If you were to take a peek into my color-coordinated closet you may notice something striking stick out at you. My section of white tops is staggeringly large. I never actually noticed how many white tops I own until my husband remarked upon it one day. What can I say? They're a great investment—from basic white tees to button-downs and knits, they’re so incredibly versatile. As someone who lives in L.A., they feel lighter, brighter, more casual, and fresher than my black tops. They pair wonderfully with jeans and skirts alike. They look crisp and polished and can easily be worn from day-to-night. In fact, I wear white tops more than anything else in my closet.
So today I wanted to share some of my favorite white tops I own in every category. From bodysuits to button-downs if you’re looking to invest in a chic and versatile white top, take a peek at these below. There’s a little something for every budget.
Best White Tees
Hanes Nano T-Shirt ($8)
A WWW best-seller, this is hands down one of my favorite white tees. I love the relaxed fit and the fact my bra doesn't show through—not bad for $8!
Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt ($20)
Madewell is another favorite place I go to for everyday tees. I own a handful of these whisper cotton V-neck tees along with their crew neck white tees.
X Karla The Crew Tee ($48)
For a cute and modern crew neck, you can't go wrong this X Karla number.
Goldie Ribbed Elbow Sleeve T-Shirt ($80)
Goldie's tees are so ridiculously soft and luxurious feeling. If you're looking for something more fitted yet comfortable this is your best bet.
Everlane The Organic Cotton Box-Cut Tee ($18)
Everlane never lets me down for the perfect everyday boxy white tee.
Cotton Citizen The Standard Shirt ($75)
If you're looking for a long sleeve tee that will last you a lifetime this is it.
James Perse Slub Cotton Top ($75)
For a more lightweight long sleeve tee that exudes an L.A. casual vibe, James Perse is a great option.
Best White Button-Down Shirts
Madewell Side Button Oversize Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($80)
Madewell make some of the best white button-downs—ideal if you're looking for that relaxed oversize fit.
Everlane The Japanese Oxford Shirt ($68)
This is my go-to for a smart and polished look.
H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt ($25)
I like to throw on my H&M button-downs over everything from tank tops to bikinis and I never feel too precious about them.
Gap Perfect Shirt in Poplin ($50)
I've owned my Gap button-down for years and it still holds up great.
Madewell (Re)sponsible Lakeline Popover Shirt ($70)
I'm a big fan of a good popover and this is one of my favorites.
Best White Blouses
Ciao Lucia Ezio Top ($265)
This is the best investment you'll make. Ciao Lucia makes the most versatile and flattering silhouettes that never go out of style.
I'm still all over pretty vintage-inspired collars.
Zara Embroidered Eyelet Blouse ($50)
An eyelet blouse is a must in any warm-weather wardrobe.
& Other Stories Embroidered A-Line Cotton Blouse ($69)
I own several pretty embroidered blouses—they're perfect for dressing up or down, for work as well as more casual settings.
Majorelle Waldorf Top in Ivory ($158)
Best White Knits
& Other Stories Wool Blend Tortoise Button Cardigan ($89)
A forever favorite in my wardrobe.
Pixie Market Chiara Bustier Knit Top ($119)
Such a flattering silhouette.
Line & Dot Harper Fuzzy Sweater ($63)
A charming textured white top is always a good idea.
Tularosa Variegated Rib Cardi in Ivory ($158)
I don't own this yet but it's high up on my wish list.
Best White Tank Tops
Madewell Whisper Shout Cotton V-Neck Tank ($19)
I basically just live in these Madewell tank tops.
The Range Vital Rib Braided Tank in White ($62)
The Range is one of my favorite brands for quality basics and I'm obsessed with their tanks.
Rolla's Rolla's Miller Rib Tank in White ($49)
This is an editor-favorite.
Lna Lna Ribbed Skinny Racer Tank in White ($66)
Another great fitting tank I turn to time and time again.
Cotton Rib Cotton Rib Tank ($34)
It's like Skims tank tops were made for your body.
Best White Bodysuits
Naked Wardrobe Bodysuit ($38)
Perfect to layer under cardigans and jackets or wear alone when the temps start to warm up.
Everlane The Long-Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit ($38)
A classic you won't regret.
Bdg Urban Outfitters Bungee Strap Sleeveless Bodysuit ($39)
I love these minimalist '90s straps.
Agolde Agolde Rianne Bodysuit in White ($68)
Agolde don't just make great jeans, they make incredible bodysuits too.
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