A Tale of Three Tees
The humble t-shirt isn’t so humble in my mind. It makes fancy stuff less fancy and balances out anything more statement like those velvet, PVC and slinky items begging to be dressed down.
Here are three favourite tees, three favourite ways. Of course, a simple plain white or striped tee makes everything better but I wanted to focus on the graphic variety for this post. After being scared of patterns and colour for years, I’,m finally back in a happy place of embracing them… In a low-key, muted way of course. So before that voice in your head questions whether or not you really need another t-shirt, let this be prove that maybe you actually do.
First up, that infamous Gucci logo tee that has been doing the rounds on instagram of late. Bu unlike some insta-famous stuff, I still have lots of love for this one. To me, the only way to do PVC is either with a massive, oversized knit or a baggy t-shirt that looks like something you picked up your boyfriend’s floor. I went for option B this time but coudln’t resists going all-out maximalist with a Japanese embroidered jacket and Prada’s astrological bag.
Even I’m not totally immune to the power of kitsch and Danish-brand Ganni knows its way round a good graphic tee. Cae in point, ‘Space Shake’. I love pink and red as a combination right now so teamed this with pinot noir velvet and Mary-Janes for the kind of thing I’d wear to a friend’s for dinner if I wanted to up the ante, without being too much. In London, this would be deemed ‘dressy’ in my world so the t-shirt and biker on the top half keeps it grounded.
And last but not least, the t-shirt remains one of the best ways to dress down the sexy slip. If it’s cold, a polo neck or cashmere chunky knit is your friend but if you want to play hostess with the mostest and flounce around at home, the tee/silk dress duo is one of my favourite fall-backs.
Ph. by Frances Davison