Published on July 17th, 2012 | by Miss Be Fit4
My Little Fashion Obsession…
Once in awhile, some piece of clothing, footwear, or jewelry, will come along, and I fall in love. I’m not so much a designer label kinda girl, and I prefer original pieces from indie boutiques or higher end consignment stores (my obsession in Paris!), and my style often flitters between whacky 1940s and a bohemian kinda look with some sort of classic piece involved. I always like to wear one eye-catching or interesting piece in an outfit, whether it be expensive, or expensive looking.
I remember the feeling I had when my vintage pink Swedish Hasbeens arrived by post last year…sigh…or when the four We Walk tshirts that my bestie got me hooked on, were sent from London. And I won’t even get into the ‘O’ I had when my man splurged on a black , short, Burberry trench for our anniversary… (ok ok, that’s a designer label but I do wear with tattered jeans and motorcycle boots quite often;).
But I get downright giddy and 100% committed to a piece that I adore, the latest being…..T-shirts. You were waiting for something a bit more thrilling weren’t you? Like a pair of ‘have to have’ overpriced JBrand or Current Elliot jeans;) No, tshirts.
These aren’t just any tshirts though, these are Spiritual Gangster tshirts. They are pricey. (I try to buy on sale or have friends from North America mule them over) They are soft, and feel nice next to the skin. They are Preshrunk organic cotton tees, tanks, and hoodies, all made in the USA. I love the ones made of ‘burnout’ fabric. But it’s the tres cool 1980s vintage-y look, and the super hip graphics that I fell in love with. Positive messages without being cheesy. A look that’s of a new generation yogi. Nothing ‘airy-fairy’ about it, making yoga more ‘hip’ and less ‘hippie’. As an added plus, SG provides a meal to a person in need for every item they sell. (somehow in my head this justifies the $40+ per shirt)
I never think twice about sporting one of my SG tees, not just to practice in, but with some skinny jeans, heels, a teeny blazer and some boho jewelry, for a night out. Or with some cutoffs, beat up motorcycle boots, a long chain with skeleton key, and a massively wicked rose quartz ring. Always a conversation piece with graphics like: Salute the Sun, We Are All Connected, May All Beings Be Happy and Free, just to name a few. As a wearer, I am spreading a positive message, and they just make me feel happy!
Being a SG ‘frequent flier’, I was sent their latest styles for summer, and am just paring down what I ‘need ‘. Or as my favorite SG t-shirt suggests, should I just be ‘grateful’ for the tees that I already have???
Here is Spiritual Gangster online:
And imagine my surprise to find them in Paris! Check them out ON SALE at my fave yoga boutique, Yoga Concept, at 123 Rue de Turenne, 75003, Paris:
…one of my besties and me last summer! this was a very exciting moment..our first SGs and we WERE Grateful!
…and just for fun…my beat up moto boots…I DO love them so…