We have a secret. It’s not a big secret, but a secret none the less. The first part of our secret is that we recently shopped at Mark’s Work Warehouse. The second part of that secret is that we relegated our shopping to the men’s side the store.
You’ve heard us talk about our love for basic items in our wardrobe that have the capacity to effortlessly integrate themselves into multiple looks. One of our, “you-have-five-minutes-to-pack-a-suitcase” items is a plain white tee. . . from Mark’s Work Warehouse. . . from the men’s side of the store. . . a size up.
This, unassuming, Denver Hayes, comes-in-a-two-pack, plastic package and sells for $19.99 is one of our all-time favourite wardrobe wonderkins.
Reasons we love it:
-The neck: most plain women’t tees are designed with a scoop neck. A high neck tee, makes for a much more, fashion- forward, structured look that better accommodates things like necklaces.
-The length: Men’s tees are naturally designed for taller people. A size up is just long enough to pair with leggings for full “butt coverage” but not too long that it will look awkward when we tuck it in with a belt.
-The sleeves: are long enough to support a sleeve roll that will make it through the day. Women’s tees are generally designed with a shorter shoulder cap.
-The colour: the white is almost fluorescent, and serves as an quintessential launching pad for things like a smokey eye, a red lip, or statement jewellery.
-The fit: a size up is just loose enough to look effortless, without looking sloppy. Lecina is wearing a medium.
-The two pack: to anyone that drinks coffee, having a spare white tee isn’t the worst. Or, OR - find a friend, and make their day.
-The cost: $20.00. It’s worth mentioning that we also bought a two pack of black tees while we were there.
-The versatility: it’s basic nature allows you to easily dress it up or dress it down by swapping a shoe, or adding a jacket.