Friday, 29 June 2012

The perfect tee

Never under-estimate the power of the t-shirt. It can take you from day to night, from board meeting to shopping spree, from power-walk to power-lunch.

A simple t-shirt with the right jacket and statement necklace can be the perfect foil to an outfit. Tucked-in, hanging out, sleeves rolled up - it's a versatile friend, whichever way you wear it.

I've been surprised by the fact that lots of t-shirts I've seen whilst shopping recently seem to be a polyester mix - something I've been seeing more and more of. In my book, t-shirts should be cotton, sometimes viscose, and sometimes a mix with linen or silk, but never polyester. A slightly scooped-neck makes it more day-wear than sports-wear.

My favourite all-time t-shirt is this navy one from GAP, as my friends will know, as losing it recently caused me to email every single person I'd been to visit over the last six months. I was re-united and have been wearing it fondly since.

{old necklace from Plumo}

And for the price (£6.99), this grey marl t-shirt from H&M has punched well above its weight.

{old necklace from Wallis}

Here are some of the good options out there.

Top row, left to right:
Cotton t-shirt, £4.99 H&M (available in five colours); 100% viscose t-shirt, £25 Cos (also available in black and white); Scoop neck pocket tee, £16.95 GAP (available in six colours)

Bottom row, left to right:
Seam back tee, £35 Whistles (available in three colours}; Curved hem tee, £10 Warehouse (available in three colours); Linen jersey pocket tee,  £35 Jigsaw (available in four colours)

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