Photography by Melanie Riccardi
SHIRT: Burberry (also love it in coral and this similar one) | JEANS: AG (also love the similar versions here, here, here & here) | BLAZER: J. Crew (similar here, here & here) | SHOES: Michael Kors (very similar here, here, here & here) | BELT: old but similar here | NECKLACE: c/o Gorjana | WATCH: c/o Daniel Wellington | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban
I used to think that spending more than $25 on a “t-shirt” like the one depicted here was ridonkulous. But last weekend, when opening my dresser drawer to a proverbial sea of ragged-looking t-shirts, I finally saw them for the cheap chumps that they are (though actually, in this case, I am indeed the chump).
There are few clothing items that I spend more time in than tees like the one pictured above, so I’m not sure why the natural inclination is to skimp. Would I rather have a few better pieces or a volcano of pilled t-shirts whose necklines look like sad, mangled versions of their former selves after one or two washings? I came up with two options: (a) I could stop washing my clothing for fear of cheap t-shirts immediately losing shape; or (b) I could stop buying 18,000 cheap t-shirts, suck it up and shell out a couple extra bucks in order to have a few decent-looking basics for many years to come.
It should go without saying that I immediately chose option A. However, for fear of ostracization from my friends and family not to mention the potential rodent problem that such practices could elicit, I realized that a laundry strike was the less optimal solution.
And thus, I give you this stripey delicious Burberry t-shirt. It’s so good.
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This post was produced in partnership with Nordstrom.