHING in the computer world…
This is the link for the short-sleeved shirt: https://shopstyle.it/l/bd3V1
This is the link for the long-sleeved version: https://shopstyle.it/l/bd3V2
and THIS is the link for the linen tunic! https://shopstyle.it/l/bd3Vc
With my newly-born love of pink, I’m going to HAVE to have one of these, right?
Hi, By chance am I missing the link to the white UPF shirt that’s part of the outfit with the cheer blue tee shirt? I have gone in the past to the Columbia outlet and purchased the PFG UPF longsleeve, roll-tabs, collard shirts for long days outdoors. The buttons are snaps and I was told by another shopper that these are best, the button snaps, if you are into kayaking or paddle boarding as all you need to do is unsnap the shirt, dip it into the cool water quickly and put it back on over your swim top or athletic bra– you keep cool that way.
Nope, that was entirely me missing that link! I don’t know what I use for brains some days…
It’s there now; thanks for letting me know.
Not the main focus, but the leopard set’s sandals and bag could make me break my shopping fast!
Absolutely love the pink linen shirt! So perfect whether it’s with black, beige, navy, taupe, grey or white pants. Or chocolate brown, denim blues. Honestly is there a neutral that it wouldn’t go with?
I’ve begun to see it as a neutral in its own right. This soft slightly warm tinged pink.
I love the idea of using a short-sleeved shirt as a swimsuit coverup! I burn easily but overheat just as easily, so a breezy linen shirt might save me. And I actually already have one that I don’t use as much as I’d like!
Gail Leverett says
Just a heads up, a few years ago I used my ExOfficio UPF 30 long sleeve white shirt as a cover-up for a day of swimming and snorkeling. The sunscreen that I had used while the shirt was off caused yellow stains that I never got out. The shirt worked wonderfully well to keep me from having a sunburn, but I ruined the shirt.