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 ¾ length sleeve tee and the tank to go under it.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Photoraphy by Kat Harris