Isabel Marant International Women’s Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirt, US$90.22 (S$122.21), from Net-a-Porter
Send the women in your life a positive, uplifting message with this Isabel Marant t-shirt and remind them of their accomplishments. Everybody needs to hear this, am I right?
Created in collaboration with Net-a-Porter, the proceeds of this collection will go towards Women for Women International – UK, a charity that supports women who survived war. Other collaborators include Alexa Chung, Rosie Assoulin and Victoria Beckham.
Blouse printed cotton-jersey t-shirt, US$44.47 (S$60.24), from Net-a-Porter
Life’s a disaster — or is it? While you think your life might be falling apart, this tee is also a reminder that sometimes, things aren’t so bad.
With the phrase “I’m having the time of my life” emblazoned at the back of this t-shirt, it urges you to be present and cherish whatever life throws at you. After all, you only live once.
Gucci oversized printed cotton-jersey t-shirt, US$595.13 (S$806.17), from Net-a-Porter
Like how Matthew McConaughey told us to “frost yourself” in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Alessandro Michele is telling us to well, “guccify yourself” and join the legion of Gucci fans worldwide by wearing this tee proudly.
Stella McCartney International Women’s Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirt, US$191.12 (S$258.89), from Net-a-Porter
Who run the world? Girls of course. This piece belongs to the aforementioned collaboration to celebrate International Women’s Day and Stella McCartney wants to use this shirt to share an uplifting message of gratitude to all the women around the world. You deserve a pat on the back, my dear.
But of course, you could get it for your mother, mentor or any inspirational women in your life as a symbol of your appreciation too.
Statement huat t-shirt, S$30, from Naiise
For the uninitiated, huat is a Hokkien term that roughly translates to getting rich/prosperous. And combined with the iconic red Supreme logo, this design is a cheeky poke at Singapore’s constant chase for the 5 Cs (cash, car, credit card, condominium and country club). Or, you could simply wear it to invite some luck into your life.
Uncle Ahn T x Wet Tee Shirt, from S$35
No money for Prada? How about some prata then? Known for their parodies that combine high end labels with colloquial language, this Prata Kosong t-shirt (that plays on luxury brand Prada’s logo) by local designer Uncle Ahn T is only one of the many funny slogans in their line-up.
Others include ban mian (Balenciaga) and nasi lemak (NASA). Show your humour (and contempt for consumerism) by wearing a piece.
Photo: Wet Tee Shirt
Independent Market drama queen t-shirt, S$32.90
Drama mamas — we all know one. Yes, we’re talking about that person who always overreacts and goes ‘woe-is-me’ whenever the slightest inconvenience hits them. Wear this t-shirt to mock their love for attention and histrionics. But maybe applaud them for their ability to win an Academy Award for best actress too.
Photo: Independent Market
Superwhite detergent box set, S$35, from The Damn Good Shop
Under the veil of advertising an effective detergent, this t-shirt plays on the homonym of the Mandarin words of ‘super white’ for the Hokkien term of, well, smelly vagina.
Typically used as a swear word to insult others or to tease a buddy, this is great to show your devil-may-care attitude. It also works as a gift for a close friend that you constantly banter with. Not for someone who gets easily offended.
Photo: The Damn Good Shop
Statement danger keep out t-shirt, S$30
The Danger – Keep Out sign is a regular fixture wherever there are any construction works. Maybe you’re still a work in progress or perhaps you’re feeling prickly because you can’t bear stupidity.
Wear this tee as an expression of your views and to keep unsavories at bay. Apt to wear on first dates where you know it will end “spectacularly”.
Temasek Clothings delay no more smrt t-shirt, S$28.90
Constantly finding yourself stuck in the train or late for work because #trainbreakdown? Show your disdain by donning this shirt the next time you go onboard the public transport.
Maybe, just maybe, this will bring you good luck and you’ll reach your destination in quick time.