Just The Basics

May 29, 2017

Nothing to wear? Don’t you worry! Everyone has at least one of these in their closet. You most likely stock up on them when they’re on sale or you buy them just to have because you know you’ll end up wearing them all of the time. At any rate, they are a staple piece to any wardrobe. Have you guessed it yet? Yes, I am talking about the plain white tee.

Next to blue jeans and Chuck Taylors, there is nothing quite as all-American as the humble plain white tee. It’s versatile, it’s cool, and it’s a piece that’s able to be worn any day of the year, in any season, for any occasion. It can anchor statement pieces such as wildly-printed shorts or colored jeans. It adds a casual element to a silky, beaded, or even sequin skirt. Ultimately, it can convey a sense of ease with a pair of blue denim shorts or a basic pair over overalls.

with a black dress
Black Dress by Elie Tahari


with a chic floral print
Floral Print by Damask


with a fun, flowy skirt
White Tee Combo by Ecru


with a modern blazer
Blazer by L’AGENCE


with awesome shades
Lafayette 148 Printed Skirt


with colored denim
Denim by AG


with denim shorts
Shorts by Citizens of Humanity


with fun pattern shorts
Shorts by Damask


with leather shorts
Leather Shorts by J Brand


with overalls
White Tee by Raffi

Whether you’re partial to the standard cotton crewneck, the slouchy style made popular by Alexander Wang, or whatever you’re able to steal from your boyfriend’s closet, here is a list of my favorite ways to wear the plain white tee.

Happy Memorial Day to all!