Yes, this piece of outfit is highly common both for men and for women. Of course it depends on your employer if it has or not a dressing code. If it has, then it’s obvious that a shirt will be mandatory too.
If you will get to decide whether you’ll wear a shirt or not at the office then you should consider things carefully because shirts have no doubt a lot of qualities.
Let’s not forget that you are going to the office, OK? At the job, whether we like it or not, we are selling our image. And we are doing it on a daily basis. Therefore our image should be a professional one, right? For this to happen we have to do everything in our powers to make our outfit look as elegant as possible.
And, whether we like it or not, the shirt express elegance. Of course there are some inconveniences: the shirt must be washed after every usage (unlike a sweater or jacket for example), you always have to iron the shirt, plus it demands certain pieces of outfit with it.
So, not only it requires some effort spent on its daily maintenance, but it also appears another aspect, extremely important in my opinion, and that’s how you match it with the rest of your outfit. And you should pay attention to this aspect too. Indeed you must choose proper model, proper color, or pattern in order to perfectly match with the suit or with your trousers and blazer if you do not want to wear suits.
It’s not easy to draw a conclusion but I recommend you should balance things. Well yes, balance is the key and you could vary: some days you could wear a shirt, some days you could replace it with a turtleneck, with a thin sweater or a nice elegant blouse.