Wednesday, May 29, 2013

how i'd wear: the printed tee......

The beauty of a white or black tee is second to none, but there is something really rad about a printed tee. And not just something with a collection of words, or a single word, printed on it, I'm talking a full colour extravaganza.

Even better if said extravaganza depicts some other wordly scene with leopards and planes and flowers and ferris wheels. How can you not like a tee with a hot air balloon on it?

When I fell upon, figuratively speaking of course, this glorious printed goodness from Emma Cook on my-wardrobe I was instantly drawn to it. It's almost like one of those paintings, you know the type where the longer you look at it the more you see.

Cook, a Central Saint Martin graduate, is producing some pretty amazing and ridiculously fun prints. Check out her gear here, here and here.  

But right now, check out how I'd wear this printed extravaganza of radness.

Polished and casually urban at the same time. This black and white blazer an absolute gem from Forever New is the best of both worlds and the perfect backdrop for the colour in the tee. It, combined with the poppin' red clutch from Supermuse take care of the polish. And the torn up denim and Converse high tops have the urban casual vibe covered. Add the mirrored sunnies from ASOS and that geek beanie again, obsessed clearly, and you're ready for streetstyle fame. 

So the Balmain leather jacket may be aspirational, but swap it out for whatever leather gem is chilling in your wardrobe and you're halfway to creating this killer look. The floral patchwork on these Current Elliott boyfriend jeans is a nice clash with the print on the tee. Yes you can have nice clashes. As you might be aware, I own these brilliant Wittner shoes, so I'm clearly a big fan. I like the look of a low chunky heel with a boyfriend jean, unexpected but it works. Add some bright pops of colour with this fringed ASOS bag and coral Topshop sunnies and you're good to go.

Did you really think you'd get a How I'd Wear without a denim shirt? Oh that's funny!
This particular dark wash is from Topshop and works brilliantly with both the printed tee and the white skirt. The Acne clutch is a stunner, but swap it out for any other black clutch or cross body that you have and it'll work just as well. Couldn't go past the Tony Bianco boot, there is something about a skater skirt and an ankle boot that I'm really digging this winter. Add some Sheriff & Cherry sunnies and some very cool gold skull earrings and you've got this look covered.

Now just in case you aren't quite at the spending $300 bucks on a tee stage here are some equally cool options from Topshop here and here. Some stunners from ASOS here and here and from Forever New here.