Why The Perfect Tee is a Wardrobe Basics Game Changer
*This piece features my personal opinion on product(s) from POPFLEX, a sister brand of Blogilates. All thoughts are based on my individual experience with the product(s), including features that I loved and those that I didn’t.
We all need and love our favorite closet basics.
I’m talking about that classic denim jacket you always reach for, the all-time coziest crew neck sweater, the form-fitting, worn-in jeans and, of course, the perfect tee.
I’m a big fan of building my wardrobe around key staples that fit, wear and wash well. Trendy styles come and go, but basics are my bread and butter.
Last month I went through my clothes and finally parted ways with items that no longer fit – pieces I’ve been holding onto thinking one day I’d be able to shimmy into them again.
My mentality has wholeheartedly shifted since becoming a mom. I believe at my core clothes are made to fit me, not the other way around. Needless to say, purging my old fits felt amazing and left space for new goodies that genuinely fit my body, exactly as they should.
As I rebuilt my line of basics from top to bottom, I was ISO tees that I could wear solo or layer under sweaters and jackets.
That’s when I was introduced to the POPFLEX Perfect Tee – my new favorite basics go-to.
When The Perfect Tee Arrived
Like many POPFLEX products, the Perfect Tee arrives in a bag made from corn. Its eco-friendly packaging takes 180 days to decompose as opposed to the thousands of years required for plastic bags to break down.
The tee feels insanely soft, featuring a rayon-spandex fabric mix with both bounce and breathability.
IMO, styles with subtle details get major points, and the centered seam running down the back is a sweet touch. With a ribbed crew neck for an elevated look and fixed double rolled hem sleeve, this tee is a step above your average shirt.
The tee is truly designed to flatter all body types. It features an arch hem with slightly longer side seams. It gives the boxy shape of the shirt an ideal cut, bringing attention toward your midline instead of cutting you off directly at the hips.
Combating standard narrow shirt designs while keeping the female figure in mind, this tee has a tasteful drop shoulder and flowing sleeve that doesn’t cut into your arm. Love that for me!
From the rolled hem and crew neck to overall cut and look of the fabric, this tee’s chic accents make it ideal for brunch, errands, working out (but make it cute) and everything in between.
She’s Perfect to Wear Everywhere and Anywhere
I’ve struggled to find casual tees that are comfy and have a bit of give, but also look polished enough that I feel stylish when out and about. Oh, and shirts that are durable enough for multiple weekly washes without quickly looking worn. Having kids is messy. More days than not I end up covered in everything from yogurt to spit up, cereal flakes and sand.
The Perfect Tee was a perfect find.
It’s flattering, extremely versatile, ultra comfy, holds up well in the washer and pairs easily under jackets, vests and sweaters but can also be worn solo. We recently had a warm weather streak here at the beach and it looked adorbs with athletic shorts.
The tee gives a slouchy, effortless vibe and feels like I’m wrapped in a cozy jersey sheet which I’m into because let’s be real: who doesn’t want to feel like they never left the comfort of their bed when pulling together an outfit? You’ll rarely see me sacrificing comfort for being cute, and this tee doesn’t make me choose one or the other.
I’ve worn these tees now for everything from part of my Trunk or Treat costume to my I-just-woke-up-but-wanna-be-semi-put-together look for a coffee run with friends. It kept me comfy during a 5 hour drive home from a friends’ wedding. It also kept me cool while lugging a full cart around Costco. Wherever I’m headed, I reach for these tees on repeat.
Naturally, I had to give it the sweat session test, which it passed with flying colors. The top breathed well, and while I prefer a slightly tighter fit for exercising so I can keep an eye on my form, all it took was tying a small knot in the front of the shirt to achieve my desired look and feel.
For my girlies who always think through bra color when wearing lighter shade tops, I’m here to confirm that wearing a black bra under the heather grey tee wasn’t an issue. Why was I surprised? The top is so cushy that I anticipated the fabric being more flimsy – even a tad transparent – like many options on the market. But not the perfect tee. She keeps you covered in all the right places.
Since I was quickly crushing on this ultimate basic, I ordered the Perfect Tee Bundle. This includes a black, heather grey and ivory tee at $20 off. When I have staples that I’m wearing multiple times a week, having extras (at a discount) never hurts.
Gets a BIG thumbs up for
Arched hem with longer sides is flattering
Fabric breathes well
Nice weight and has a breezy feel
Drop shoulder detail elevates the look
Holds up well in the washer – no pilling or signs of major wear!
Runs true to size
Available as a bundle of 3 colors for $20 off
Price is comparable to other durable styles on the market
Comes in 8 pretty shades to stockpile your closet
Comfortable, cozy and chic
What I didn’t love about The Perfect Tee
If you prefer a tight fit when working out, you’ll need to tie it up into a crop top (looks v cute this way!)
Would love additional colors or a simple pattern option – thin stripes, solid navy blue
Cuffed sleeves roll slightly, but easy to steam or iron flat
Wrinkles easily, but takes less than 3 minutes to steam
Within the first week of my Perfect Tees arriving, I wore them a total of 5 times.
That’s a record-breaking number even for this gal who loves to mix and match basics. They’re easy to throw on and go, mix up their styling so the look isn’t repetitive and they wash and dry like a dream. Clearly they’ve become a new fave of mine.
Taking me from my workout to errands, the park with my family, dressing up for trick or treating and coffee dates with my girlies, these tees are it. The Perfect Tee is versatile, extremely flattering and available in plenty of colors to build out a basic wardrobe. It’s no wonder it’s called the goldilocks of all tees – it’s truly just right.