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Start With This | The Tourist Shirt by Barney Cools

Buck business attire and be on vacay all the time (at least in your mind) by assembling an outfit around this expressive floral shirt.

Michelle Griesmanby Michelle Griesman

There is one thing that is obvious about the Barney Cools Short Sleeve Tourist Shirt: the man who wears it has a carefree attitude. We would like to challenge that man to wear it to an unexpected place, like work.

The Barney Cools Short Sleeve Tourist Shirt is all about fun, and that’s pretty clear. Printed on 100% cotton, it has a cerulean base, with toned down but poppy yellow and pink flowers. Now what should you wear with it? The outfit can go one of two ways: allow this shirt to be the focal point and tone everything else down, or ramp it all up.

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Mixed prints work, hence this shirt will pair nicely with something equally as unique. Try the Bamboo Water Short by Stussy, which has a colorful print set upon a black base. Throw on some blue mirrored sunglasses, like the Living Large Shades by Quay, and you are ready for margaritas in the sun.

In an alternate world, or simply on another day, this shirt can actually be classed up and make an appropriate appearance somewhere other than poolside. Put it under a cashmere blend light sweater, like one by Save Khaki, or a hyper-understated pullover jacket, like the Nylon Pop Over Jacket by Maiden Noir. Keep your pants and your accessories simple. Down below go with khakis or classed-up jeans by Baldwin, and on your head and feet, a hat and sneakers in muted colors.