And other random stuff that you have plastered over your boobs. On a tee that is - if you have tattoos in that vicinity, that's nice, but today we're covering them up in jersey.
With a printed number on the top. When I say number - I mean picture. Or some slogan that doesn't really mean anything to anyone but you like it and... so what. That's ok. As today, I am talking a cheeky addition to your wardrobe. I've done it before and I'll be doing it again - the printed tee.
It's something which I think you'll find more useful than you perhaps anticipated. For a start, these last for years. I have got some from five years ago which I still wear - they really are a timeless piece. A pair of straight leg or boyfriend jeans - or faux leather joggers (aha!!), blazer, ballet flats/loafers/trainers, heels - any shoe you fancy and there is something that feels just "put together" about this outfit. Dare I say add a pair of Paaaaaaaaat Butcher earrings in and you've got S/S17 sussed.
I also think you'll be surprised at how much you wear them. Holidays for example. We've got a week in Aldeburgh again and we're going to France in the Summer - it's Eurocamp not St. Tropez, so these with a pair of cropped harems will be my daily uniform sorted. If that isn't justification for investing, I don't know what it is. Then, when you're think you're done with them - instant sofa surfing outfit.
Although I will admit, my first one up is slightly off kilter. It is a tee essentially but with a shirt bit attached. And it's long sleeved. So it's definitely not going to make the Eurocamp cut (needs ironing as I discovered when I took it out of the bag this morning - where, to be fair, it had been sat for almost a week) as it's too high maintenance and simply too warm (she says ambitiously) but for right now, it's perfect.
Warning - it is quite random. Hence the "who's that girl" title.
Contrasted Printed T-shirt from Zara £19.99
Then we have the slogans. I have looked at tees recently but there are a whole host of new ones out now so whilst you can still get hold of those on the blog here, I have discovered new ones to tempt.
Hyper Cotton T-shirt from Mango £12.99
Black and white at Topshop.
Go Get 'Em Tiget T-shirt by Blake Seven £35
Now I do love a black and white job but it doesn't have to be - how about yellow? Perfect nod to Spring.
Message Cotton T-shirt from Mango £12.99
Colour on black now. Stars.
Star t-shirt from Mango £15.99
From stars to hearts in red at New Look. Anyone mention tattoos?
White You're Mine Tattoo T-shirt £7.99
And a more expensive one. The reason I'm putting this in is because a) I love it and b) Wildfox tees are really really good quality. They hang beautifully and wash really well (to be fair, I've never washed one of their tees but I do have a sweatshirt by them and it's amazing - this is the same brushed style, super soft jersey but a tee version). And finally c) this would look amazing with my pink pleated M&S skirt and would be the perfect casual night out outfit with it. Dare I mention cost per wear?
Wildfox Glitter Lips Print Tee £62
Having said that then, it's probably worth having a look at these I found on Amazon - Willdfox in the sale.
Wildfox Faded Love T-shirt was £64 now £19.20 Plus it also seems that if you use the code NEWSTYLE17 you can get 20% off clothes at Amazon. And still for sale at Yoox for £59
Other Wildfox bargains I've found (now that I'm there..)
Wildfox Heavy Metal Friday T-shirt was £64 now £19.20
Wildfox Beverly Hills 1992 tee - various prices but not as much as £64! Depends on sizes. Small £21.88, Medium £34.96 Large £59.40 (ouch)
Which leads me neatly on to other retro options.
Organic Cotton t-shirt from Mango £12.99
ASOS Top with vintage style Fanta Print £18
Dr Pepper? Again from ASOS £18. I love this. This was my absolute favourite drink in the early 80s when it first came to the UK. I thought it was the height of sophistication (I was about 11...I use sophistication in the loosest sense of the term).
And then there is the new t-shirt that was launched today - a collaboration between the charity Mothers to Mothers - whose core foundation is the belief in the power of mothers to end paediatric aids (do click on the link to find out more about the charity - it's truly humbling stuff) and Selfish Mother, who make simply epic t-shirts. £10 from the sale of each of their Wonder Women tees goes directly to the charity, available from today from The Family Store.
The Wonder Women Oversized Tee £30 (I got a small which isn't fitted but is loose...unless you want it super oversized).
Also available in a white and gold version.
I shall be wearing mine tomorrow, but in the meantime, here I am in my "who's that girl" top. Which will divide but I have to say I really rather like. The longer shirt.. I think I may be onto something here.
Tee/shirt thingy - Zara
Leather leggings - hush
Black blazer - Me+Em
Jacinta shoes - Seven Boot Lane
So a lovely morning spent in the company of some amazing women at the launch of the We are Wonder Women tee (details over on Insta) and then some research - in the sunshine. Yes, it was lovely today - I have high hopes for it continuing all week? One can dream... in the meantime, I shall be back tomorrow. I have a number of things up my sleeve - still want to look at out out tops, Spring jackets are a must, not to mention a mention for stripes. And this shirt thingy...I wonder if there's any mileage in that?
Tees of the printed variety - a yes or a no for you? Hope everyone had a good Monday and that you have a tee (plain or printed) planned to wear tomorrow in the sunshine (think positive sunny thoughts).