What I Wore: #igiveashirt for Red Nose Day 2015

I am fairly picky about what charities I give money to and how. I have to feel like the majority of the money I give is actually going to go to the cause and that it's a charity that personally means something to me. Comic Relief is one of those charities and so ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday, today I thought I'd do an outfit post to show what I'll be wearing on the day itself.

For those readers who might not know, Red Nose Day takes place every other year as part of Comic Relief, which was set up in 1985 to raise money for people living unimaginably tough lives in the UK and Africa. As well as the telethon on Red Nose Day itself, which involves comedians and celebrities performing sketches, singing songs and generally making fools of themselves in the name of charity, several shops in the UK also sell merchandise to support the cause, which this year includes a range of five T-shirts by various designers for TK Maxx.



I went for this Karl Lagerfeld T-shirt for a couple of reasons; I felt like it was one of the more wearable T-shirts outside of Red Nose Day - often an issue with charity clothing - and because I liked the slogan on the front of it and the message about being yourself. (At least, that's what I think it's meant to be - I overheard someone in TK Maxx saying it was 'selfish' but I don't get that from it. Or is that just me?). It is quite a baggy style so I'm planning to take it in a bit soon as I prefer slightly more fitted T-shirts, but if you like this shape you may find it fine as it is.

You could wear this loads of different ways - I quite fancy pairing it with my red skirt and black ballet pumps for the summer - but today I opted for my black Gap jeans (similar here) and my Wonder Woman Converse, which only ever come out in the spring and summer because they're not very warm. But it feels like spring now so they're getting an outing today!


I finished off with my Topshop faux leather jacket - it's getting a bit too battered now and I should really replace but can't quite bear to part with it yet - and my Joy tote bag (I love that quirky quote alongside the classic design; it says 'Wuthering Heights: How to walk in heels' in case you can't quite see it).


This lipstick is also a Comic Relief one - Rimmel has renamed one of their Kate Moss lipsticks as Red Nose Red with awesome polka dot packaging so if your budget won't quite stretch to a T-shirt that would make a great alternative.

Finally, with apologies for the dreadful quality, I just wanted to show you this video of me doing the 'shirt spin'. This is something Comic Relief are encouraging everyone who buys a T-shirt to do - basically the idea is to 'spin' your T-shirt by putting in on as normal, then spinning it round (as you would do if you'd put it on inside out) until it's the right way round. Let me know if you do the 'spin', I'd love to see your videos!


The five Red Nose Day T-shirts cost between £9.99 and £14.99 and at least £5 from the £9.99 T-shirts and £8 from the £14.99 T-shirts goes to Comic Relief. The lipstick is £5.49 and at least £1.67 goes to Comic Relief.

Are you doing anything for Comic Relief this year?

6 comments:

  1. I love the look of the tops this year but couldn't decide what one to get, I might have to pick the same as you! I love the quote its not selfish and defo inspirational, I must pick up the kate moss lipstick too if there are any left xxx

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    1. Thank you! Yes I thought that too - it seems closer to the 'Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken' one than the 'I think I may be the voice of my generation' one. Hope you managed to get a T-shirt and/or a lipstick!

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  2. I really like the selection of charity merchandise that T K Maxx has for RND this year! I have the Oscar Wilde T-Shirt and as a stationery fanatic I also got that on the notebook too! They're really funky!

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    1. I didn't see the notebooks but I really liked the Oscar Wilde print. Agree that the selection this year was really good, I've been disappointed by the T-shirts for RND previously but this year I thought they were great.

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  3. I have to be honest, I haven't seen any of the RND merchandise this year. I'm sure I'll buy a tshirt, with it being for a good cause! I think you picked a fab shirt though, it looks great on you!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you managed to get a T-shirt :)

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