Graphic T-shirts comprise a large part of my wardrobe. On some level, this is due to inherent laziness on my part (statement T-shirt + bottoms = instant outfit), but also because graphic tees have always represented louche, inherent coolness—declaring a statement to the world, without having to say a word.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated a diverse collection of graphic tees, from a tongue-in-cheek Brian Lichtenberg to obscure vintage band tees, but none have hit home with me the way that the T-shirts from L’Ecole des Femmes have.
I first discovered the label’s witty tees when I saw Anna Ewers wearing their “Oui/Non” shirt in last year’s Pirelli calendar, and needless to say, I was smitten.
L’Ecole des Femmes’ pieces evoke a woman somewhere between French gamine and bombshell, and their T-shirts are no exception, which is why when I saw their “Badasse” tee, I immediately added it to my wish list.
This T-shirt is playful, effortlessly cool and, above all, easy to wear—all things that I look for when adding to my wardrobe. Plus, it lets the world know that I am a badass—in French, no less! It doesn’t get much cooler than that.
L’Ecole des Femmes “Badasse” T-shirt, $69; at Cloak & Dagger