As someone who owns about a million t-shirts, I constantly find myself questioning their relevance in relation to fashion. I’ve worn t-shirts forever, so when I consider wearing one, I fear that I’ll appear démodé, dowdy, or downright lazy. But I’m here to tell you that t-shirts are not just for pajamas or weekend projects. Oh no. With comfort and a huge assortment of options (band, graphic, embellished, long-sleeved, short-sleeved, cropped, patterned, etc.), the t-shirt should be a staple in anyone’s closet.
You see, there is no need to question its use (or yourself) when a t-shirt is possibly the most versatile garment. A t-shirt really is what you make it! Though I’ll weigh in with my Wardrobe posts, I’ve crafted this regular installment to ask friends, bloggers, and fashionistas alike: How do you style your t-shirts?
For the “Down to a Tee” premiere I asked my friend and fellow blogger Jessica Egbu (from JessELaModa) to create a t-shirt-based look infused with her own personal style and to contribute her thoughts on the subject.
Ciao everyone. It’s Jessica from JessELaModa, sharing with you how I would style the simple luxury of a t-shirt. I was personally asked by the lovely Noe to share how I like to wear them. I’ve been living in the states for almost 10 years. Specifically, Southern California, so “The T-Shirt” is definitely something I had to coordinate with my style, especially with the scorching weather. I recently moved up north to San Francisco for college, and although the weather is a little milder, I still consider my style to be moderately the same when wearing a tee.
When an offbeat yet romantic dress is gussied up with metallics and jet-black touches, it makes for an out of this world ensemble.
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Currently craving clothes (and everything else) of the quintessential fall color variety. From high-end to the lowest price point possible, the orange, burgundy, forest green, browns, and taupe provide a palette that feels rich and luxurious. I scoured the net for coats, sweaters, trousers, jewels, and more in these rustic jewel tones to satisfy my inner shopper (though between you and me I might have to invest in some of the inexpensive items!). Loving the tarnished and rose gold with bronze jewelry, roomy bags, and heeled shoes. And of course, it’s always necessary to add a little bit of leopard. If I had to pick two “gotta have it now” pieces, however, it would definitely be the Topshop Platform Boots and the Gretchen Jones cuff (even though she seemed so loathsome on Project Runway!). And… well… anything hunter green. Because I’ve honestly decided that it’s my new favorite color.
Walking the streets in search of satisfying shops need not be dull; take a simple tank and a printed pair of pants for an unexpected whirl by injecting plaid and playful turquoise and coral hues into accessories.
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