It’s no secret that the elusive perfect tee has long been a style enigma. Is it a lightweight linen, or structured cotton? V-neck or crew? Black vs. white, or long live charcoal forever and ever, Amen?
Everyone’s got a favorite. This one’s mine…
With a throw-it-on-and-head-out-the-door ease, there’s much to love about this classic wardrobe standard. Stains? No problem. Wrinkles? Get outta here. The pros are endless, not a con in sight.
I style my favorite tee with virtually anything and everything, opting often to flip it backwards for a high neck in the front, V in the back. A few favorite pairings, of course, are of the monochromatic variety: tucked and matched with a similarly-hued bottom. All the fuss, none of the muss. But truly, I don’t have to tell you how lovely you’ll feel in your own perfect tee and favorite jeans – topped off with a sun hat for good measure. Is there anything more “essential,” more classic, than the tee you love and the denim that loves you back?
This one’s the Isley tee from YSTR ($38), a crazy soft Italian knit cotton sewed locally in downtown L.A. Here are a few more lovely alternatives, all ethically made:
For a more casual style, this slim fit cotton crew from Everlane ($16) is a crowd-pleaser.
For a cropped version, try the Patricia tee from FashionABLE ($34).
For a cap-sleeved V-neck, try this lyocell blend from H&M’s Conscious collection ($13).
For a simple, everyday style, try the Classic Tee from Econscious ($16).
More summer style essentials up next week, and in the mean time, tell me: what are your go-to summer threads? I’d love to hear!