The white t-shirt. It’s a wardrobe staple that can be found in everyone’s closet. Everyone has at least one go-to white t-shirt and for good reason: It’s reliable. Easy. Low-maintenance. And the best part? It can be styled in so many different ways. Though it’s such a simple article of clothing, there’s nothing boring or plain about it. You can create hundreds of different outfits when you switch up a white t-shirt with anything else in your closet. If you are looking for more ways to utilize your white tees, here are a few classic outfits you can put together.
This is the ultimate laid-back, cool-girl look that can be achieved with minimal effort and still never fail to look polished and trendy. Although it’s been a pairing that has been around for decades, the combination of a crisp white tee and a pair of high-rise jeans will never go out of style. The key to perfecting this look is to make sure the hem of the white tee ends where the start of the high rise jeans begin; otherwise, the outfit will look awkward and sloppy. If the tee is just a tad too long, you can transform the look just by tucking it into the high rise jeans. And when it comes to the style and color of the jeans, have fun with it! You can opt for high-rise skinny jeans, straight pants, or a flare leg, and each of these styles will look great with a crisp white tee. Regarding the shade of blue jeans you choose, everything from the classic blue to dark denim to a faded blue will pair wonderfully with a white t-shirt.
If you are feeling a tad bohemian or just want something flowy and comfortable yet stylish and presentable, pair a loose white tee with a trendy skirt of your choice. This is a fun pairing because you can style and accessorize this outfit in a variety of ways and play around with different skirt lengths, styles, colors, and patterns. To create a modern-day Audrey Hepburn-inspired look, tuck a loose white tee into a gray or black flowy midi skirt and complete the outfit with a black clutch and a pair of pointy black ballet flats. If you want to add a big splash of color to your outfit, a basic white tee plays well with a colorful print knit midi skirt. The combination of the two pieces will make the skirt stand out even more and contribute to that “wow factor."
A very Jackie O look is a loose white tee with a pair of loose beige linen pants. It’s the perfect outfit for a picnic on the beach or an outing on a boat with your significant other. It’s decidedly casual and still somehow manages to give off an air of elegance and sophistication. It’s a very summery look and can be accentuated with a pair of flat strappy sandals, some bangles, and a pair of Hollywood starlet sunglasses.
A second look to try—something that might work better in the office—is the pairing of a loose white tee tucked into a pair of beige trousers. Decorate your wrist with a smart-looking watch and a pair of simple earrings. As for shoes, a pair of black or gray pointed pumps will work perfectly. And if you don’t have a pair of beige trousers in your wardrobe, black and gray also pair nicely with a loose white tee.
If you need to dress up your outfit a bit more, perhaps to attend a meeting with clients or Sunday brunch, pair a white t-shirt with white straight-leg pants. Add some dimension to the all-white look by wearing a black or a colorful skinny belt. To top it off, accessorize with a cardigan or a trendy jacket of any color or print and leave it open. As far as shoes go, look for a pair that will either match the color or print of the jacket or something similar to achieve an organized, sharp look.
However you decide to dress up or dress down, a plain white tee can help pull your entire outfit together.