How long has the T-shirt been around? For SO long -- it's the comfiest cornerstone of your wardrobe. The T-shirt: it's work of art-- simultaneously the sexiest and most laid-back piece. When you think of the most fashionable iconic T-shirts you probably think of him:
And, a tad more recenlty, I've noticed the Olsen twins rocking tees perfectly. I don't think there's any question that Mary-Kate and Ashley know what they're doing, life-wise and style-wise. I have tons of respect for The Row and Elizabeth and James. When I first heard of StyleMint, I was impressed by the simple, genius premise.
StyleMint is a members-only monthly T-shirt club. Sign up (for free) and fill out a style profile, and you'll have access to a selection of drape-y, kitten-soft, wear-everywhere tees. The best part? Depending on your style profile, the tops are presented within a fully styled outfit. When you click on a piece, you can watch an in-house produced video clip in which Mary-Kate and Ashley discuss the piece and the myriad ways one can wear it. (Also, shipping is free, and you don't have to buy a T-shirt every month. Flexbility!)
We think that these tees will take you from work (under a structured blazer), to a holiday party (add lipstick and a statment necklace), to weekend indoor flea-marketing (add a huge scarf, huge sunnies, boyfriend jeans, and last night's one-night-stand). We want you to have them in your life; so as a little holiday treat from the fashion team, we're giving away 10 StyleMint T-shirts to 10 winners based in the US! To enter:
2."Like" xoJane on Facebook.
3. Leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite tee and how you would wear it.
Next Monday, we'll announce the 10 randomly chosen winners, so be sure to check. If you don't win (or don't want to wait) enter the discount code JANE at checkout on their site -- it'll get you 20% off your first StyleMint tee. It's valid through New Year's Eve.
Our editors are big fans. Madeline, who has "been a fan of MK and A since I can remember" loves StyleMint. Here she is in Hudson in size 3 (FYI: Madeline wears size 28 pants, and medium T-shirts. She thinks she could wear a size 1, 2, or 3 from StyleMint; the sizes go up to a 5.)
"I love the Hudson because it's simple, comfy, and I can wear it two days in a row without being called out. That said, the two-tone sleeves and long in the front, short in back hemline make it unique. It's not something I grabbed at the fast fashion place down the street; it's something Mary-Kate and Ashley designed. On top of everything, it's really ridiculously comfortable. I'm not exaggerating."
Julie, who is wearing Fillmore in size 2, says, "StyleMint makes online shopping, which is usually so robotic, a truly customized personal experience, which I love. Also, I love that this shirt is oversized, I'm aching to break out my scandalously short denim cut-offs... Winter shorts!"
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