After what feels like a long time spent bundled-up in chunky knits and having done a bit of dirty-flirting with shirts, Spring/Summer and the (hopefully) endless days of sunshine seem dangerously close and as such my wardrobe has been experiencing a bit of a T-Shirt renaissance. I can’t remember the last time I really went all-out on buying tees, it feels like a a long time ago that’s for sure, but I’m finding that right now I really can’t get enough of them. Worn with the standard mum-uniform of jeans and trainers; thrown on with a jaunty cropped trouser; or tucked into a pleated skirt to nail smart/casual, they are just the perfect wardrobe staple. I thought I’d share some recent purchases as well as those on my shopping wish-list.
First off it’s big props to high-street favourite H&M, where I’ve picked up three, yes 3, new t-shirts of late and I’m loving them all. They’re all in soft-washed cotton jersey and honestly feel like such amazingly good quality for the bargain price of £12.99. Incredibly comfortable to wear and they fit so well, I would normally wear a S/M depending on the cut, with these I’ve gone for a small size and it’s worked perfectly:
Grey/Lemon – with a ‘When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade’ slogan.
Natural White/Pineapple – with an ‘Always Be Happy’ slogan and frankly if you’ve a pineapple on your apparel you’re half-way there right?And this Light Grey Marl/lips motif t-shirt is totally on my wish-list for it’s Markus Lupfer nod, wouldn’t this just been the perfect tee to pair your latest red lippy to? I think so.
Sticking for a moment with H&M, my final recent bargain-buy has been this cute Mickey Mouse t-shirt, which at £8.99 was a total no brainer. I bought it for my recent trip to Disneyland Paris, but will defo be wearing well into the summer. It’s a printed cotton jersey tee and so feels thinner and not quite as great as the other soft-washed cotton ones, but for hotter days it’ll probably be a better option.Segueing on from H&M to its Swedish sibling & Other Stories and how about this Breton beaut designed in LA and made from soft-feel cotton, available in a red stripe or a black and RRP at £19. This worn with a colourful print maxi skirt would be an #OOTD made in heaven:Okay, let us turn now to the slogan-tee, a classic it may be, but it’s easy to get this one wrong. Choose wisely – think about what statement you’re okay with emblazoned on your chest as you walk around all day, personally I’d keep it fairly innocuous unless you want an uncomfortable conversation in the post-office. Also, try not to go for something with some sort of life-affirming twaddle, you’ll just look like a tit. My top picks include:
Bella Freud Super Star Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£95) tucked into a metallic pleated skirt this would look awesome, or of course with jeans of the skinny or wide-legged culotte variety with sneakers.Scotch & Soda 100% Cotton Garment Dyed T-Shirt in Denim White – the perfect holiday tee at £39.95Also love it in this ‘Hot Lips’ colour way with ‘Lucky’ slogan, gorgeous for summer:
I am in love with so many pieces from the new Hush SS17 collection that there are just too many to mention, but a special shout-out to this very gorgeous metallic lightning bolt tee (£35) in mid grey and metallic gold. As well as naturally being the perfect bedfellow to denim – whether that be jeans, shorts, dungarees or skirt – wouldn’t it just be a match made in heaven with any of this seasons pleated metallic skirts? I’m still getting the wear out of my M&S silver one from last year’s sale, but something like this from Dorothy Perkins or this from Closet London would work brilliantly.
Bring on the sun!