How could I pass up a t-shirt with those words immortalised on it? And in sequins no less?
I have been dying to wear this fabulous, fun t-shirt by Markus Lupfer, a British designer with a “witty and unique approach to sequinned embroidery, renowned for his humorously subversive knitwear and inspired approach to jersey daywear and tailoring”. His innovative and often surreal use of print, embroidery and graphic embellishment has garnered him a cult-like following (Fergie, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld and Nina Dobrev are some of the celebrities who have donned his pieces). I promise you, once you start wearing his clever and quirky jumpers and tees, you will wonder how you lived without his knitwear!!
At this year’s Bindaring clothing sale, I nabbed this “Anything boys can do girls can do better” tee for $15 (and it had all the original tags attached, with a retail price of $289). Whilst it would work with a great pair of jeans, grey ankle boots and a long-line cardi for the weekend, you could just as easily dress it up with a pencil skirt in a bold colour (yellow or pink to complement the sequins perhaps!) for a night out. However, today I have worn it to work with a pair of black Raoul pants (buy Raoul from TheOutnet), black Roberto Del Carlo pumps and a navy Lyn Devon cashmere jacket (seen here in mustard).
I would wear this Lyn Devon jacket in every colour if I could – it is made from a magnificent, lush, Loro Piana cashmere with suede drawstring ties and oversized, silk-lined pockets. The shape is simple and supremely elegant and both jackets are pretty much my favourite wardrobe items. I won it on eBay for about US$90 several years ago – it would retail for well over US$2,000. I found this article on Marie Claire as I was Googling something and think it is well worth a read for those new to cashmere. The pants and shoes are also from eBay and I paid about US$60 for the pants (they were brand new and retailed for US$429) and US$39 for the shoes.
As the t-shirt is a bit of frivolous frippery, I wanted to ensure it remained work appropriate by pairing it with pieces in more sombre colours and cuts. Let me tell you, the ladies at work have been enamoured with the top and are thinking of incorporating it into the work uniform. Such is the Markus Lupfer touch!!
Whilst Markus Lupfer tees are hard to come by at $15 (even on eBay), you can pick up a bargain or two by clicking on my selections below:
Let me know what you think!