Gotta Have It
Too busy to say it yourself? Lacking the vocab to express your feelings after a long day battling spreadsheets or sprogs? Let a classic slogan T do it for you.
The slogan t-shirt came storming onto the fashion scene courtesy of Katherine Hamnett in the early Eighties (who can forget George Michael bopping around in his ‘Choose Life’ number?), and it hasn’t left since. And why would it, because it’s a brilliant creation. If fashion is all about expressing yourself, it’s hard to think of a more direct method than than a simple cotton top emblazoned with a pithy quote that reflects your inner thoughts.
Take our pick from our favourite statement tees this summer and wear what’s on your mind, sister.
We recently came across this number by Disbanded and stocked by independent eco-fashion heroes Brooks & Sharpe that basically encapsulates our ‘OMG, how many more weeks of school holidays?’ trauma in one fell swoop. With an easy open neck collar and relaxed shape, it’s the sort of thing that you can pull on with bed hair and yesterday’s jeans and swan into Starbucks pride intact. £44 well spent.
Here’s our five other favourites, all available to buy now.
Walking the walk
Bella Freud's 'Peace and Love' T has been designed to support the charity War Child in it's 25th year. Produced sustainably in a factory powered from renewables, from organic cotton, there's not a lot to feel bad about when you're wearing this.
Never one to shy away from the issues of the day, Katherine Hamnett's Second Referendum Now certainly leaves you in no doubt as to where she stands on Brexit.
In need of a little Monday motivation? This upbeat red number from Oliver Bonas is just the ticket and also comes in green, pink and blue. And guess what, you’re day gets even better as it’s a steal on sale for a tenner.
Etsy is always a fab place to find less-travelled brands and Modern Goodness Co sits happily in that bracket. Its Love Above All Else is a simple but powerful addition to your wardrobe.
Say it how it is
One of the favourites of the summer, Baukjen Angel's Game Changer number has appeared in editorials across the nation. Probably something to do with it's empowering message and that 50% of profits go to the Diana Award.