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If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from blogging over the past couple of years, it’s that a good set of basics is everything when it comes to building a successful wardrobe. Like all good things, unearthing the perfect basic is easier said than done, however I find that once I do find one, it remains a loyal staple in my wardrobe for many years. While I can’t say I’ve met all of my wardrobe “soulmates”, I have met my ride-or-die when it comes to the classic t-shirt, and let’s just say that it was love at first sight.
It might come as a surprise to know that my perfect tee comes from the high street brand, Arket (which also featured in my Top 10 discoveries of 2020). While there are no physical Arket stores in Australia as yet, their online store does ship here and thank goodness for that. Arket offers high quality basics made from premium fabrics at reasonable prices. The brand’s crew neck t-shirt ticks all the boxes – it’s not see-through, has a high neckline, a flattering boxy cut that is fitted across the shoulders. The fit is just right to be smart enough to wear to the office.
I purchased the white crew neck t-shirt last year and have since added three more colours to my collection – light beige, dark blue and dark beige. At ~$25 AUD a tee ($20USD/£15), it’s a steal. I wear my tees with everything from tailored trousers to the office to denim shorts when running around with the kids on weekends. It’s a multi-tasking hero piece in my wardrobe. For reference, I took a size S in all of the tees and it’s the perfect boxy fit (I’m a true AU 8 /US 2-4). It’s worth noting that Arket also do a heavyweight version which you can take with you into the evening.
Have I convinced you yet?! Scroll down to see some of the ways I’ve styled my perfect crew neck tees!
#1 – White
#2 – Dark beige
Arket dark beige tee (sz S), Sarah Lloyd trousers* (sz 10 – use ‘WVW20’ for 20% off!), Gucci belt (review here), Celine bag (review here, preloved here), Dior heels (pre-loved here), Ray Ban sunglasses
#3 – Dark blue
Arket dark blue tee (sz S), The Frankie Shop trousers (sz S – review here), Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers (Selfridges | Farfetch | Matches Fashion | 24S), Celine bag (review here, preloved here), Ray Ban sunglasses
#4 – Light beige
I hope you found my Arket crew neck t-shirt review to be helpful. Thanks again for stopping by.