Alternative Apparel // Day Off Hoodie
Every few years, my dad and I make a trip down to LA to enjoy some sun, good food, and good company. We stay in a little motel that’s been family-run since 1972, with an Italian cafe underneath, and most days we sit on the sun deck watching people clean their cars at the car wash across the street. Once in a blue moon, I’ll allow myself one day to go to Venice and visit a few shops – one of those is Alternative Apparel! Their loungewear is cool, comfy, and literally all I reach for when I want PJs that I can also wear outside.
Dagg & Stacey // Earnest Sweater
Simple, super soft, with a hem detail on the front. I’m in love with the subtle gathered shoulders on this comfy sweatshirt. It’s one that I always find myself reaching for! Fits small, size up.
Hutchison // Sandra Top – Olive
I loved the sample of this tank top that maker Sofia gifted me so much, that I purchased a second one with the affiliate commission I earned doing a promotion with her. I wear it backwards AND forwards (high neck for the office, scoop neck for weekends), and knot the front during the summer for a more casual look. Made of natural linen, it’s a keeper that just gets softer with wear. Fits true to size.
Brass Clothing // Nonstop Top
This top is an office wardrobe essential that drapes beautifully and is easy enough to French tuck into high waisted trousers if you’re feeling it. While it IS made of polyester (I prefer natural fabrics), it IS a solid piece if you’ve been struggling to find something for the office that’s easy to throw on.
Kotn // Men’s Flannel Shirt
If you like a good oversized button-up that can double as a chore coat, this is the one to get. The boxy structure lends perfectly to an androgynous look that is comfy and professional. Pet owners beware; the flannel attracts fur! Take your regular size or size down one.
Tradlands // Box Top Long Sleeve – Salt
Hello, perfect flowy white button-up! This Tencel and linen blend makes it easy to layer comfortably under crewneck sweaters or cardigans, sans uncomfortable crinkling. Tradlands has mastered button spacing, meaning there is absolutely no boob gap here. All their tops are masterfully crafted so you don’t have to use a pin or wear a cami or anything else. Easy, peasy.
Tradlands // Girlfriend Tee
A simple, no-fuss t-shirt that’s just fitted enough to give shape and make it easy to tuck.
Les Sublimes // Breton Top
The classic Breton stripe, made in France by the last manufacturers of the official navy uniforms that inspired the movement into fashion. In a crisp cotton boxy fit, this top is the quintessential French girl staple. Fits true to size.
Amanda Moss // Penny Tank
This is one of the most worn statement tops in my closet. Even with high-waisted jeans, this top works. Just a casual twist into a French tuck gives it a relaxed, refined shape. Amanda focuses on core silhouettes and offers them in a wide range of colours for all tastes. Fits true to size.
Hutchison // Sandra Top – Oatmeal
Made of all-natural linen that softens beautifully with wear, looks great tucked, untucked, French tuck, backward and forwards. Fits true to size.
Brass Clothing // Layering Longsleeve
Made with a Supima Cotton & Merino Wool blend, this layering piece is super soft and the best staple I’ve found on the market for tucking into jeans or adding under a sweater on winter days. Oh, and did I mention these fibres are naturally moisture-wicking and temperature regulating? Bonus.
Power of My People // Philosopher, Wayward Fit
This 100% linen beauty is handmade in Canada, with fibres sourced in France and milled in Portugal. Relaxed and breezy, it’s a great boxy shape with a long hem that would look great with leggings or tucked into high-waisted jeans.
Kotn // High Neck Tank
A simple, sleek silhouette that can pair well with jeans or a pencil skirt! Made consciously from farm to finish with stretch micro-rib jersey Egyptian cotton.
Kotn // Fitted Turtleneck
I reach for this every winter, constantly. Its midweight and softness make it great for layering or for wearing sleek on its own with jeans. Made consciously from farm to finish with natural stretch micro-rib jersey Egyptian cotton.
Kotn // Cropped Sweatshirt
The best sweatshirt for high-waisted pants! No messy tucking, all the dreamy cozy structure. Made consciously from farm to finish with super soft loopback Egyptian terry cotton.
Kotn // Women’s Fitted Crew, Alabaster
My go-to for when I’m tucking in, wearing more dramatic bottoms, or perfect to pair with mom jeans. Made consciously from farm to finish with 100% Egyptian cotton micro-rib jersey.
Kotn // Men’s Essential Crew
My favourite tee, hands down. Made consciously from farm to finish from 100% midweight Egyptian cotton jersey.
Aliya Wanek // Ami Sweatshirt
Hand-dyed with natural materials in California, Aliya Wanek’s sweatshirts are the coziest and have a vintage 1990s texture and vibe. Perfectly lived-in, and the Ami Sweatshirt is a great cropped length for high-waisted pants. She also offers a longer sweatshirt if you’re keen on something with a more traditional length!