I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say that my white T-shirts are the most worn items in my entire closet. They're the building blocks of my wardrobe and what I reach for any time I'm zapped of inspiration. I mean, name a basic that's more useful, versatile, and timeless than a classic white cotton T-shirt. (Mhm, I'll wait.)
The weird part is, I wear mine constantly and yet I'm somehow always lacking in ways to wear them, which means that more often than not, I end up repeating the same combination of jeans and a tee over and over again. I have nothing against that combo (honestly I live in it), but more often than not I feel lazy if I can't come up with anything new. To combat this outfit fatigue, I keep a saved folder of all my favorite ideas and regularly reference it when I'm feeling particularly uninspired.
Lately, this folder has been seeing a lot of fresh white T-shirt outfits that I plan on copying ASAP (okay, I've copied some of them already) and I felt like the ideas I've amassed were too good not to share. Everyone loves a good white tee, that's a fact. I'm just here to help you put yours to good use. Scroll down to see my favorite white T-shirt outfits on celebs, fashion girls, and street style stars and then shop pieces to recreate each look.
Priyanka Chopra's outfit proves that a white tee is a perfect base from which to build off of. Worn with an on-trend pink skirt suit and PVC heels, it's a warm-weather outfit win.
On Priyanka Chopra Jonas: Jennifer Fisher earrings; Dior bag
Tibi Oversized Linen Blazer ($357)
Hanes x Karla The Baby Tee ($30)
Tibi Linen Mini Skirt ($210)
Here, Bella Hadid schools us in the power of great wardrobe basics. Tailored trousers, a leather blazer, and Converse sneakers all come together to make an easygoing airport look.
Stand Studio + Pernille Teisbaek Cassidy Double-Breasted Leather Blazer ($700)
Hanes Nano T-Shirt ($7)
Danielle Guizio Classic Trouser Pant in Grey ($288)
There's nothing better than an eye-catching jacket to earn your style points. Right now, I'm really into a leather shirt jacket worn open over jeans and a white tee.
Mango Buttoned Leather Jacket ($200)
Universal Standard Tee Rex Tee ($50)
Reformation Liza High Straight Jean ($98)
Kensie Damiana Bootie ($100)
If you, like me, reach for jeans and a tee nearly every day, I highly recommend going for a chain belt. Throw it on and suddenly your easygoing outfit is a full look.
Everlane The Cotton Crew ($18)
B-Low the Belt Gissel Mini Belt in Black & Gold ($155)
Agolde Pinch Waist High Rise Kick Jeans ($178)
I love the idea of tying my T-shirt in a knot to show off just a bit of midriff. With plaid trousers and old-school oxfords, it's an interesting play on preppy style.
Mango Organic Cotton T-Shirt ($20)
Paper London Gladys Trousers ($305)
Dr. Martens 1461 3 Eye Oxfords ($120)
On the Street
This look is proof that just because you're wearing a white T-shirt doesn't mean your outfit is automatically casual. A structured blazer and of-the-moment pleated skirt add sophistication to the wardrobe basic.
Lafayette 149 New York Atticus Linen Blazer ($300)
BP. Crewneck Tee ($15)
H&M Pleated Skirt ($55)
BY FAR Tanya Patent-Leather Mules ($385)
When I eventually tire of my jeans I always try and reach for a statement pant and right now a snakeskin print feels especially fresh. For the colder months, throw a polished coat on over the whole thing to finish it off.
Babaton Stedman Wool Coat ($328)
Reformation Perfect Vintage Tee ($28)
Song of Style Maud Faux Leather Pant in Green Snake ($228)
Lean into neutral tones by pairing a boxy white tee with beige trousers and go for a statement heel like leopard print to really pop.
Frankie Shop Padded Shoulder Muscle T-Shirt in White ($75)
Pixie Market Grey Suit Pants ($78)
Attico Tina Leopard-Print Calf Hair Mules ($528)
Bonito Jewelry Da Vinci Chain Choker ($90)
Blue jeans and a white tee—it doesn't get any more classic than that. To add some dimension to the look, I like to anchor the pieces with coordinating accessories like a leather belt and sleek ankle boots.
Hanes x Karla The Crew Tee ($30)
BDG High-Waisted Mom Jean ($59)
Madewell Medium Perfect Leather Belt ($45)
Mango Heel Leather Ankle Boot ($150)
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