Thanks to a reader suggestion on yesterday’s post, I’m going to start a new series called 5 Favorites. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share my 5 favorite clothing items from various categories. (Thanks, Colleen, for the idea!)
I thought I’d start with t-shirts because that’s a wardrobe basic that you need all year round, and it’s hard to find good t-shirts. It seems like they tend to be too long, too thin, or too something, but I do have a few favorites that I go back to again and again.
My 5 Favorite T-Shirts
#1. Caslon Rounded V-Neck // This is probably the one I go for most often although I wish it didn’t have the boob pocket, lol. It’s fine when worn alone, but I usually layer it under a cardigan or jacket and I feel like the pocket is distracting. It is thin, but I don’t wear a cami underneath. That’s a personal preference, though.
If you’re in between sizes, you can size down in this one; I wear a small. It’s long enough that I have to do a front tuck but not so long that it gets in the way. It has just enough shape to it to be flattering, but it isn’t clingy. The rounded v-neck is flattering but not so low that it’s immodest. This is really a great tee!
I have it in the white, black, beige rainy day. I wear the beige a lot in the fall and winter, and I just ordered the light pink. (See more of it in this post.)
#2. TSF Perfect White Tee* // My friend Carly created these tees, and they are fantastic. They’re a little pricier than some, but they’re made right here in the USA and a portion of the proceeds go to benefit a local hospital. Plus I just like supporting mom-owned businesses.
This tee is a little more fitted than the Caslon one, and it has a flattering v-neck. It’s also long enough to front tuck, but you don’t have to. I like that it has no pockets and a straight hemline. It looks great under cardigans and fitted blazers. The material is thin but not see-through, and it has a nice texture to it. I wear a medium in this one, and I also have it in the black. (See more of it in this post.)
*Use code Jolynne10 for 10 percent OFF your order!
#3. Tapered Tees // Tapered Collection is another mom-owned business that I have recently discovered. These tees are thicker than the two I mention above, and they have a unique tapered fit that is designed to flatter a woman’s body. I also appreciate the lack of boob pocket. These have a bit of a dressier look, which is nice for when you want to look a little more, well, dressed up! I wear a medium in these. (See more of it in this post.)
Starting today, Tapered Collection is having a Friends & Family 20% off event, and they’re going to be opening pre-orders for the Tapered Tee and Tapered V-Neck styles that will ship August 29th.
#4. Twist Front Tee // This is a fun twist on a basic tee (quite literally!) I don’t love the neckline on this but I’m willing to overlook it for the fun twist front detail. It offers a nice shape, and there’s nothing to fuss with — the twist detail is sewn in and stays put. I have a medium in this. I wanted to be able to wash it and dry it so I don’t have to iron it, and that has worked out well as long as I remove it from the dryer immediately. (See me wearing the raspberry color in this post.)
#5. Paige Linnea Tee // This one is more spendy than the rest, but you can sometimes find them on sale. It’s such nice material and so versatile. I bought my navy and white stripe one at the #NSale last year, and I’ve worn it a ton. It’s cute worn alone, just thrown on with jeans or shorts, and it also makes a nice layering piece. It has a slightly curved hemline, but it’s not too much, and it’s a great length — does not require tucking, although I guess I did tuck in this picture. I know I wear this tee at least once a week so I don’t know why I can’t find more pictures of it! I’m wearing it in this post layered under a utility jacket and in this post with a denim skirt.
And there you have it! My 5 favorite t-shirts.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing my 5 favorite jeans, shorts, sandals, boots, and handbags… and if you have any other requests, let me know!
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