If you are a t-shirt gal, you most likely by now know that not all tees are created equally. I live in t-shirts most days, and I have tried so many over the years, especially through the course of this job. So many. I’ve tried Madewell, J.Crew, Everlane, Alternative, American Apparel, Nordstrom brands and I’ve found a few that were fine. They were fine.
5 Reasons Why James Perse Tee Shirts Are Worth It
I used to think “There’s no way I’m going down the higher-end tee road, no way. People must be crazy to spend that on a t-shirt.” I was there. Not too long ago. And then I got my first James Perse tee shirt a couple of years ago and, welp, here we are. I don’t know what kind of magic they do to their cotton fabric and construction of this seemingly basic item, but it must involve unicorns or witchery. And I’m here for it.
- the sleeve length is way more flattering than all the other tees I’ve tried
- the fabric is sheer enough to be interesting & cool, but not too sheer to be revealing
- the body shape is flattering and doesn’t highlight my soft stomach area
- they don’t get weird holes in them
- they just look cooler all-around than any other tee
The Crew Neck Slub
This is my favorite style overall. This tee is light enough to layer under a cami, which is one of my favorite tricks stolen from Shana. It’s a great way to make a pretty top a little more casual or a little more cool, but warmer. Perfect for tying at the waist and wearing with skirts, and high-waist pants and jeans.
The U-Neck (Sometimes Called The Deep V):
This style is great, but trickier to find well-stocked right now in white. There are some other colors on deep discount linked above though!
I also have both of these t-shirt styles in black, and they are fabulous. They are less sheer, too, as I don’t think they are the same slub cotton as the white, but they hold up well, fit well…they’re great.
My White Tee: James Perse T-Shirt Outfit Ideas
I won’t bombard you with all the times I wear these tees, but here are just a few of my favorites! It’s not lost on me that I wear a lot of leopard print…
White Tee + Leopard Print Midi Skirt
White Tee + All Black & Leopard Print Sneakers
White Tee Dressed Up With Jewelry & Accessories
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