I found this shirt at Anthro last week in the sale section, and am mulling whether to keep. It’s a soft gauzy fabric with grey pinstripes and a pattern of little tiny sequins. Cindysmith’s recent posting about fit
issues with shirts gave me some things to consider. There is nothing in the description to indicate this, but the shirt is very oversized. An XS fit me well (I typically wear a 10/12P size in tops) except that it’s too long, and the sleeves are loose enough that I can fold them up easily unlike many shirts I try where the sleeves are too tight.


I really like it. I am not so fond of button down shirts in stiffer fabrics but like them in softer flowy ones like this one. I generally prefer the classic shirt style over more modern shapes with bell sleeves etc.

The fit is quite good, I’ll have to shorten the hem but that’s easy enough.

After my trip to Albuquerque last May I wanted to get a couple more light colored gauzy summer shirts for hot days when I want to be covered up – this is the first one I’ve found that checks all the boxes

Anthro quality is consistently good, the pieces I’ve bought from there always last a long time.

It will work for fall under sweaters.

It was about ¼ of the original price at end of summer sale

I could see wearing it with a flowy skirt (like Angie’s midi skirt posting today), although I don’t own one and don’t feel inspired to look for one right now.


I have to think carefully about styling this so it stays reasonably modern looking and not super menswear-ish. That could be tricky because a pinstriped button down shirt is inherently menswear-ish. .

Outfit creation lab

  • With Jeans and red loafers, showing the original fit.
  • Same outfit, with a half-baked attempt at what it will look like shortened.
  • ….with a waist-tie styling on the shirt…this would work with white jeans too.
  • …add light blue moto
  • Switch to darker jeans and grey booties. Like this outfit better - jeans are more flattering and less contrast with shoes
  • Just the shirt, tucked into the darker jeans. Don't like the tucked look, much better to go with the waist tie or leave it untucked
  • With a lightweight burgundy cardigan, silver necklace. I need to add a cami once it cools off enough to dress like this.
  • This last look is very classic, with a gorgeous Theory cashmere
    vneck I just found at TJmaxx. All the pieces are very nice quality and fit well, and there is a part of me that loves this look, but it's more about loving the pieces than the outfit. I am not liking such classic menswear looks as much as I used to and want to go with more artistic/modern ones. I may keep the sweater but not wear this shirt under it.

Would love to hear any and all suggestions, thanks in advance1

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