I am completely incoherent before 9:00 a.m. I can't even accomplish the simplest task: shampooing my hair takes 15 minutes, I forget if I've brushed my teeth and brush again, and my thoughts won't form complete sentences. Now imagine me attempting to put together a chic workday ensemble at the crack of dawn. I stand in front of my closet wasting precious "I'm late for work" minutes while dozens of outfit ideas race through my head. It's a mess.
Thankfully, after years of practice, I've managed to fill my closet with work wardrobe staples that are foolproof chic-- even at 6:00 a.m.! One of my favorite instant style fake outs is the shirt/sweater combo. Talk about foolproof: a perfectly coordinated shirt and sweater that fits without bunching up and looks like I actually spent time matching two different clothing items. It's genius. I own several and I'm about to add one more.
This Cotton Vest/Shirt Combo by Esprit is ideal for so many reasons. The fact that it's a vest/shirt combo, rather than a sweater/shirt combo, makes it unique among "combo" shirts. Also, the sleeves can either be worn down at 3/4 length, or can be tied up with built in straps (as shown in the picture), for two different looks. I love clothes that do double duty.
This seasonless work wardrobe staple is available in four vest colors-- Black (shown), Green, Pistachio, and Pink-- and is a fabulous deal at only $17.99, marked down from $59. It is available for a limited time only as part of Esprit's online clearance sale and will surely sell out fast.
Click on the photo for a direct link to where you can purchase this effortlessly stylish shirt at this great price.