Backward Boatnecks

[striped tee: target, jeans: abercrombie (altered by me), necklace: gifted (francesca’s), sandals: target]

This striped tee was a must-have when I saw it on the shelf at Target. All my other striped clothing is more dressy, so having a navy and white striped casual tee was just what my closet was wanting. Then, the second time I wore it, I got a nice orange stain two or three stripes below the neckline. I tried stain remover and bleaching over and over, but to no avail. Finally I bought a white fabric marker and went at the stain with that last night, but because the shirt is actually slightly off-white, the white paint was too obvious.

I was bound and determined to not throw this shirt away (I know what you’re thinking — why not run to Target and buy another for $8? I tried. They were gone. Sad story), so this morning, on a whim, I tried it on backward. And just like that, it’s a boatneck beauty. And I love it.

Welcome back to my closet, striped tee. Welcome back.

  • You are BRILLIANT! I will be a friend and let you know if your tag accidentally hangs out onto your neck… haha. xoxo

  • I want to see the back now. Ha!

  • Brilliant idea. Amazing that it is cut so that the shirt doesn't choke you when it is on backwards. Navy and white striped T's have been a must in my closet since girls started wearing T shirts. (Don't ask how long ago that was, okay?) The last 3 or 4 years, tho, I've had to settle for black and white stripe. Just not the same.

  • CUTE shirt!! Oh and I SWEAR by Tide stain release- TRUST me it's not shout or spray n wash it is a MIRACLE worker! It's worth it! Especially with babies- Hailyn has ruined clothes I thought were done for- give it a shot! anyhow you look cute today!!!:)

  • Nice idea! That is perfect 🙂 I love stripes.

  • love it!!
    i saw that t at target and alas, it was not in my size. i keep revisiting the shelf, because i really want a navy & white t for $8!

  • what a great idea! and cute outfit

  • I was just saying that I LOVE boatneck shirts as well! So universally flattering I think.

    Great idea to turn it around – not sure I would have thought of that!
    I guess you could also dye it a darker color (mustard perhaps?) to cover the stain..

  • Try Sard's Wonder Soap! Not sure if they sell it in the States (it's Australian), but I swear by it to get stains out when nothing else wors!

  • Try Sard's Wonder Soap! Not sure if they sell it in the States (it's Australian), but I swear by it to get stains out when nothing else wors!

  • That is fantastic. You just rocked my idea world. 😉

  • That is fantastic. You just rocked my idea world. 😉