Photo Credit: thewordly_weekender
Vacation t-shirts have never really been my thing. Usually they are cheesy or hard to style. Last month we spent spring break in Amsterdam and had a blast! While walking to the IAMSTERDAM sign I noticed an exhibit for one of my favorite street artists, Banksy, at a house turned museum called MOCO. I was completely excited, especially since the last piece of Banksy art I saw was in New York City, where the crowd made it difficult to see.
After asking C and J we all decided to add the MOCO to our list of “must do’s” for the next day. We arrived at opening and I spent the next two hours soaking in each piece of Banksy art. I was so overwhelmed by the political messages and current events that I completely bypassed the gift shop in favor of talking to the guys about what we just saw.
The last day we were in Amsterdam J asked if there was anything we couldn’t leave the city without, besides taking home some vinyl records from vintage shops and a few bags of fresh stroopwafles, I had decided I wanted to see how much a piece of reprinted Banksy art would cost me at the gift shop.
The art had an 18,000 euro price tag (ouch and yet so ironic for the message displayed), so I settled on a t-shirt / coffee mug combo from the Banksy exhibit. It wasn’t until I approached the cashier that a lady was wearing a t-shirt simply saying ‘in art we trust’. 15 minutes later and I was the proud owner of 2 t-shirts and a coffee mug. Probably one of my favorite Amsterdam purchases.
I had big plans for this MOCO shirt… pairing it with black blazers, leather jackets, long wool coats, thick gray blanket scarves, different color jeans, dress pants, pencil skirts, and all the nude or black shoes I have in my closet. I had visions of boyfriend cardigans with jeans and white sneakers. ‘In art we trust’ has been a fun reminder of one of my favorite art exhibits in a beloved city.
MOCO T-Shirt (Not for sale online) | Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans | Tory Burch Quilt Bag (similar)| Halogen Wedge (similar) | Evereve Varsity Jacket (similar) | Quay Australia Odin Sunnies from Lennox + Lane