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How to Wear a Work Shirt 5 Ways

The shacket's lightweight cousin

March is over, guys! That means it’s really, truly, finally Spring. A surprise snowstorm in late March is annoying but not completely unexpected…April, though, April is consistent. Or at least, consistently 50° to 70°, with rain, blue skies or a little bit of both. With that kind of forecast, versatile layers are a key component for any wardrobe.

Enter, the work shirt. 

What is a men’s work shirt?

Designed for manual labor, workwear is made of a thicker material, meant to be more durable than that of your average button up. Its weight makes it a versatile layer for the change of season.

A close cousin of the shacket, a work shirt is nevertheless a little lighter and usually unlined.

Below, five outfit ideas on how to wear a work shirt this spring:

A work shirt is the perfect over-or-under layer for erratic spring weather.

Shop #SGapproved work shirt picks: Uniqlo (above), Gap

MONDAY

Wear it well:  Layer your work shirt over a (pink!) sweater and trousers to hit the bar for happy hour.

TUESDAY

Wear it well: Go shirt-on-shirt for your next casual date night.

WEDNESDAY

Wear it well: Wear your over shirt as a shirt itself, keeping it buttoned all the way (or almost all the way) up. If that’s a little uncomfortable, layer a thin tee underneath for extra comfort.

THURSDAY

Wear it well: Wear your work shirt as an internal layer under a crewneck sweatshirt in a color like bluebird blue that really pops against the army green.

FRIDAY

Wear it well: A work shirt adds some structure to a casual tee and cozy pants-look.

Shop #SGapproved work shirts

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Want more ways to wear your favorite pieces? See five ways to wear lace-up boots, a Breton stripe shirt and patterned polo shirt.