Statement tees are a wardrobe staple. They are the perfect styling piece, simple and easy to wear, there is undoubtedly one to suit everyones' taste or interest.
I tend to go for one that feels relevant to me as l believe this makes an outfit more authentic and credible. I wouldn't buy a band t-shirt unless I could name at least a few songs that I like. Don't get me wrong, I think a grungy Metallica tee looks incredible tucked into a pretty, pleated midi skirt but the thought of someone asking me about their music and my bemused expression as a response makes me cringe.
Here I've opted for Topshop's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, 'FTBC', t-shirt which features an embroidered rose motif and 'Girls Rules' expression. With 30% of the proceeds donated to support Breast Cancer research you can have style and substance knowing what you have to say (through your t-shirt) is helping an important cause - and who can't get behind that!?
Along with this cool tee the collection includes a distressed denim jacket and mom jean both in the colour of the moment, pink, which you can get here and here. There is also a 'Girls Rule' shopper bag and a real leather buckled skirt in white, perfect for incorporating into a British Spring/Summer wardrobe.
For this outfit I have played up the slogan by styling with a masculine, oversized blazer. Often misconstrued as being difficult to wear, oversized fits can look stylish and alluring with a few tweaks. It's vital to show a little skin in order to maintain your figure, rolling up the sleeves of the jacket allows my wrist and the narrowest part of my arm to show through which balances the baggy fit of the jacket and wideness created by the shoulder pads. Without doing this, it kind of looked like the end of the night and a kind gentleman gave me their jacket for warmth. If I was pairing with something other than a skinny jean, i.e. a tailored trouser or straight cut denim I would suggest wearing with a heel to give height and elongate the legs, again throwing a bit of contrast to the more androgynous silhouette.
To finish I added a contrasting pop of colour with this yellow Marc Jacob's shutter bag which was a much considered purchase. Yellow is a colour I see coming back every Summer; I feel I will get so much wear out of this as in general, I have a very neutral wardrobe so this little guy brings a bit of fun to a monochromatic look. The earrings are different for me as I usually stick to the same jewellery but I fancied something with a little drama! There's definitely a bit of a trend on the high street at the moment with statement earrings in organic shapes like these so I thought I'd dip a toe in the water (turns out big earrings are heavy)!
My trainers are another Topshop find from a couple of seasons ago. They are a great piece to pair with tailoring as it makes it more weekend appropriate and are the best at giving work wear a new lease of life. Currently I have my eye on the platform Supergas as I think they would look perfect with Summer dresses. With a holiday coming up they might be my next purchase.