Wearing the JJ Tunic over Tradlands Catt tee (gift for review), size small
Happy Tuesday!! As promised, this week I’ll be reviewing and posting outfits of my three new Tradlands shirts: JJ, Catt & Tourist. ** I’ve had them all for a couple of weeks and have already worn and washed each of them.
First up, the JJ linen tunic (which is on sale now, incidentally!). I received both the small and medium in this to try and decided to keep the small because it fit better on me overall. And how nice that I did NOT have to size up to fit my hips, which is something I always have to do. This way the top fits like it should and the hip area has room – but not too much – to accommodate my curves. Love it!
And of course there’s no boob gap, or any gap, really, because Tradlands sews the buttons closer together. To be fair, I don’t really HAVE boobs, but even so, I have experienced boob gap in shirts where the buttons are placed too far apart.
I have worn this shirt a few times: yesterday, I wore it like this, closed with my Eileen Fisher pants & The Palatines sandals. When we were in Costa Rica I wore it with leggings and my Birkenstock sandals to dinner at the hotel, and I’ve also worn it around the house that way.
It’s a great piece for travel because it can act like a tunic, or as a lightweight jacket/layer for putting on or taking off as you need to. I haven’t worn it that way yet (I did take it on vacation in anticipation of doing that though!), but here I showed you what it looks like over a white tee. It would be easier to layer over a tank top, or something without sleeves because it can get rather snug at the shoulders with a tee underneath. If you thought you’d want to layer it more, or wear it as a jacket primarily, I’d recommend sizing up a size, so you have more room in the arms.
I love the quality of the linen; it’s more of a mid-weight linen, so it’s more opaque and ever so slightly less wrinkly looking than super-light weight handkerchief linen. I took the photos here after a full day’s wear so you could get a look at how it looks, and in my opinion, it looks like linen should after being worn, but not a complete mess. At first, the linen can feel a little scratchy, but it softens up with wear and washing.
Overall, I’m very impressed with all my Tradlands pieces, but I think this is my favorite. Because, linen! Can’t get enough linen…
Quality is very good, and the buttons are substantial, not cheap, flimsy things, which I appreciate. And they’re all ethically made in the US. I’ll have full reviews/outfits of the other two pieces this week too – stay tuned!
Oh, and please use code grechen for 15% off orders over $50 (expires 6/6)!!
Who already has and loves Tradlands? What are your favorite pieces?
**This post was NOT paid for/sponsored by Tradlands but they did send me three shirts to review and keep.