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.
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