especially on clothing and
many will only buy at the sales when items are sold at a reduced price.
Thrift and consignment shops are great places to look for items when one is trying to stretch the clothing budget.
Finding decent tops in great condition can be a challenge, particularly in the thrift shops. Tops seem to show wear faster than most pants or sweaters.
I have been on the hunt for some new white Tees,
which I never seem to find second hand,
readers gave me numerous suggestions of their favourite brands
many of which are sold exclusively online.
I am tactile and visual so I prefer to try things on before I buy them.
Returns can be expensive and I am frugal
so I do not like to "pay to try things on."
Last year I had a rather tedious experience when ordering Tees.
The fabric on the Tees was too thin and sheer and the styles were quite shaped which meant that they clung to reveal and focused on my untoned midsection...
Currently I am working to improve this area at the gym,
but in the meantime, I do not want to advertise my wobbly bits!
Tees and crisp white shirts are two items that I love to have in my wardrobe.
I obviously have high expectations
when currently planning to replace those that are tired and worn out.
Two new white Tees
by Joe Fresh
which I will be test driving for the next while.
Mr. HB and I drove out to the Western Community on the weekend and we stopped in at Superstore where a line of clothing by the name of Joe Fresh is sold.
It is a low cost line of clothing that Club Monaco founder Joe Mimran sells.
The cotton Tee on the left is lightweight and has some texture to the fabric
but is not too sheer and was on sale for $7.64
The "performance tee" is made in a heavier weight blend
spandex is mixed with the cotton
has body, does not cling
sells for $16.00
I really like to try things on as sizing is not standard like men's wear.
Here is an example of the size variations...
Two basic black tank tops which make great layering pieces.
Gap in an XL
Haggar in a Small.
Impressions top in a Large.
Two other tops in blue...
Style and Co.
These 7 basics are my casual every day tops.
I have 2 other active wear tops for working out in at the gym and on my walks.
Keeping a small inventory of clothing is necessary as our closet is really small.
It does make it easier to stay within a budget and it means getting dressed is mush faster as there are not too many choices.
I will share some more aspects of my minimal wardrobe in a future post.
Thank you for your suggestions and comments about the Tees
and I hope you have a lovely week.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~