Wednesday, March 16, 2016

THE PERFECT T-SHIRT




TEE h&m basic t-shirt || DENIM express black denim leggings || SCARF lightweight black scarf (old, similar linked) || BOOTIES soda chelsea booties || SOCKS j.crew camp socks || BAG longchamp le pliage || WATCH daniel wellington classic st. mawes || RING david yurman petite albion || SUNNIES ray-ban gold aviators

What defines the perfect t-shirt for you? 
Like finding the perfect pair of jeans, the perfect tee is a closet staple that's all too elusive for some. My idea of the perfect t-shirt is a simple, solid colored top that drapes in the "right" spots. It's versatile, humble and sleek — a piece that's easy to dress up or play down. 

I wear t-shirts more days during the week than not. I mean, I've got a whole drawer full of basic t-shirts and long sleeve tops in every neutral color under the sun. They're incredibly easy to throw on in the morning before work under a blazer with a pencil skirt or with tapered trousers and wedges. I usually keep my office outfits relatively simple, but sometimes I'll opt to spice up the neckline with a simple necklace before running out the door. 






At just under $10, I can't get enough of this t-shirt. It comes in a handful of colors, too. But, I'll say, it's not the best quality piece I've ever owned — I know I'm always touting quality over quantity, but I'm just not willing to spend a fortune on a luxe t-shirt. Whenever I wear one out, I just pop into H&M and pick up a new one because at this price point, why not?

From workwear to the weekend, a good t-shirt really puts in overtime. On weekends, I often opt for more laid back looks, like this simple, neutral ensemble I wore recently. It was perfect for a casual day running errands and exploring the city. You could easily swap out the booties for a pair of city sneakers (this Converse pair is my favorite!) or lace up flats for a totally different feel. 

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33 comments :

  1. I love that t-shirt! I definitely just get my t-shirts at Target or H&M too so no need to explain to me haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    1. I totally agree — I can't justify spending a lot on t-shirts!

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  2. I tend to get my basic t-shirts from Target as they're cheap, comfortable and fit me pretty well. Sure they won't last FOREVER but I find the quality is still pretty good and they last awhile!

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    1. Finding something that's flattering is the key — they're such a basic wardrobe staple!

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  3. I love finding tshirts that are soft and good deals. It always makes the base of an outfit easy to wear and layer.
    Marly
    www.GirlyLove.org

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    1. I totally agree, Marly. They're so versatile!

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  4. Just under $10?! What a deal! My current fav basic t is from Target :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I know, right?! It's not often I can say that I'm wearing anything that's under $10. What a steal!

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  5. Your hair looks gorgeous!!! I'm always looking to purchase more basic tees, I'll have to give this one a try!

    Rachel | www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachel, you're too kind! It's been the most flattering find for my body and I couldn't recommend it enough. I hope you like it, too!

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  6. Love these boots! Super cute Xoxo Mindy

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  7. When I find a great tshirt, I get it in every color! It's just so fun to dress up or down :) This is a super cute outfit! I love your bag.

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

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    1. Thanks, Cristina! I totally agree, t-shirts are the real MVP of my wardrobe!

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  8. Such a comfy look and loving your hair!

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  9. It's a great tee! I love that you paired it simply... that's exactly how I would have done it!

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    1. I totally agree, Karin. I love the versatility that t-shirts afford — great for just about any occasion!

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  10. I love the sleeve length on this T-shirt! It's perfect for spring and in between spring and summer!

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  11. I totally agree — it's long enough to be flattering but not so long as to be awkward!

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  12. I love how the hem of this t-shirt is round - definitely makes a regular tee seem a tad dressier!

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  13. I love finding a go-to t-shirt like this! I typically get mine from Target, but H&M has great basics too :)

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  14. Love getting my basic tees from Old Navy! So soft and comfy! May need to check out H&M next time I head to the mall!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  15. My basic black Madewell T-Shirt and a gray one from Banana Republic are two of my most worn wardrobe items. I love yours here, you can never have enough perfect simple t-shirts!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  16. I love H&M's basic line, I have a few of their pocket tees but I love the shape of that one! I need to go out and grab it asap!

    La Belle Sirene 

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  17. I wear t-shirts all the time too girl. My favorites are these types as well. I always buy the ones from Brandy Melville!

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  18. I love tossing on a cozy t.

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  19. Nothing better than a good tshirt! I finally have found a favorite long sleeve but still in search of a favorite short sleeved!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  21. Love that shirt! It's so flattering on you too, which sometimes t-shirts most certainly don't do!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  22. Then there came a time when the majority of youth icons were seen sporting a tee shirts which contributed to their appeal amongst children; even Charlie Brown and his brigade of buddies were seen using tees, unexpectedly, the simple tee shirts was the in thing and all the hip kids were wearing it. yellowinch T shirts

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    it's good to print it with direct to garment digital printer
    so if people would like to print their own design, customized print t-shirt
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