We love tees that have something to say — in fact, graphic tees are one of our top predicted trends for 2017. But sometimes, they miss the mark (see: super offensive St. Patrick’s Day tee). The latest top to garner our attention: the millennial pink spring Topshop It’s Not Me Tee ($22) we spied at Nordstrom. While you may not be able to see the glaring error at first glance, our grammar-loving selves can’t not look away.
The slashed neck design adds a touch of intrigue with the classic breakup “It’s not you, it’s me” cliché stitched in cursive along the collar. Except it seems to be missing one crucial element: the apostrophe.
Since the phrase makes use of the contraction “it’s” (not the possessive “its”), it calls for that apostrophe. You can practically feel the disapproving eyes of your elementary school English teacher boring into your soul.
We just can’t wrap our brains around how this made it all the way through the design and later, production process without a single objection. After all, grammar MATTERS! Seriously: Bad grammar can hurt everything from your job prospects to your chances of scoring a date.
We reached out to a rep at Topshop, who wasn’t able to comment at the moment.
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(Photos via Nordstrom)