Tee shirts may seem too casual initially, but when it comes to layering and mixing high and low items, I find having a couple on hand, at least one in black and one in white, is helpful to seamlessly complete a look that needs to be simple, yet look effortlessly chic.
Last week I was reminded of why I love Rag & Bone’s classic V-neck tees when I slipped my black one on to wear underneath my Theory Gabe blazer, complete with dark skinny jeans, black heels and simple hoop earrings. It worked and it was an easy decision upon stepping into my closet.
Now I haven’t always had the best of luck with tee shirts as I do have broad shoulders, and even if a tee shirt looks as it does on the models above – loose around the upper arms – mine seemed to inevitably look like cap sleeves – tight and high on the shoulder – not the desired effect.
However, a couple of years ago I was reading Vogue and found Cindy Crawford’s lake house images (one shown above on the left). The caption shared she was wearing a Rag & Bone tee, so I went to Nordstrom and tried them on. Yep, they were what I have always wanted. Made with 100% Pima cotton slub jersey, they are not sheer, but not thick, heavy cotton either. I don’t find a need to wear a camisole underneath, and I make sure to wear a nude bra when I wear the white. Available in a crew neck style as well, vee necks always work better for me to elongate the body.
Having had my white and black tees for more than two years now, I can recommend with certainty if you are looking for a similar style, the price tag will be a wise cost-per-wear choice, as they will last and continue to look great.
Available in grey as well, I wear a small (which normally is not the case), but would feel comfortable in a medium as well. They are meant to be slightly loose.
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