We asked this Berlin creative crew how they style the trusty wardrobe essential. Then, to celebrate the opening of Sunspel’s new Mitte location this week, we handed each of them one of the iconic British brand’s cotton white T-shirts and had them show us how they wear it.
Carolin Hirt, PR Manager at BAM
Preferring simplicity above all, Carolin keeps it classic with a pair of high-waisted blue jeans. “My style tends to be quite masculine, but I’ve recently started incorporating more feminine pieces into my wardrobe.”
Her summer wish list reflects this desire, with Carolin currently on the hunt for the perfect floral print dress.
Will Furtado, Online Editor at SLEEK
Will’s top white tee tip? Tuck. It. In. “If I’m not wearing crop tops I always tuck my white T-shirt into my trousers or shorts. That way you get a neat look and you don’t have to worry about the length of the T-shirt not being proportionate to the rest of the outfit.”
Four years in Berlin have had their influence on the ex-Londoner, as Will has traded out structured trench coats for mesh tops and utilitarian sportswear.
Sierra Sierra, Musician
Red pill or blue pill? While that may have been the question on Neo’s mind in the 1990s film “The Matrix,” Sierra was more concerned about the movie’s costuming. Using the cult movie as a starting point for her daily ensemble choices, the musician describes her style as “anti-fashion.”
“I like to wear things until they fall off,” says Sierra. “I don’t like to think about it too much, I just wear things that feel right that day.”
Martin Axnick, MD at Maison Héroïne
A fan of T-shirts for their versatility, Martin pairs the casual closet staple with a leather jacket when he wants to dress things up. “Berlin is a bit dirty and rough around the edges, but tries to be a bit chic, I think my style reflects that.”
Favouring ACNE, COS and Sandro for their well-made basics, Martin also finds time to visit SOTO and Shusta in Berlin Mitte when he’s in the mood for something different.
Taylor Barringer, Digital Strategist
As an LA native, having an effortless sense of fashion is pretty much in Taylor’s DNA. Since her SoCal days, she’s lived in New York, London, Paris and now Berlin. Each location has left its own distinct mark on her personal style.
“A little bit classy, a little bit trashy. Living around the globe means sometimes my style gets confused.”
Shirley Erskin-Schreyer, Wunderhaus Founder
Mixing high-end labels with lower-end pieces, Shirley’s wardrobe is a combination of boutique splurges and thrift store finds. “I love to do a high-low look similar to the one I’m wearing here. The silk skirt is by Céline, I saw the logo peeking out of a tent at Mauer Park and pounced.”
All images by Nico Stinghe
All T-shirts from the new Sunspel shop in Berlin on Alte Schönhauser Str. 41