Let's admit that fashion's gone a little wacky when the innocent, unassuming t-shirt, once a utilitarian item, can now cost upwards of 100+ beans! Premium, organic cotton, soft blends or pre-distressing have made the humble tee a luxury item. Remember the days when we'd settle for a 3-pack of v-neck hanes to fulfill our boyish style impulses? Remember when a jeans and tee outfit wasn't a true fashion statement? I think back then it was just called, getting dressed.
Having spent most of my formative years wearing my dad's t-shirts (the free ones he'd get from running races), and much of my teenage years sporting the hanes, white v-neck at field hockey practices, a few years ago I didn't quite get why wearing one would make me feel stylish...or even attractive. Gone are those days. There's nothing more fabulous than a loose, perfectly soft, whisper thin cotton tee. I'm usually drawn to a graphic, but I stuck to the basics here: solid color, no images, nothing adorned, just cotton.
Perfectly named, "The Destroyer Tee," I never thought I would pay for something that looks like moths, flying squirrels and bats attacked it in my attic...but I want it in every color. @ freepeople.com
Two beauties by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Love the pre-tucked hem and sleeve cuffs on the grey tee. It's so Reality Bites. It also emphasizes the extreme end of the overpriced spectrum at $375 (!!!) The draping on the shoulders are a nice touch on the yellow tee. The great thing about a tee shirt, especially on a day where you're overworked and under-rested, is that it's the perfect base for a statement necklace. @ lagarconne.com / @ lagarconne.com