Recently it has been all about the slogan T-shirt, but when it comes to my own tee collection, there's one that always gets the most compliments, and surprisingly it's a £10 top I bought to sleep in. Tourist T-shirts—the kind you buy in irony from novelty stores—might sound a little naff, but Balenciaga gave them the thumbs-up with the release of an oversized T-shirt with a picture of the Eiffel Tower at night—the type of tee you'd buy from a stand next to the landmark.
I bought a similar tee from Rome back in 2011 as a souvenir from my trip with no intention of wearing it out of the house, but it turns out that this is a piece that people fuss over the most. The Instagram set has also been tapping into this trend, with Linda Tol, Tamu McPherson and more wearing their travels on their chests. Scroll below to see how to wear a tourist tee, and then shop three of our favourites.
Style du Monde
Remember to stop into a tourist shop on your next trip.
Opening Image: Lucy Williams