The Investment T-Shirt
We all have our pile of black and white H&M t-shirts that we know we can just throw on and not really care about but having a couple of really nice quality t-shirts that look smart casual is such a good investment. I spend a lot of time in jeans and so having a soft, good-fitting t-shirt makes it all feel a bit more dressed up without being dressy. I’m not talking about t-shirts with loads of ‘stuff’ on them – I’m talking about classic t-shirts that look great because the cut is brilliant and so they sit perfectly casually.My most recent investment t-shirt is from one of my favourite brands, Zadig & Voltaire, who do effortless, understated, rock chick style. This t-shirt has a fishnet lacy lightening bolt on the back. I love this little detail because it is subtle but also the t-shirt itself is so soft, perfect length and fits exactly right around arms and body. It has a really flattering v-neck which is good for distracting from double chins! It is in a cool washed out black that looks worn but not in a ‘I’ve worn and washed this a hundred times’ kind of way. Here are a few other investment t-shirts that I have my eye on currently:
All the plains: James Perse Baby-Pink; Helmut Lang Whit Fine Knit Jersey; Isabel Marant Etoile Burgandy Linen don’t be scared of the burgandy – it would look good in winter with gold earrings like these from Plumo. I’d wear the baby pink with a black faux-leather pleated skirt like this one from J.Crew.
Statement and Stripes: Etoile Isabel Marant Koldi Linen-Jersey; Plumo Floss Tee; Rockins Shark print. I love this Isabel Marant retro tee with high waisted denim. The stripey Plumo is a classic wardrobe staple and the Shark is just funny…I’m thinking about getting it for my trip to Australia.