The past couple of weeks have been dangerous being a stylist! I’ve been working on photoshoots where the collections have been totally my style and I’ve been shopping for the closest thing to my own style lately.
I had a client this week that asked for great vintage tees for their look book shoot, so I scoured one of my favorite resources in NYC, Buffalo Exchange. I scored some great ones, including this one that I found in the men’s section and ended up buying for myself. Even the male photographer on my shoot yesterday asked if he could buy this one from me and I told him that this was one I couldn’t part with just yet.
It was only fitting that I found this “NeMTV York” tee came in to my life during the same time as this past week’s MTV VMA’s in Brooklyn made us all nostalgic for the days of old school MTV when…dare I say…there were actually music videos (sorry Miley and YouTube).
top: vintage (found at Buffalo Exchange) | shorts and jacket: Lucky Brand | bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | sunglasses: Ray-Ban | sneakers: Converse | jewelry: c/o E.Kammeyer (now on OpenSky!)
STYLIST TIP: Vintage tees look best and more sophisticated when they’re worn a bit more fitted and polished. Pair with a jacket, statement jewelry and a great handbag for best results. If you found the perfect tee, don’t be afraid to take your hopefully frugal find to the next level by cutting off the sleeves and making it more fitted by tying a knot in the back. If it looks too new, take some coarse sandpaper to the t-shirt for that perfect worn in look. Don’t forget to look out for stains before purchasing and give your “new” shirt a good washing before wearing!