Though my job may not have fancy health benefits or 401K programs (welcome to the life of freelancing!), the one thing it does have going for it is the dress code. I can sport jeans and a tank everyday with nary a second glance regarding my clothing choices from coworkers. But, this fashion freedom does come with a price. While dressing for the corporate world can be a hassle, "dressing down" for the job brings its own sets of challenges. (It's true--don't laugh!) For instance, there is a difference between "casual wear" and looking like you just rolled out of bed. For me, the bottom-half is easy...keep jeans hole-free, in a dark wash, and designer. It's the top-half that sometimes has me pulling my hair out. You see, I'm a sucker for soft, cotton t-shirts. But, I hate plain tees (boring...). I love a graphic, silk screened print that is a bit quirky and totally unique. Thus, starting in June, I begin my hunt for the perfect summer t-shirts. This year, I found plenty. One of my favorites is from designer
. In her "T & Pants T", Elaine combined her own logo with a 1950's menswear ad. The result? Fabulous. I love how masculinity and femininity play off each other. And, at $36, the price fits easily into my "work clothing" budget.