I’ve talked about LuLaRoe on the blog a few times now, like when I discussed my love for the Julia dress. The Julia seems to be loved by almost everyone, but the shirt I’m featuring today seems to be hit or miss in the LLR world. The Irma I am featuring was a gift from my friend Gayle. Her Facebook group is called “Shop LuLaRoe with Gayle Lynn” for anyone who is interested.
The LuLaRoe Irma is an over-sized tunic that’s longer in the back than the front, which makes it perfect for wearing with leggings. It does tend to run big, so the general sizing rule is size down two sizes from your “real” shirt size. It is supposed to be over-sized, though, so I sized down one size and loved the fit. I’m a fan of the baggy top, tight bottoms look and have been for years. An over-sized sweater and leggings paired with boots? That’s pretty much my winter uniform.
Anyway. So you know what the Irma is now. It’s priced at $35, which seems like a good bit for a shirt, so you’re gonna want to make sure you love the style before you buy one. A similar top can be found at Maurice’s for $34, and at Old Navy for $17. So why do you need an Irma?
1. It’s the comfiest shirt ever. Even Justin has commented on how often I wear my Irma, especially when I’m dealing with allodynia from migraines and small fiber neuropathy. “That shirt must be really comfortable'” he said, “because you’re wearing it more than any of your other shirts!”
2. Maybe comfy isn’t enough for you. That’s weird, but okay. The second reason to buy one? It’s versatile! Wear it with leggings, your favorite jeans, or even with shorts. Belt it at the waist to make it look more fitted. You can also knot it on the side and pair it with jeans or a skirt for a totally different look.
3. If you’re paying $35 for a shirt, you may be scared to wear it out anywhere. Seriously, I can’t be the only one, right? Don’t worry though, I’ve put the Irma to the test for you. It’s been refluxed on (a lot), had salsa spilled on it, been on a several mile hike through the woods of Mississippi, been worn on date days, and been chewed + pulled on by both pets and babies. As much as I love my tunics from Ross, Old Navy, and Forever 21, they haven’t held up quite as well as this one has. Also, I wash all my clothes on cold water and hang dry. It’s a necessity since we don’t have a dryer. One of my Ross tunics STILL shrunk to normal tee shirt size after one wash. So far, the Irma is doing good.
4. Tunics are a wardrobe staple. While palazzo pants, joggers, leggings, and jeans have varied widely even over the past couple of years, there’s one thing I’ve been seeing every season for a while now. (And trust me, I’m happy about it.) Tunic tops aren’t a one season item— and trust me, I’ve googled “are tunics still in style” enough years in a row to be reassured that yes, they are.
5. If you’re still not convinced, then let me leave you with this final thought: your Irma can be as bold or neutral as you are! Mine is a light blue with tiny black stripes. While LuLaRoe is known for loud patterns and bright colors that scare people away (including me, an avid LLR fan, from time to time), the Irma shirt is easy to find in wearable neutrals as well as fun patterns. It’s not going to be like the famous chihuahua leggings, where you’re left wondering what to pair them with. Pick an Irma in a solid color or something easy to match, like these tiny stripes, and you’re good to go. You don’t have to be a fashionista to figure out what kind of outfit you want to put together.
I’ve already gotten some compliments on my Irma top while out and about, which feeds my ego. According to my counselor, I have “a very high validation drive,” so I’m never one to brush off a compliment. Seriously. Tell me I’m pretty.
I’m not a LuLaRoe consultant and I don’t get paid for these blog posts. I write them because I’m obsessed with the clothes. I have gotten some of the clothes, like this Irma, free from giveaways or my friends, but I’ve also purchased plenty of the clothes, too.
Do you own any LuLaRoe?