Elizabeth Suzann silk Florence Pants | medium, petite: gift from Elizabeth Suzann to review
Alternative Apparel organic cotton tee | medium
Birkenstock Arizona sandals | James Perse exclusive, sold out
Admonish leather tote
This super-casual outfit is brought to you by the 90+ degree heat we’re having in Texas. Honestly, I don’t wear these pants if I’m going to be spending a lot of time outside, because they tend to feel rather sticky after a while, but for travel (they’re my favorite travel pants lately) and lunch/brunch/date night, they’re perfect. I washed them already, with The Laundress delicate wash and they’re just like new. HIGHLY recommend them, still. Although, I desperately wish they had pockets sometimes.
This Alternative Apparel organic cotton v-neck tee is one of my favorites lately; I specifically like to wear it with these pants because of the longer length and slight a-line shape, and it’s really thin and light. BUT, I haven’t worn it very often since I got it fall last year, and I noticed a couple weeks ago that it has a small hole on the right shoulder. I certainly didn’t do anything that would have created said hole, but it’s there.
I think the version I linked to from Alternative Apparel is “new” since it mentions that it is heavier and sturdier, so perhaps that won’t be a problem going forward. I still wear it, and the hole doesn’t bother me too much, especially since it’s often covered by the shoulder straps on my bag, and it doesn’t appear to be getting much bigger. But still. The ultra-thin fabric that many t-shirts are made of, makes holes seem inevitable lately. Which shouldn’t be the case, I don’t think.
If you’re in the market for a heavier cotton t-shirt, Zady’s are very good (although I only have the older version), substantial, and still made from organic cotton. I will continue to rave about my James Perse casual tee; I’ve had my “newest” one for a few years and it does not have any holes at all, although I did get one a while ago that developed a hole rather quickly, that JP exchanged for me, with no hassle. I don’t really like Everlane’s basic t-shirts, so I don’t wear them, but their ryan tanks and shirts tend to hold up nicely in my opinion.
Any other recommendations for white t-shirts? Responsible/more sustainable designers would be nice, but not necessary. After all, by simply taking care of and wearing our clothes more often, they become more sustainable over time anyway.
Oh, and if you have any recommendations for how to get yellow armpit stains out of white t-shirts, please tell us! That always comes up when I do a white t-shirt post…
my two cents about yellow armpit stains: the yellow is not from sweat, but from sweat filtered through traditional deodorant. I switched to a natural one and sweat now washes out completely, and the smell is gone, too. Yes, I do sweat more – but it’s worth the price of constantly replacing white shirts! I like the roll on by Crystal.
Christine M says
The Laundress website has a “pit stain” recipe, complete with a video. I haven’t tried it myself because I don’t buy/wear white tees, or much of anything else white, and I don’t know if it would be too strong for a thin, delicate fabric. I’ve had success with many of their other tips, though. It’s on the page for their stain solution:
I still have not bought those pants yet but I did buy one of Elizabeth Suzann’s tops – I can not wait for it – I am saddened that they don’t have pockets! I love pockets! Every bottom should have pockets right?
I will second the comment above – haven’t had them since I switched deodorant. I also used to get them from certain sunscreens ALL OVER the piece of clothing and I switched to mineral sunscreen and they are gone also – I guess both have things in them my body doesn’t like!
Hi Grechen….I recommend Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing for whites!
I just ordered the Crystal roll on. I love wearing white tees in the summer, and it would be a miracle if I could keep one longer than a season. I don’t wear white button ups or blouses as often, but they have a short shelf life nonetheless. Fingers crossed!