Zara sweater, Walmart men’s plaid shirt, heels c/o Joe Fresh,
Want to know the story behind this plaid shirt? I was up at my cabin over Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving, so like a month ago) and my little brother decided it would be a great idea if we all piled into our canoe with a bunch of beer, some plaid, ripped shirts and some backwards caps. You know, “Hoser” it up as much as possible. We were going to the liquor store anyway (beer and wine are usually main features of our holiday trips) so we stopped by the small town’s Walmart as well, picked up $5 men’s shirts in sizes ranging from XL-XXXL and cruised around in our canoe looking as quintessentially Canadian as can be.
The funny thing is, I’ve ended up becoming obsessed with this piece-of-doodoo-shirt. Worn with a tank top, long-sleeve T and a sweater over top, it’s the perfect length to throw under all the chunky sweaters I always favour during the winter. That’s what’s perfect about layering: you can really get some good mileage out of pieces that may not be standout pieces on their own.
So my suggestion to cut costs over the holiday season? Trot on over to your favourite discount store, buy a huge men’s plaid shirt on sale, cut off the sleeves to remove bulk and wear that thing obsessively under your favourite sweaters. I mean, I love me some J.Crew and all, but if you want to do layered/preppy chic on a budget, this is a good area to save Benjamins on.
Hope you all had a great weekend – it was so sunny here and it completely cheered everyone up. Love love love the sun…is it that bad that I’m dying for the summer to come back already?