The bold short sleeve button up shirt has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. From vintage Japanese prints to neon colored palm tree prints, there’s something for everyone. Not only are the stylish, but they’re comfortable, which means that every guy ought to own at least one.

Here are some examples on how you can style your bold short sleeve button up:

CASUALLY

The simplest, and arguably most popular way to wear the piece is with jeans and some comfortable shoes. It makes more sense to pair with some simple pants and a basic shoe to allow for the shirt to be the focal point of your look. You can add a lightweight denim jacket or blazer with it too!

This look works great for a casual event, BBQ, or Happy Hour drinks with friends. If you’re not into something too bold, you can definitely find a more simply patterned shirt that doesn’t need to grab a ton of attention.

 

FORMALLY

Another fun and somewhat unexpected way to wear this piece is with a suit. Something that’s understated in a similar way to the jeans in the casual look works best because it allows the shirt to stand out. Try buttoning the shirt up all the way and if the collar is stiff enough, go ahead and pair it with a plain tie. Otherwise it works great all on it’s own.

This look is especially fun on casual Friday, for a fun date night, or if you’re going out on a slightly dressier night out to a swanky night club.

FULL ON SUMMER

The most classic way of styling a bold shirt is to embrace the summer mood and pair it with some shorts and fun sunglasses. Even if you’re not a cut off denim kind of guy, throw on some fitted chino shorts and you’ll be looking great!

This is a perfect look for anything you have going on during the daytime in summer. You’ll be styling at a BBQ, a day at the beach, or just about anything you have going on.

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I'm Parker York Smith, a curious dude still very much figuring everything out. I hail from the Midwest but have been dwelling in Los Angeles for the last few years being a pretty stereotypical west coast transplant. I'm a fashion geek, I love to walk (a LOT) and I do my best to find the bright side. I'm extremely excited about this blog and hope that (with some hard work and luck) it turns into what I believe it can. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch with me via my social networks (which can be found in the sidebar) or email me at parker@thelooksmith.com.

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