Saturday, January 21, 2012

t-shirt upgrade

I got into an in depth discussion with my roommate the other day over some fashion pet peeves we have. Typically, I am all for anyone wearing anything they want, personal style is the greatest way to represent yourself to the world without using words. As we got deeper into the argument, I noticed that I started to have some very passionate feelings on a few certain faux pas (in my eyes); however one certain topic kept coming up:

Comfort.

I feel like a lot of people struggle with this because they perceive outfits in the media as the things they should be wearing. Yeah, those night walk heels look terribly uncomfortable, but they are also not meant for every day wear (unless you're totally fabulous). But let me just say, I am perfectly comfortable in a pair of jeans, flats, a cute tee, and a cardigan. Voila! That is a totally put together, easy outfit to put together. All of the pieces are so basic, adding your own flare to it is easy. This leads me to the people who wear any of the following: oversized/stained t-shirt, excessively worn, personalized, day or event commemorating t-shirts, pajamas, sweatpants, leggings as pants, or athletic/lounge in public. Of course, you are comfortable in your pajamas and lounge clothes, EVERYONE IS. That is why you sleep in them and lay around watching Project Runway marathons in them (or is that just me?) It does not mean that you can wear them in public. I understand that you really like this one event that occurred in your life, but I'd really rather talk to you and learn about that even instead of reading it on your shirt.

 
I have no problem with a jeans and t-shirt based wardrobe. So, I was to show some awesome way to spice up a wardrobe with interesting and affordable t-shirts. You can still wear the latest trends, be comfortable, and it doesn't cost a ton of money!



hm.com
$15

weekday.com
$13
(cute zipper detail in the back!)
houseoffraser.co.uk
$19
modcloth.com
$15

Tillys.com
$20


10 comments:

  1. Thanks finding these :) The 2nd one is my favorite!

    Best,

    Tamara B.
    LilMissStyleBlog.blogspot.com

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    1. My favorite color is purple so I had to throw one in their. While a ton of girls love pink and black, I will forever love black and purple.

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  2. I love a good T!!!! That one from Tillys is calling my name :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. it's a perfect summer tee shirt. I made sure that I included something I love in each shirt and I'm always a sucker for stripes!

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  3. I actually get you when it comes to this. A friend of mine and I talked about this the other dayand I let him know, it pays when people make that extra effort to look good when going out in public.

    Xo
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! Honestly, I don't know how ANYONE does it. I never want people to see what I look like in my pajamas unless they are in my bed with me.

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  4. Love the first one! :)

    http://bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  5. Great finds!

    http://msstylejunkie.com

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  6. I love t shirts! In order to spice things up, I usually pair my t shirts over dresses or skirts. I feel like it's the perfect balance. Not too casual, not too stuffy. I love retro tees!

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    1. me too! I typically get most of my favorite tees from thrift stores, and even if you don't have the time to scour for one in a thrift store, you can still find cute ones online! I will never understand the urge people have to wear pajamas and sweatpants in public.

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