A good T-shirt is all in the quality of the cotton, but also in the cut. And who would have thought that one simple T-shirt could differ so much from another?
I’m not exactly a T-shirt kind of girl. You’re more likely to see me avoid the aforementioned in favour of a button down shirt or blouse. T’s often make me feel either under-dressed (and ready for bed), or just dumbfounded by how painstakingly unflattering they can be on me—usually too long, too fitted or too boxy and wide. #shortgirlprobs
So I have been searching for the perfect breton long-sleeve T-shirt (on-and-off) for the best part of two years; something that could take me from the weekend with shorts and jeans, to perhaps a midi skirt with heels, for work.
A few weeks back, I propelled myself towards the dressing room with superhero-like speed to try on a Vanishing Elephant version. But my excitement was soon quelled. I was left too afraid to commit to a relationship that would largely leave me feeling short-changed, where the romance would quickly fizzle out and neither of us would be keen to connect, because the fit just wasn’t right.
But as a girl who isn’t prepared to back down, I took the plunge and dared to reach for a short sleeve version (while fearing for my potentially cold arms), because there is no denying that it is winter here. Brrrrr.
Et voilà! A perfect fit across the shoulders and the ultimate straight cut: not too long and not too short. Perfect for layering, great with jeans, and dare I say, it works a treat with a midi skirt too.
My arms may be all the colder, but for once I feel okay about being the elephant in the room…with a cardigan over the top, that is.
Style File: Vanishing Elephant T-shirt (now on sale here ) / Huffer Jacket (also in black and grey) / Straight leg jeans (Korea) / Converse shoes / Glassons socks / Witchery trio ring / Mimco rose gold rings