As always, when it comes to adding a fair garment to my wardrobe, I mainly look to these three choices: buying secondhand, making it myself + purchasing a fairly made garment new. It was difficult to find a secondhand, white shirt that's free from stains online. I considered sewing one, but couldn't find just the fabric I wanted to use. Shirts are very detailed + involve quite a lot of work, so I value + am willing to pay for a carefully constructed, fairly made shirt. I found one online, but when it came in the mail this week it was too sheer.
Finally, I decided to venture out to a thrift store for the first time during this pandemic to extend my search for a secondhand shirt. I didn't find a white shirt, but did decide to take this one (+ one more) home. This shirt is quite oversized, made from a crisp fabric, inexpensive + already existed (so no new resources needed to be used).
When I got it home, I decided to remove the collar + sew the stand closed. I was reminded of both Jess Brown's lovely shirt + the beautiful shirt I posted yesterday, which confirm this as a look I love. Not only do I like the style, but this men's shirt's collar was a bit oversized on me. Removing it makes it look less ill-fitting. With sleeves rolled up + the bottom buttons left open, I like this shirt over shorts (or as a sort of morning cover-up) now...and imagine it will layer well over almost everything later. Now it looks like my shirt...and I like it very much. (+ I might still keep my eye out for a white one next time I go to the thrift store.)