When I realized I’d worn a t-shirt every day last week, it hardly came as a surprise. Not only do I live next door to an American Apparel, but it seemed as if New York fall runways were especially tuned in to this girl’s love for cotton. (Thank you, Alexander Wang and Yigal Azrouel.)
But for anyone who doesn’t want to drop major cash on a Rick Owens or Lanvin tee, consider the following:
LnA: I’ve been wearing LnA T-shirts for about a year now and have huge respect for April Leight and Lauren Alexander, the brains behind this line. After making the beloved boyfriend tee a women’s staple – and receiving widespread acclaim in the process – they now offer a rainbow of cotton leggings (check out the gold zips at the bottom — middle school nostalgia at its best), cardigans, baseball tees, even menswear. Now if they only added t-shirt dresses to the lineup, hint hint.
Ogle: Another collection I’m excited about is two-year old Ogle, brought to us by Avril Ozen, she of the printed separates line Language. More weekend than workplace, Ogle has a sporty sensibility and uses a pleasing variety of fabrics like organic cotton and bamboo wool. My pick is the short-sleeve sweatshirt with zips, made from the softest French terry.
Too casual you say? Paired with a cute pair of high-waist pants or a fitted skirt, a t-shirt feels work-appropriate without veering into secretary territory.