Tuckernuck recently sent me this striped shirt and I needed to do a full review of it and style it a few realistic ways. I’ve been getting some, um, messages (to put it kindly, haha) about how everything I wear is uninspiring. And here’s the thing, I’m the very first person to admit I’m boring and that I don’t have the most cutting edge style. I wear the same things year after year, I wear what I feel most comfortable in, and I live a pretty normal life. I’m home a lot, I do things locally– I’m not jetsetting around the world weekly or attending galas or even going into a corporate workplace. But…. that’s kind of the beauty of my blog. Most of my readers are also not jetsetting around the world, are not attending galas, and aren’t needing to wear suits and pantyhose every day either. I love a beautifully styled outfit as much as the next person…. on Instagram. In reality though, most of those outfits just aren’t practical for my everyday life. I share what I wear and I pass along the pieces that I really like and share how I’m wearing them in… realistic ways. Is it boring? Sure. Is there anything wrong with boring? No.
Like what we see on Instagram and Tiktoks– or even styled looks from retailers’ websites– doesn’t look natural when you see it in real life…. if you even see it in real life.
THE HAYDEN TEE
The Hayden Tee is a wardrobe essential known for its boyfriend fit and easy cotton fabric. Featuring a crew neckline and drop shoulders, this Americana striped top is comfortable and classic. (Also available in blue & white stripe and red & pink stripe, too!)
Here’s what I love about the shirt:
– It has a great length (not cropped and not too long) and fun swingy silhouette
– The drop shoulders style is so cute– I think it is the perfect amount of visual interest for what would be an otherwise plain striped shirt
– I like that it has tailored long sleeves. This is my one complaint with the AYR French Fry shirt, which I have in a few colors, the sleeves end up looking too boxy and look better rolled up a bit. (Like I did here.)
For sizing, I think it runs true to size… but the sleeves are tailored so if you have more muscular arms (from the biceps down to the wrists) you may want to go up a size. Because the shirt is swingy, I think it’s okay to go up a size.
A LITTLE FUN
* This puffer is polarizing, but I looooove mine for mild days and over sweaters for evenings too. At first I thought they were so dumb until I saw women everywhere on Nantucket wearing them and I thought I must be missing something… when I got mine, I got it. Kind of like my short sleeve robe from Weezie too!
SIMPLE MOM UNIFORM