A good t-shirt might just be the most important, most overlooked item you have in your closet. It’s probably one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you own, it’s machine washable, and relatively inexpensive. You can wear it running errands, going to the beach, on a date, to yoga class, essentially anywhere. Just by switching up the fit, the styling and the cut a little t-shirt can go from day-to-night. I take my t-shirts very seriously.
Over the years, I’ve narrowed down my favorite t-shirt brands and cuts (I’m partial to a slightly looser fit with a wide scoop, or v-neck). I’ve learned that a cotton/modal blend vs. straight up 100% cotton will drape perfectly to accentuate your figure. That fabric also feels devine against your skin. T-shirts also seem to hold up better, crease less and get more rotation in my wardrobe if I keep my “good” ones hung vs. folded. Live and learn, people.
Now I know some of these shirts might be more than you’re generally willing to spend on a plain t-shirt, but here is where the finance geek in me comes out. If you love something, you tend to wear it more, thus, the cost-per-wear of some of these items reduces exponentially. I’d be happy to provide empirical and graphic evidence in support of my theory upon request 🙂
What are YOUR favorite tees?
I am going to do something here that I never thought I would: give a “head-to-toe sweats” ensemble my glowing endorsement. As you saw HERE, my life runs on casual (and a whole lot of caffeine) 80% of the time. Rather, than just give up and succumb to my stretchy yoga pants, I’ve learned to embrace “casual.” Casual does NOT have to equate to frumpy. Casual can look just as cool and stylish as any of the fancy-pants designer outfits of the day (#OOTD). My one caveat: casual needs to be done RIGHT.
The Heart’s Delight Three-Commandments of Casual:
1) FITTED – no sloppy, baggy sweatshirts that you’ve had since college. We ALL have them… don’t deny.
2) LAYERED – a sweatshirt on its own looks, well, boring. Like you put no thought into your attire… tsk, tsk. Layer up pieces to give the outfit some visual interest and make a simple sweatshirt look way more cool than it is.
3) PROPORTIONED – If you’re going to be wearing a more boxy cut on top, try to keep the bottom half slim and tapered (and vice-versa).
Just take a look at the image in the header above (via Intermix). Casual perfection. Here is our chance to prove to the world that the world of sweatpants can be “le chic.” Don’t let me down.
Comfortable AND stylish!? Definitely.