Your Failsafe Fashion Buy? A Humble T-shirt

Forget the old adage about women having more pairs of shoes than hot dinners. My sartorial addiction is not fancy footwear, but unassuming T-shirts – I have simple tastes. The perfect T-shirt is loose-fitting but not sloppy, it sits just below the hip and is tactile to the touch (fabric quality is key!). When you find this ideal tee, it’s worth paying extra for as it will yield you years (yes years, as opposed to the single season a cheaper option will probably only survive for) of stylish pleasure. Chic and endlessly versatile, a great T-shirt styled correctly will take you from the boardroom to the bar, and look equally appropriate in both. Here are three of the best brands from which to buy T-shirts.

T by Alexander Wang has a sports luxe aesthetic, so it’s a great label for good quality casual wear. I love the classic design of this top, with its small breast pocket.

Classic grey T-shirt, T by Alexander Wang, €95 at

For me, online retailer Finery London offers the best T-shirts at the best price. This super soft T-shirt, which comes in several colours, feels so good to wear, and washes brilliantly. I have one in every colour!

Super soft jersey T-shirt, €25.56 at

Acne Studios is known for its high-quality basics as well as it’s fashion forward ready-to-wear designs. Their tees are pricey, but it’s worth keeping an eye on this label now that the sales have started. That’s when I swoop in and pick up a couple of bargains.

Enya crew neck T-shirt, Acne Studios, €170 at Brown Thomas


Holding shot: Finery London

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