Thursday, March 4, 2010

THE Best Layering Tanks

The other day I got a call, or was it a BBM? It was Carrie, my lovely and oh-so-competent, never-lets-me-forget-where-my-keys-are assistant, wanting to know my thoughts on which layering tanks and tees she should buy for this spring. You see, Carrie is trying to make what I call a GUD--grown-up decision. GUD's can range from going to bed early when you have a meeting the next morning instead of staying up drinking wine with your buddies, to decisions like this: spending a little extra on things you're going to wear a lot. She asked me where she should buy basic tanks to wear under cardigans, sheer shirts, etc. I unequivocally said that my favorite ones are from Alternative Apparel.

If you're in the Atlanta area, there's a storefront there, but it's the closest one to Nashville. Otherwise, you gotta go online or there are some basic selections at stores like Dillard's and Macy's. Alternative also has tons of guys' tees and hoodies, and what they do so well are those basic neutral colors that guys and girls love. And they look already lived-in, which means you'll have to keep yourself from automatically reaching for them everyday.

I highly recommend this tank, which I own and wear at least twice a week. Alternative does burnout (which I'm totally obsessed with) in a way that's not so sheer you have to layer another tank underneath so that friends/strangers/randoms don't see your business. That tank would be the perfect layering piece under this wonderfully slouchy tee. I LIVE in tees like this. So comfy!

5 comments:

ashley h said...

do you know how these run size wise? i really hate tight tanks b/c of them rolling up, etc. and its just hard ordering online. any help would be appreciated :) I need to make GUD when buying spring tanks b/c i have B.A.D. habits of buying ones that end up being a disaster.

Amber Lehman said...

I've found that they run pretty true-to-size. What I was telling Carrie that I loved so much about them is how they hem the bottom, so they totally stay in place, the fitted ones, that is. They don't ride up and get all bunchy. And they hold up really well after a buttload of washes.

liner said...

I still wear my AA black burnout tee all the time. It's perfect under jackets and shorter shirts because it's long and thin.

Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

omg. i made the blog. i also made an order at alternativeapparel.com. i take advice to heart. :)