The Tee Is Not So Basic
One of the great things about being on a fixed income is it challenges your creativity. While working within set financial parameters can be stressful, making good use of what you already possess can make life a little easier.
Buying multiple tees in a variety of colors and patterns can extend your wardrobe exponentially. Following are just a few ways you can mix it up with a tee:
- you can wear it with jeans, slacks, overalls, or skirt
- you can layer it under a sundress, vest, or open shirt
- you can wear it under a blazer, jacket, or cardigan
- you can wear it tucked in, untucked, or partially tucked
- you can knot it (loose-fitting tee)
- you can knot and layer it (loose-fitting tee)
- you can wear it off one shoulder (loose-fitting tee)
- you can wear it with a belt or without
- you can accessorize it with a scarf
- you can wear it with a chunky necklace or pearls
- you can wear it with heels, flats and sandals
- you can wear it with a baseball cap or hat
The point here is you can start with a tee and bottoms as the base and then build from there. For example when I’m going for a casual vibe I’ll wear a pair of cuffed skinny jeans, white tee, and white canvas sneakers, keeping jewelry to a minimum. To upgrade this look for an evening outing I would swap out the earrings, bracelet, and sneakers, for dangling earrings, cuff bracelet and/or long necklace, heels, lightweight moto jacket and a clutch.
Clothing that does double duty is, in a word, fabulous!