The Perfect Tee Via Old Navy

Jen Pinkston for Old Navy Tees

The first time I dipped my toe into the pool of designer tees I was 21, in college at The University of Texas, and had just gone through a break up. Naturally I was out shopping on “the drag” and trying to forget the previous relationship by indulging in some serious retail therapy.  “You have to layer them, ” the hip sales gal told me.  Before I knew it, I had spent a month’s worth of lunch money on an off the should 3/4 length sleeve tee and the tank to go under it.

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 It wasn’t the last time I indulged way too much on a little bit of jersey, but I have learned a thing or two about tees over the years.  For starters, just because you pay a lot for it, doesn’t guarantee it’s going to last longer, fit better, or hold it’s shape better than a less expensive version.  True story.

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It had been a little while since my last trip to Old Navy, so I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I set out on my tee shopping spree.  Let me just say that I was beyond pleasantly surprised!  The tees are made out of the softest cotton that is just the perfect weight– thin enough that it drapes nicely, but thick enough that you don’t have to stress your underpinnings.  The perfect compromise!

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I love the juxtaposition of casual and sophisticated pieces.  I wear this boucle skirt with a button-down and ballet flats for meetings, but love it just as much dressed down with a tee and wedges.

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Last summer I was all about tucking my tee into skirts and shorts, but this summer a simple knot feels less fussy.  How fun is this canvas bag?  I love the pop of neon!

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 GET THE LOOK // Tee, Old Navy Slub Knit Tee / Skirt, J. Crew / Hat, Old Navy / Shoes, Paloma Barcelo / Bag, Old Navy / Ring, Old Navy

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  1. I love the way you paired your tee! That skirt is adorable! 🙂

    xx Lynzy

    • Jen Pinkston

      04/21/2013

      Thank you so much! I love dressing down something nice with a simple tee!

  2. Loving all your citrus accents in this outfit. So cute! There is nothing better than a good V-neck t-shirt. They can really go with anything!
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

  3. You styled it beautifully!

  4. Yay! You rock the neon tee! Can’t wait for our next post!

    • Jen Pinkston

      04/22/2013

      Love your shots for this one! I can’t wait to see what we get next month– eeek!

  5. Julianne

    04/17/2013

    You make a simple tee look so cute!

  6. I haven’t shopped in Old Navy in what seems like forever. Definitely going to stop by there now and score some vintage tees!

    • Jen Pinkston

      04/22/2013

      I am totally hooked now! It’s the first place on my list for summer basics 🙂

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