I can’t survive dressing without tee shirts.
Tee shirts are the most humble of pieces and yet without them I would be lost.
Tee shirts are my everyday go-to in all seasons, sometimes replaced by a turtleneck in the colder months, but always ready and working under my blazers.
In my experience tee shirts are about as difficult to fit as swimsuits.
It all comes down to the neckline, the body fit and the length of the sleeves.
If the neckline is too low it shortens the body, if the sleeves are too long or too short the arms are not flattered.
A higher round neck is the most comfortable and attractive of all styles. The preferable length of sleeve is just above mid-way between shoulder and elbow.
Then there is the body fit.
It is a lot of talk for the most basic item of clothing.
A tee shirt is worth the extra effort to wear right. It can make or break an outfit.
Besides, is there a better look than blue jeans worn with a white tee shirt and slip-on sneakers, espadrilles or heels?
I don’t very often buy super expensive tees: my favourites are from Gap and Vince. I re-stock them every year when they start to look tired. I have worn them not only with my smartest skirts but also with my oldest jeans.
Then there is a long sleeved more dressy version when I’m feeling the need.
Did I mention colours?
Numerous white and black tee shirts with a couple of grey and navy ones thrown in are the answer.
Either way, the tee shirt is a winner, xv
Style Notes: The Best Tee Shirt
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