WHAT WE'RE WEARING: Embroidered Shirts

WHAT WE'RE WEARING: Embroidered Shirts

What I really should be doing a post on is shopping Zara sales because I have become a master at that craft. During the most recent sale that I went to I picked up this embroidered shirt. This trend has been on the rise these past two seasons but despite the plethora of designers that have made versions of it, there are very few that we actually like. Embroidery can be tricky and it is incredibly ornate when most of us tend towards simplicity. It can also be a wonderful way to add more color and pattern to your wardrobe.

 A detail of the shirt

A detail of the shirt

As I mentioned, this is a shirt that I got during a Zara sale a few weeks ago. They are difficult to shop because it is just a mess of clothing everywhere and you need to sift through colors and sizes that are in no particular order. I was attracted to this piece because it was colorful but not long sleeved like many of the versions that we commonly see. It is the perfect addition to my late summer routine. 

The shirt is a stark white cotton with green and pink/purple embroidery. The darker colors make it feel more Eastern yet still not too bright. The first day that I wore it (as with all of my new shirts) I wore it with my black skinny jeans. This is the most common thing that I wear and something I think every woman should have in her closet. The colors made it more bright and gave it a summer feel without me feeling like a tapestry. 

Embroidered Shirt

This shirt is perfect to wear to the office in the summer because it is light yet still colorful and professional. It is not a T shirt material (which is always a big ''No" in a professional environment) but it is still breathable and cool. 

Frequently, when I have been wearing this shirt this summer (so like... twice because I have only had it for a few weeks) I pair it with a navy skirt with an asymmetrical hemline. This blue hue brings out the natural feel of the shirt and adds a little more color. I tend to stick with subdued colors because the shirt is so bright and I do not want to look like a wall hanging. I also find it keeps me cooler during the day and it gives the shirt more shape (it is loose fitting at the waist). 

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I paired the shirt with my Parisian blue tie ballet flats to wear it to work today. I felt that they really tied in well with the colors of the flowers on the shirt. 

 A detail of the pattern on the shirt

A detail of the pattern on the shirt

For accessories, I stuck with my trusted wedding ring and Tissot watch. They truly match everything. I also wore my pearl stud earrings to add just a little bit of pearly white to match the shirt. 

Embroidered shirts are the perfect way to add more interest to your ensemble and bring in more color. Pair them with more muted trousers or a simple navy skirt (like I did) to avoid pattern or color clashing. Since they are so colorful, I tend to also be more subtle with the accessories unless it is for a night on the town. 

Here are a few of our current favorite embroidered shirts for you to click and enjoy! 

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