My mother is always surprised at how I dress on Saturdays. I go from tailored and curated during the working week (most of the time) to jeans and a T-shirt at the weekend. In her day, working as a seamstress, she dressed down during the week and up on a Saturday to meet friends in town. However, my weekend usually consists of dog walking and local low-key meet-ups so I love nothing more than being casual and comfy.
I’ve learned that the key to looking casual but not sloppy on a Saturday is a really great T-shirt. A good one is worth the extra spend. Here are five I’ve got my eye on now.
A friend of mine swears by J.Crew for basics. Although I covet the brand’s seasonal collections, I’ve yet to actually buy anything there. But this Famingo T-shirt has caught my eye. I love the fun motif, and the contrast between the earthy tan/khaki shade and the bubblegum pink.
Flamingo tee, €43.20 at jcrew.com
I bought my first T-shirt from Arket earlier this year, and I’ll be buying more. It can be thrown into the washing machine and it offers a lovely fit. I do find the T-shirt sizes snug though, so if you want a slouchy feel, go up a size. I adore the colour of this tank top. Layer it over dark neutrals for a unique weekend look.
Cotton tank top, €19 at arket.com
A Breton T-shirt always looks effortlessly chic. This heavyweight top from Irish brand Theo + George is a great option for laid-back Saturday style. I have a white tee from this label and it feels absolutely lovely to wear, plus it has washed really well too.
Long sleeve Breton top, €59 at Theo + George
I own several T-shirts from online retailer Finery London. They feel great and wash well, and so Finery has become my to-to for tees. I love the soft cloud blue shade of the T-shirt below.
Moody Blue cotton top, €39 at finerylondon.com
I love the idea of this soft leather T-shirt from Massimo Dutti. This would certainly up my weekend-wear game (although I’m not sure my mother would agree). I’m always nervous of pairing leather with denim, as I think the combination can look a little severe. I’d probably pair this T-shirt with a pair of utilitarian khaki pants that are a little softer and more textured than jeans.
Nappa leather top, €149 at Massimo Dutti