Back to basic: The t-shirt

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by Make it last on 15 October, 2014

A fine knitted jersey stitch.

T-shirt, 149 SEK, Epona Clothing. Polo, 1 495 SEK, Soft Goat. Trousers, 1 600 SEK, Filippa K. Sneakers, 350 SEK, Sneakers, 350 SEK, Ethletic.

The life of the t-shirt started a in the menswear underwear department in the 19th century. It soon became popular as a first layer of clothing for workers in various industries. The t-shirt became popular since it’s easily fitted and easily cleaned. The t-shirt is not just a great garment on its own – it’s the perfect garment to wear underneath for example knitted sweaters that are not as easily washed as the t-shirt. Look for 100 percent organic cotton with a fine knitted jersey stitch and wash it in low temperatures to make it last longer.


T-shirt, H&M. T-shirt, Lindex. T-shirt, Margaret Howell. T-shirt, Base range. T-shirt, Organic by John Patrick. T-shirt, Stella McCartney.

Cecilia is wearing: Shirt, Uniforms for dedicated. Trousers, Nygårdsanna.

Some people love it, others hate it. I personally think that the shirt is the greatest garment of all times. The classic shirt is one of those pieces that works for every style one can think of. You see the shirt with its sleeves cut off on a punk and a stiff crispy shirt on a fancy lawyer in a suit. On all genders and all ages. The shirt truly suits all occasions, whether you’re wearing it over a bikini on the beach or with a pair of well-tailored wool trousers in the fall.

In the summer, choose a shirt in a lighter fabric like linen or cotton that breaths. In the fall switch to a warmer fabric like flannel or a thick Oxford cotton. And pick a matt silky or a shiny pattern one for the evening. Surely you can understand why the shirt is my favorite garment of all.


White Shirt, Organic by John Patrick.  Cream white shirt, Base range. Grey shirt, Steven Alan. Checked shirt, J Brand.

Photographer: Alexander Dahl
Stylist: Emma Elwin
Hair and make up: Maja Söderlund/Mikas looks
Stylist assistant: Elinor Algovik
Retouch: Retuscheriet

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