Man, eleven-year-old Kala was awesome. She had rad dresses like this one and she wore pre-movies Harry Potter t-shirts with track pants. Back then, this t-shirt was that slightly baggy oversized thing that was in style. Now, well, like the red and pink maxi, I’m surprised that it still fits and that I can pull off wearing it as a fitted tee.
I’ve seen many fashion bloggers showing off cute graphic tees: often they are oversized and, as whistles & clovers shows, can be knotted and tucked into fun skirts, etc. So, when I decided I was going to fully embrace my nerdiness for Harry Potter day in my Pop Culture class, I asked B his opinion on the shirt. We agreed that it was tightrope walking that fine line between teaching/analyzing pop culture and embodying pop culture a la fangirl perspective and that to pull the look off I should probably embrace a blazer (I have fond memories of some of my favourite profs from undergrad rocking the t-shirt with blazer casual-cool look!).
At first I thought black blazer (and immediately wanted to wear my deep purple/red lipstick) with my black and white patterned dress pants, but I decided to scale back the look a bit. Instead, I layered the tee over a super cute, cream lace summer dress, so that it worked as a bit of a mini-skirt.
I went with my cream Vero Moda blazer in the hopes that it would sort of look like a skirt/suit combo from a distance. Layering on the cream I chose my cream Aldo loafers with gold tassels.
I put on the same necklace as my last #ootd because it is whimsical, light and sparkly.
BAM! Harry Potter magical shirt to the rescue! BTW, my students totally applauded my shirt and deemed it “cool” : mission accomplished!
Does anyone else have a t-shirt that they have kept over the years and love? How do you style it?