Invest in... A Classic Button-Front Shirt

Thursday, March 05, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Women: Classic cotton non-iron shirt - White
Classic Cotton Non-Iron Shirt

$59.00
Available at: bananarepublic.com

There is nothing sexier than that crisp, clean, smooth men’s shirt to walk around in while you’re getting ready-- better yet, wear it out! Wearing a men’s collared shirt is seductively mysterious, without revealing your lace bra and underwear. I have started a fun and diverse collection of collared shirts. I love the fact that I can wear them from work to happy hour and feel hot and confident while sippin’ on my club soda.

Collared shirts have always been talk of Tinseltown, especially after Sharon Stone famously wore them to movie premieres and in movie scenes, making the Gap collared shirt the “it” symbol of refreshed Hollywood. Now, this was a few years ago, but Carolina Herrera also made the white collared shirt her fashion staple. Coming from a fashion legend, that means a lot! I could go on and on, to increase the credibility and emphasize the significance of this magical shirt, but I think you all get the point.

Craig Taylor Used To Be His Shirt
Craig Taylor "Used To Be His Shirt"

$195.00
Available at: neimanmarcus.com

The first shirt is from Banana Republic, it is a classic white cotton collared shirt. The best part about this shirt is that it is wrinkle free, so you don’t have to worry about ironing this shirt, saving you an extra 10 minutes in the morning. It’s great to have a polished stylish look without the fuss. It’s a great shirt to travel with-- might as well a get a couple of them.

In order to liven it up a bit, I chose a Striped Tie-Sleeve Shirt from Gap as my second choice. I love the casualness of this shirt, and the cute rolled up sleeves. I think this would be great paired with a white skirt or jeans. The sleeves give it a hip flair, suitable for spring and summer. This may not be the most businesslike collared shirt out, but it definitely gives the collared shirt a younger youthful perspective.

Lastly, my favorite shirt is by Craig Taylor. This subtle blue and white shirt is sexy with a capital S. As shown in the picture, it would rock with a belt to cinch the waist or it would look just as sassy with the material flowing as-is. This shirt lives up to its name, “Used To Be His Shirt”-- I love it! The three-quarter sleeve gives it an edgy-classic look that makes me want to keep collecting these amazing stylish shirts.
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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.