& Other Stories | Mango
& Other Stories | Mango
A round up of the best budget friendly statement tee and t-shirts for women on the UK High Street from Topshop, Whistles, Mango and Zara.
Zara | Whistles
Zara | Whistles
A round up of the best budget friendly statement tee and t-shirts for women on the UK High Street from Topshop, Whistles, Mango and Zara.
Wood Wood | & Other Stories
Wood Wood | & Other Stories
A round up of the best budget friendly statement tee and t-shirts for women on the UK High Street from Topshop, Whistles, Mango and Zara.
Topshop
Topshop
A round up of the best budget friendly statement tee and t-shirts for women on the UK High Street from Topshop, Whistles, Mango and Zara.
ASOS | The Deep End Club
ASOS | The Deep End Club
A round up of the best budget friendly statement tee and t-shirts for women on the UK High Street from Topshop, Whistles, Mango and Zara.
Hush | Mango
Hush | Mango
A round up of the best budget friendly statement tee and t-shirts for women on the UK High Street from Topshop, Whistles, Mango and Zara.
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The Statement Tee

Author: Lolly Gautier-Ollerenshaw

I’ve been feeling a bit out of the fashion game for a while now.

I’m not sure whether it’s the lack of funds due to doing up the house, the fact that I have the teeniest temporary wardrobe to squash all my clothes into (squash being the operative word) so I no longer know what I own or if it’s a case of not really knowing how to dress my changed body shape from having Hector.

What I do know is that I’m in a bit of a fashion slump. I’m in need of a new handbag and everything I own looks a bit worn, a touch faded or just doesn’t do me any favours. So when I spied this Lover’s t-shirt on Lisa’s Leather Jacket post recently and fell in lust with it, I immediately clicked the buy it now button for a quick fashion fix.

My verdict? LOVE IT…I instantly felt a bit smarter and dare I say it…a bit cooler. I have also foolishly managed to shrink it in the wash so that it is most definitely of the cropped variety rather than a longer length. I guess I’ll just have to wear it with a skirt instead of my intended skinny jeans. But I digress…

Once I’d purchased my ‘Lover’ t-shirt I couldn’t help but spot the statement tee everywhere. Granted, a motivational motto or two will make an appearance on a t-shirt at least once every fashion season, but it seems like the High Street is awash with them this Spring. So I thought I’d make the most of my online browsing and share my finds with you this morning in time for pay day next weekend…you’re welcome!

ASOS

If there’s a t-shirt that sums up me perfectly then it would surely be this one from Adolescent Clothing at ASOS. In fact when I showed Ste the top he snorted at me and raised his eyebrows slightly. Last time I looked sizes were beginning to run out so it’s worth purchasing sooner rather than later if you feel you can’t live without it.

Topshop

Good ol’ Topshop. Aside from the now shrunk Lover embroidered t-shirt that I mentioned in the intro I’ve also got my eye on the Femme Forever T-shirt which I think our Becky has in her own wardrobe. I like the colour pop of the tomatoey red words against the grey flecked background of the t-shirt so it may very well be making an appearance in my own shopping basket as well…

Hush Homewear

Whilst not exactly a ‘slogan’ top, I’ve had my eye on this star cut out tee from Hush Homewear ever since their little Spring Look Book popped through my letterbox. I’ve also recently purchased this Star Jumper (which unfortunately is now only available in XS) but I was so impressed with the quality that I’m tempted to splash out on a few other things as well.

I love the oversized cut out star as well as the relaxed fit and was even more thrilled to see that the top comes in blush pink too…

Whistles

The lovely Lisa spotted this logo tee from Whistles so I simply had to include it in today’s round up. The top has been designed in a regular length with a round neck and the ‘Eh oui’ logo in contrasting black on a white background. It’s not cheap at £49.00 so it’s definitely an investment buy but given that the sizes are beginning to sell out I think it’s a high quality piece.

The Deep End Club

Sported by the lovely Ms Chung here, the Give A Damn tee by The Deep End Club has a kind of 70s vibe to it that is reminiscent of Shaggy, Scooby Doo and the gang. I can see this with a button front a-line skirt for summer and a pair of over-sized shades at a sunny picnic. Dreaming of summer already!

& Other Stories

& other stories are totally in on the Slogan action with their ‘Blue Monday‘ and ‘Red Shoes‘ printed t-shirts. Both tees are made from a cotton mix material and priced at a very respectable £19.

Mango

I felt up until recently that Mango had gone off the boil somewhat but with the recent discovery of their kids collection as well as a few killer products that I’ve added to my virtual shopping basket, I’ve changed my mind. Lisa shared her love for this red lips motif t-shirt which I think is super cute.

And if you’re after a bit of not so subliminal messaging then I highly recommend this white ‘Boss’ t-shirt which I’m intending to wear for when Ste gets home one day…you know just in case he needed reminding 😉

Zara

Perfect for those Wednesday afternoons when the week seems to have ground to a halt somewhat this ‘Extra Power‘ tee from Zara is the sartorial equivalent of an extra shot in your coffee. Whether it gives you extra go remains to be seen but I like the simple details and oversized design. Oh and it comes with shoulder pads too!

Wood Wood

The Eden t-shirt from Wood Wood is totally up my street. It reminds me of a top that Ste purchased for me in the early days of our relationship so made me smile when I first clapped eyes on it. Whilst the red version is currently sold out in all sizes, the blue design has most sizes left and you can sign up to be notified when your desired size is back in stock. Here’s to all the romantics out there…

A veritable feast of t-shirts for you to indulge in. And if anyone could tell me where I might be able to find a t-shirt like the beautiful designs produced by Maison Labiche then I’ll be your best friend forever. I’m after a calligraphied tee that I can customise but that doesn’t cost £50 a pop. Any ideas?

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13 thoughts on “The Statement Tee

  1. I feel the same as you Lolly that for some reason my wardrobe is seriously lacking! Pretty sure your comment about not knowing how to dress your new shape after you have had a child is spot on, my little boy is 2.5 but I still haven’t worked it out! Loving the jumpers & tops from Hush at the moment, they seem really good quality & I now have a few tops with ‘stars’ from there. They also do a grey jumper with the word ‘love’ on which is simple but would recommend to go with your slogan theme along with a lovely pink t-shirt which says ‘happy days’ which is on my purchase list 🙂

    1. Glad to see I’m not the only one Nicola! I’ve just placed an order for a sparkly t-shirt from Hush and for the Camellia dress which had sold out! Keeping my fingers crossed that they fit and look half decent on!

  2. My favourite slogan tee says “Smash the Patriarchy.” I love wearing it so much as the reactions it gets are great- from one old man who looked terrified of me to a teenage checkout girl who launched into a discussion of Everyday Sexism. There are loads of brilliant tees over on Etsy- and of course the “SelfishMother” tees and sweats are great with a % going to charity too.

    1. Lucy I can totally see you rocking this with a glint in your eye. I think I’d wear it purely to create a bit of mischief!

  3. Love a good slogan tee. I have the Femme Forever from Topshop and a Maison Labiche lurking in the back of my wardrobe somewhere. Also love a bit of Hush, one of my fav items is a black jumpsuit I bought a few years ago (although they do roll out a very similar style every season).

    For custom embroidered tees you could try Bratty Enterprises although with the exchange rate at the moment plus international shipping it’ll probably work out a similar price to Maison Labiche.

      1. Me too Becky, although I ordered a size up because I didn’t realise it was already a bit oversized so need to make sure I’ve got my face done to stop me looking like a complete slob!

  4. Lolly I love your fashion posts.

    And thanks for pointing me in the direction of Mango Kids – there’s some gorgeous girls’ dresses in there at the mo x

  5. I love these! Why do I always want the most expensive ones? Sadly most of them are now sold out so my bank balance might be saved! The Whistles and Wood Wood ones are my fave but I may have to look into more reasonably priced options – as I’m pregnant I probably need some temporary slogans to see me through the second and third trimesters. Asos and Topshop here I come… 🙂

  6. I could never wear these. I feel really embarrassed every time I think of wearing a t-shirt with something written on it. The thought of having some statement emblazoned across my body which other people will read makes me cringe so much that I tense my stomach muscles. I am clearly far too British 😄 It feels like I’d be going around telling everybody how great I am. I think some of them look really cool and quite edgy.
    I don’t judge other people wearing them, only myself. I imagine I’d be like a young, female hugh grant in a romcom if I wore one – faffing about making self deprecating comments all the time to reassure people that I don’t really think that highly of myself.

    I have been described as ‘the queen of cringe’ before now 😎

    1. I feel your comments Jade, I haven’t contemplated a slogan tee since I was 14, my Mum bought be a top that said ‘cute’ on it (they were all the rage in those days). I was on the bus home from town one saturday afternoon and some girls from my school wear also on the bus (not friends). As I was waiting to get off one of them said to the other ‘I hate it when girls wear tops that say cute on them, especially when they clearly arent’. Mortified and never since have I worn anything with any words on it!

      Do love the of those Maison Labiche customised t-shirts though – especially the kids ones! how cute my boy would be with one of those etched with his name!

      1. Oh Claire that was so horrible of them! And Jade I do kind of get where you’re coming from.. I remember wearing a t-shirt to New York when I was 15 which had three Chinese symbols emblazoned across the front which I was informed by a lovely man in a vintage shop that I had cat, dog, pig etched across my chest. I was mortified – I was under the impression that it was some motivational saying instead. And it wasn’t a cheap knockoff either – it was from a well known high street brand. So I vowed I’d never wear anything again that I didn’t understand. I think the ‘red shoes’ and ‘blue monday’ are the perfect solution to those that don’t want to wear a t-shirt where it could be misconstrued that they think that about themselves….unless you do think that you are a pair of red shoes that is…;)

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