A good tee is hard to find

It’s true. Especially as we get older and more picky. At least that’s how I feel about the situation. I’ve been advising a lot of clients lately on adding some quality tee shirts to their off-duty wardrobes. Seems counterintuitive, I know, but the right tee can truly make an outfit all grown-up in a casual cool sort of way.

But where does one find a good tee? Below are some good picks and where to find them.


Mossimo Junior’s Tee from Target.

I am over the moon about this Tarjay tee. I have four in grey, two in white… and I’m planning on grabbing some warm colors for fall. They are longer in length, looser on the body  (I buy a size bigger), and perfect for laid-back dressing you can take into public.

Pure Body Tee from Gap.

These are super soft with a hint of stretch, which means they keep their shape after several wears. The cut is more fitted, but not too tight. Way to go Gap!



Deep V-Neck Tee from American Apparel.

As much as I really REALLY don’t like some of the stuff associated with American Apparel as a company, I have to admit they have some kick-butt tees. The above V-neck is the quintessential hipster tee, with a slight retro feel. They do a jersey grey color near perfectly, with a subtle worn-in way about it.

Splendid Scoopneck Tee and James Perse V-Neck Tee (from various department stores or online).

Splendid and James Perse are both brands known for making soft, wearable tees. They can run on the pricier side, but are generally worth the extra few bucks. I like Splendid for more fitted styles, and Perse for ones that have a roomier boyfriend look.

Style note: Take these tees out on the weekends with a pair of darker wash jeans, stretch cords, or slouchy trousers. Layer with a chunky sweater or oversized scarf, and you’ll look instantly–and effortlessly!–cool.


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