From London Streets to Cozy Chic: The Inspiration and Story Behind the Allyn Boxy Tee

Fashion inspiration can strike anywhere, at any time. Sometimes it's a runway show, a vintage treasure find, or even a fleeting glimpse on a bustling city street. For us at Marree, the spark that ignited the creation of the Allyn Boxy Tee came from a streetshot from London Fashion Week. 

London Fashion Week Inspo

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There was something effortlessly cool about her look, a blend of comfort and edgy style that resonated with me. We envisioned translating that vibe into a garment that embraced slow fashion values, celebrating quality over quantity and timeless design. The Allyn Boxy Tee was born.

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From Sketch to Sample: The Creative Process

The journey from inspiration to final product is always exciting, filled with experimentation and refinement. The first step was capturing the essence of the street style inspiration on paper. Jenny sketched various iterations of the boxy silhouette, playing with proportions and necklines until she landed on a shape that felt both relaxed and flattering.

Next came the fabric selection. Sustainability was a core principle from the start, so she opted for luxuriously soft organic cotton flannel. The natural texture and breathability were perfect for creating a tee that could be worn comfortably year-round.

Color swatching

But the fun really began with the color! Inspired by the vibrant energy of the London street scene, she embarked on a natural dye exploration. Experimenting with botanical extracts and spices, she created a range of unique color swatches, each with its own subtle variations and depth.

The final step was bringing the design to life. Jenny meticulously hand-sewed the first prototype, draping it on her dress form to perfect the fit and drape. It was a moment of immense satisfaction seeing her vision materialize, the soft cotton whispering promises of comfort and style.

Sewing hands making a prototype

The Details Count: Sashiko Stitching

At Marree we believe details make all the difference. We love to put a little sashiko stitching on our pieces when we can. It adds a bit more love to the overall look. 

Coral sashiko stitching at neckline

The Allyn Boxy Tee: 4 Ways to Wear It

The beauty of a versatile wardrobe staple lies in its ability to transform with each outfit. The Allyn Boxy Tee is designed to be your go-to cozy top, adapting to different occasions and moods. Here are just a few ways to style it:

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  1. Dress Up Your Dress: Embrace unexpected layering by throwing the Allyn Tee over a flowy dress. Add a touch of Western flair with cowboy boots, channeling your inner city cowgirl. This unexpected mix of feminine and rugged creates a look that's both stylish and comfortable.

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  1. Concert Ready Rockstar: Unleash your inner rockstar with an edgy concert ensemble. Layer the tee over a tank top and your favorite jeans. Doc Martens add a touch of punk attitude, while a silk scarf brings a playful touch. This outfit is all about embracing individuality and expressing your unique style.
  2. Cozy Winter Wanderlust: When the chill sets in, the Allyn Tee transforms into your winter companion. Pair it with flannel trousers for warmth and texture. Layer on a peacoat for added protection from the elements, and tie a square scarf for a pop of color. This outfit is perfect for cozy shopping sprees or exploring winter wonderlands.
  3. Family Dinner with a Twist: Family dinners don't have to be ordinary. Add a touch of playful fashion with the Allyn Tee. Layer it over a long-sleeved cheetah print top and skirt, creating a bold and eye-catching combination. Boots complete the look, adding a touch of sophistication. This outfit is sure to spark conversation and make your family dinner extra special.

More Than Just a Tee: A Sustainable Statement

The Allyn Boxy Tee is more than just a piece of clothing; it's a statement about conscious consumption and timeless style. It's crafted with love for the planet and for those who appreciate quality and ethical production. By choosing the Allyn Tee, you're not just buying a garment, you're supporting slow fashion and joining a community of individuals who believe in looking good and feeling good while doing good for the world.

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Join the Movement

We invite you to join us on this journey of conscious fashion. Explore the Allyn Boxy Tee and discover how it can become your go-to wardrobe staple. Share your styling ideas and inspire others to embrace slow fashion choices. Together, we can create a more sustainable and stylish future, one tee at a time.

P.S. Don't forget to check out our social media pages for more styling inspiration and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of the Allyn Boxy Tee!

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