8 White T-Shirts You Should Own (and How to Wear Them)
Don't be so basic
The humble white tee is as versatile as it comes--a building block for any outfit, a wardrobe staple on which you could spend $5 or $500. But how to style one to look like a fashionable lady and not, well, a waiter? Take a look at our eight tips.
This universally flattering neckline draws the eye down and elongates your top half. Pair it with a delicate pendant necklace and a pinstriped trench or boyfriend blazer.
Like it was stolen from your guy’s closet, a tent tee has a lived-in, cool-kid appeal. Half-tuck this slouchy bad boy into wide-leg jeans and add a huge, colorful tote. The straight silhouette of the bottom makes it OK to pump up the volume on top.
Frame Denim ($90)
Long & Lean
Bum coverage is the big advantage to a tunic-style topper. Play with proportions and try this tee under a tailored jacket with sleek leggings. Add sky-high booties and don?t forget an envelope clutch.
RACHEL Rachel Roy ($39)
Thanks to paper-thin construction, a pretty sheer tee can easily replace your go-to silk blouse. A flowery midi skirt and a slick of red lipstick (and a peekaboo black lace bra, if you’re feeling flirty) make this one fancy enough for work or a date night.
The tiniest cap sleeve creates the illusion of toned arms (no dumbbells required), so don’t shy away from showing some shoulder. This borrowed-from-the-boys style pairs perfectly with feminine accents, but we say go edgier: Try a sloppy tuck into an embellished leather pencil skirt, then add badass sandals and killer shades.
Alexander Wang ($80)
This style loves to be layered: An olive-toned anorak (with scrunched-up sleeves) and sleek skinnies keep things interesting. Pile on the chains and pendants to draw the focus upward.
James Perse ($50)
Rachel from Friends and the Olsen twins would agree: The perennially stylish fitted tee (think a boy’s undershirt) always looks super-clean and gives you the joy of a blank canvas. Tuck it into a high-waisted midi skirt and drape a leather moto jacket for an unexpected cocktail look.
Hanes 6-Pack ($14)