T-shirts serve a great purpose. They’re functional, cozy and are great for layering. But rarely do I find a tee that I’d also wear to work and not feel like it’s casual Friday (and even then its best to top it with a blazer or cardigan).  I first spied this shirt on Madewell’s web site months ago but since we don’t have a Madewell here, I’m not familiar enough with its sizing and it was a bit more than I wanted to spend, so sadly I passed. The style god’s must have been watching because during my trip to NYC last month, I spotted this shirt on sale! It was love at first sight. The small fit perfectly so I snatched it up immediately – and got one for Kim, too, who is styling it today on her blog, too! I love her glammed up version with those hot heels. She keeps reminding me I need a perfect trench.

The pattern mixing on this shirt is perfect. Wear it with white, with boyfriend denim, with casual chino shorts or go dressier with a colored skirt or pants to the office.  Add great accessories to pull out the hues – for example, I almost opted for a chunky green necklace but went more neutral so it wasn’t too matchy-matchy with this this clutch.

 tee: madewell // denim: old navy (2010; love these, on sale!) // wedges: target (go half size down) // necklace: c/o baublebar  + jenni // watch: c/o caravelle by bulova // bracelet: via local market // purse: made + gifted by my friend, Lindsay  (adore this and this) // lips: revlon just bitten in precious (new fav!) // sunnies: target