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.
Zara Ribbon-Detailed Shirt
Zara's Ribbon-Detailed are a blatant ripoff of Thom Browne and Ralph Lauren's gros grain-trimmed men's shirts. But with a $60 price tag, you can stock your closet with a bunch of them and won't have a minor panic attack when you come into contact with coffee or red wine. Zara's button-downs feature contrasting ribbon on the plaque and collar to inject some visual interest without stepping too far out of the box. The shirts come in all sorts of color combinations, but you'll want to stick with red, white, and blue. Try the Linen Shirt, the Structure Shirt, and the Contrasting Neckline Shirt to start. The fit is a little on the tighter side, so big guys will want to go a size up. [$59.90; zara.com]