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These Shirts Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously

Bring the summer to work.

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We're roughly halfway through summer and many of us have already been on our dream vacations where we shamelessly rocked a tropical-print top and a fanny pack all day, every day. Some people are still waiting to jet off and the really lucky ones will be gone for the whole season – but for those of us stuck at work this summer, there are still plenty of ways to bring a little fun and flair to our outfits. 

Even if your workplace has a rigid dress code, most companies will accept a shirt. So our advice is don't settle for another plain, boring button-down, instead choose a revamped version that doesn't take itself too seriously: think patches, embroidery and sassy slogans. From the subtlest motif stitched onto the collar to sprawling slogans that take over the whole shirt, these re-worked tops could be just what you need to liven up your day (not to mention your ensemble) to get you through to happy hour. 

Whether you prefer a classic cut, a flowy blouse or a cute cropped style, we've seen reworked shirts and shirt dresses everywhere recently. Avoid looking like you've just stepped off the set of a children's TV show by keeping your color palette simple and letting the detailing on your button-down become the focal point of your look: style yours for the office with a simple hoop earringpalazzo pant and a sensible (but stylish) embellished loafer – or, if it's dress-down Friday, throw a denim maxi skirt into the mix for a contrasting and slightly more casual texture. 

Liven up your work life by rocking a shirt that brings all the fun of summer to the office with you:
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Mango Message Poplin T-Shirt - $35
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Topshop Palm & Giraffe Embroidered Shirt - $60
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Alice & You Cactus Patch Shirt - $23
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English Factory Oversized Shirt Dress With Embroidered Detail £57
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Forever 21 Mariachi Patch High-Low Shirt - $16
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Zara Floral Embroidery Shirt - $40
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Tommy Hilfiger Shirt With Heart Patch - $158
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Eloquii Embroidered Plaid Flare Sleeve Blouse - $70
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River Island Black Jacquard Shirt With Floral Embroidery - $34
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Liquorish Denim Shirt Dress with Patches - $38
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River Island Black Floral Pajama Blouse - $34
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Missguided White Rose Embroidered Patch Romper - $48
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Mango Poplin T-Shirt - $30
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Ouor Lady Stripe Shirt Dress - £150
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Topshop Tiger Embroidered Shirt - $55
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Sister Jane Midi Tiered Shirt Dress - $125
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Zara Embroidered Striped Poplin Shirt - $50
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Monki Hidden Button Cotton Blouse - €25
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Forever 21 Plus Love 8 High-Low Chambray Shirt - $48
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The Ragged Priest Shirt Dress with Patch - $87
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Zara Flowing Embroidered Blouse - $70
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Eloquii Embroidered Puff Sleeve Top - $70
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Topshop Embroidered Floral Shirt Dress - $80
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