13 January 2014


these are 2 of my all-time favourite tanks. i have the t by aw in black and the kahlo in grey and black. i have considered getting more of the same colours in each because i love them so much!

although they are probably more than one should pay for basic wear, i have found that the better quality, durability, fit and lifetime of the more expensive basics i have purchased make it worth the money. as always, i generally refuse to pay full price for just about everything, so if i can find them on sale it's a win-win.

it has taken me a long journey through the land of basics to narrow it down to these 2. i have found in the past that brands such as dotti and sportsgirl do some great basics, but they don't really make it past 1 season - they start getting holes, lose their shape and stain easily.

t by alexander wang silk linen tank
this cut will definitely not be for everyone as it is quite high-necked and cuts in from the shoulders. broader shouldered girls might not suit this as much. this cut is definitely for me, being smaller in my upper half.

i love that the tank is made from a silk-linen blend, which means it doesn't wrinkle as easily as cotton or linen, but also hangs/drapes really well when worn. the material is so soft and slightly sheer.

i wear a size XS and find they are just the right amount of looseness without being floppy. the other t by aw cotton tanks i find wayyyy to flopsy wopsy, very low cut and long! t by alexander wang sizing tends to be on the larger side, so if unsure i would always size down.

the best price i have seen them selling for is AUD$55 on lane crawford. shipping is only $10 too!

kahlo trace tank

this is the best, loose-fitting tank i have come across. the arm holes are just big enough to show a little bit of side-bra without being over indulgent. they are also the perfect length for us shorter girls.

bassike tanks come a close second and for roughly the same price, however i feel that the material is too thin and the arm holes very exposing. i also find that bassike tends to cater for extremely tall, skinny people, so their tops are way too long!

 i wear a size XS in the trace tank and find that it is just the right amount of looseness without overwhelming me. the material is a thick jersey cotton, so is quite durable and doesn't really crinkle.

these tanks are difficult to locate and especially hard to find on sale. ausmode have the grey on sale for $66.75, otherwise they generally retail for about $85. i've only managed to find it in grey, black, very sheer white and grey with a leather k on it (bit silly, really). i can't recommend this tank enough!

what are your basic favourites? any recommendations?


  1. I am partial to the Vince tank top myself. It's the perfect cut and weight for me


    1. ooo thanks for the suggestion jodi. i have heard vince tees are great too. will definitely check those out.

  2. love love love the grey one!

    Jamie Kate
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  3. I'm in love with the white one!



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    1. it is! i am so close to buying another one in the same colour because i love it so much!

  5. In love with these! thank you for the great review, that was very helpful! If you find a good brand you stick to them and I think you found it haha :) I'll check them out! xx

    1. it was a long journey to discover these beauties, but it was worth the wait ;)

  6. Beautiful! You have a really nice blog here! I like your posts! :)

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    1. thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment.

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    Kisses, Alis.

    1. thanks so much alice. i will definitely pop over to your blog.


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