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If the only short sleeve shirts in your wardrobe are flowery designs from fancy dress parties, then it's time to step up your game.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with a colorful Hawaiin number, but there are countless other looks that you can achieve with a short sleeve shirt other than just Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet (1996).

There's a long list of styles to choose from: Goodfellas-style knit shirts, linen shirtscamp-collar shirts, simple striped shirts, oversized shirts... it goes on. And, as we gear up for the height of the summer, throwing on any of these options with a pair of shorts is all that's needed for the day.

That isn't to say there aren't more options to explore with the summer staple, though. Throwing a t-shirt or a tank top underneath is also advised, as done above, and nobody has quite managed to master the art of layering with a short-sleeved shirt like Tyler, The Creator. Just like when it comes to wearing loafers or shorts, he is the G.O.A.T in my eyes.

If you're as obsessed with his style as I am, then you will know he has a few favorite designs that he rotates between — there's the slightly cropped sunflower yellow one with a raw hem, the leopard print Golf Wang shirt, and a blue Hawaiian design. Tyler has even become the only person (to my knowledge) to make a Hawaiian shirt and blazer combination look good.

To make short-sleeved shirts work for summer and beyond, we have picked our personal favorites. From Dries Van Noten to Brain Dead, shop for the best short-sleeved shirts on the market below.

Scroll down for the best short-sleeved shirts in 2023.

Dries Van Noten Cassidye Shirt

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Dries Van NotenCassidye Shirt
$710
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Just as sure as the sun shines every day, the latest season from Dries Van Noten is filled with mesmerizing patterns that are bound to elevate your summer 'fits.

Acne Studios Printed Button-Up Shirt

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Acne StudiosPrinted Button-Up Shirt
$460
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While printed shirts fit the bill for year-round wear there's no denying that they truly shine when the sun's out. This vibrant shirt was made in collaboration with American artist Karen Kilimnik and features a unique crinkle effect that adds to the overall aesthetics.

Brain Dead Leomis World Shortsleeve Shirt

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Brain DeadLeomis World Shortsleeve Shirt
$183
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If anyone is able to work out what's happening on the print in this shirt, feel free to let me know.

Martine Rose Classic Short-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt

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Martine RoseClassic Short-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
$385
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Stripes are essentially timeless and Martine Rose knows this. Whether you're headed to a fancy dinner or on a casual day trip, there are few pieces that are more versatile.

Jacquemus La Chemise Jean

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JacquemusLa Chemise Jean
$375
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If there's any fabric that's sure to keep you comfy all summer long, it's linen. This boxy-fitting shirt from Jacquemus utilizes the lightweight fabric for an eye-catching floral design.

Carhartt WIP Reyes Stripe Shirt

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Carhartt WIPReyes Stripe Shirt
$110
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Another striped essential that's easy to style and, since it comes courtesy of Carhartt WIP, you know the quality is built to last.

Highsnobiety Poplin Short-Sleeve Shirt

HighsnobietyPoplin Short-Sleeve Shirt
$110
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Nothing says summer has arrived like a poplin, camp-collar shirt. This one from our in-house brand comes in extra lightweight fabric and a minimal finish.

GUESS USA Lace Camp Shirt

GUESSLace Camp Shirt
$165
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Under the creative leadership of Eli Russell Linnetz, GUESS USA has had a serious glow-up. This shirt comes with a lace finish for extra breathability while offering a peak at what's beneath it.

Marni x No Vacancy Inn Poplin Bowling Shirt

No Vacancy InnPoplin Bowling Shirt
$655
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Marni and No Vacancy Inn might have perfected hot weather dressing with their collaborative capsule collection. This is just one of many eye-catching summer styles that the two brands have released.

Marni Logo Bowling Shirt

MarniLogo Bowling Shirt
$385
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Marni's short-sleeved offering is essential as it gets. The embroidered logo right over the pocket is sure to impress everyone in the know, even your haters.

Jacquemus La Chemise Cabri

JacquemusLa Chemise Cabri
$350
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Small details like the ribboned sleeve and mother-of-pearl buttons are what sets Jacquemus apart from other luxury brands. The oversized fit and stretchy poplin fabric means you'll have plenty of breathing room all summer long.

Carne Bollente Spray It Forward

Carne BollenteSpray It Forward
$164
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With every drop, Carne Bollente manages to level up its seasonal collections with one-of-a-kind garments. This linen blend shirt with printed spring motifs is essential for quick getaways but works for dressing up when it counts.

Dries Van Noten Clasen Shirt

Dries Van NotenClasen Shirt
$525
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When considering a statement shirt, anything from Dries' catalog is sure to catch people's attention. This short-sleeved shirt features an all-over floral print that exudes luxury in the best way possible.

AGR Gentle Happiness Lace Shirt

AGRGentle Happiness Lace Shirt
$400
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Like Dries, AGR is quickly solidifying itself as one the best pattern makers out amongst other contemporary brands. Constructed from uniquely dyed cotton lace, this vibrant shirt is a great way to head into summer.

visvim Caban Leopard-Print Silk Shirt

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visvimCaban Leopard-Print Silk Shirt
$1550
Buy at Mr Porter

You either feel one of two ways about animal prints and if you're in the camp that loves them, then it doesn't get much better than this.

BODE Prairie Willow Short-Sleeve Shirt

BODEPrairie Willow Short-Sleeve Shirt
$530
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BODE's knack for revitalizing classic Americana designs is on full display with this short-sleeved linen shirt. Cut in a boxy fit and finished with a chest pocket, this lightweight option is a quick way to spice up your wardrobe.

Dries Van Noten Cassidye Patch Shirt

Dries Van NotenCassidye Patch Shirt
$875
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The Cassi silhouette remains a staple in Dries' collections due to its versatility and the Belgian designer's innovative prints. You could opt for a more a laidback style, but if you're dressing to impress and truly stand out this spring or summer, look no further. Want to keep browsing? Head to the Highsnobiety Shop for more products that we love. Highsnobiety has affiliate marketing partnerships, which means we may receive a commission from your purchase.

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