Dressing for the office gets trickier as the weather gets warmer. You want to look buttoned up, but you don't want to overheat or sweat through thick fabrics. Time to break out the linen blends and light colors. Instead of spending a bundle on expensive shirts, which will – let's face it – probably be permanently pit-stained before August, pick up a couple of these affordable-but-good-looking summer shirts.
Old Navy Slim-Fit Chambray Shirt
Here's a pro-tip for guys who want to build an extensive work wardrobe without paying through the nose: Old Navy's got you covered. Most Old Navy button-downs look as good as anything you'll find at Gap and Banana Republic and they'll only set you back $30. Two tricks to success at Old Navy: Go a size down and avoid the plaids. Otherwise, anything goes, and we're particular fans of their Chambray Shirts, which look good in any season, have a pleasing depth of color, and outlast some of the brand's less durable offerings. The New Blue, New Black, and Red are particularly nice. [$29.94; oldnavy.gap.com]
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