Frugal and Fab: 1 Tee Shirt 3 Ways
My new mommy lifestyle has caused me to re-evaluate my wardrobe. What was once perfect for my fashion career no longer seems relevant for my push-the-stroller-around-town days. Take for instance my suits. I have no occasions on my calendar for which I need to wear any of these anymore. I decided I needed to add more casual pieces to tone down my mostly work-related pieces and I knew I could make individual pieces from my closet still work and look more casual. First on my list of shopping to dos was to find myself some stylish tees. Cotton is great because it is so low-maintenance. If baby drools or spits on it, I can simply throw it in the wash and forgo dry cleaning bills.
I then ran into Uniqlo’s new collaborative effort with MOMA where artists famous works were printed onto easy-to-wear tees. I loved the 5th ave window displays and felt compelled to go in. Wouldn’t you??
The collection consists of 200 items inspired by artists like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Keith Haring tee with “New York” printed on it caught my eye and was one of the ones I came home with that day. Below I styled it with a simple mini skirt from Daffy’s (a now defunct discount retailer in NYC) and booties from TJMaxx.
I have a bunch of pencil skirts that I needed to make more casual (this one has a damask pattern and texture which you can’t really see here) so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to pair it with a tee. Below I styled it with a crystal necklace from Off 5th and a hat from TJ Maxx. The shoes were bought at Saks while an employee there and therefore bought with my employee discount.
And lastly, I created a super casual look with some Joe Fresh leggings that I found on clearance for $1.50 and an old newsboy cap from my closet. The high-heeled sneakers were purchased from this great discount shoe site my husband of all people found called 6pm.com.
All outfits on this post were $100 or less (not including the Chanel purse of course) and go to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot to have a lot of variety in your outfits and achieve totally different looks.
I’ll try to post another time about the other tee I bought while at Uniqlo next!
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Uniqlo is coming to LA! Can’t wait. As a soon to be new mom, I, too, will need to evaluate my wardrobe soon enough.