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Ahead of a new season, you might find yourself more interested in those irresistible It items than ever before–and trust us, we get it. Just a few days into spring, we’ve already reported on the sleek smoking loafer, the denim midiskirt, that street style–beloved Prada dress, and so many more. With that being said, we’d also argue that the dawn of a new season is the ideal time to go back to the basics, a.k.a. those timeless wardrobe staples that seem to always shine regardless of the season. And when it comes to the classics, nothing is as foundational in a closet as a plain but perfect white tee. From Hanes and Everlane to The Row and Skims, we’re mapping out eight white T-shirt outfits that deliver maximum style with minimal effort.
Allow your white tee to center each and every spring outfit idea you craft this season—it is the perfect blank canvas, after all. For starters, a Petit Bateau tee is the chicest of choices, especially when layered underneath Bottega Veneta’s crisp striped shirt. Next, adhere ever so slightly to the trends and style the duo atop a denim maxiskirt from Grlfrnd. While the essential is the epitome of casual, it becomes increasingly cooler when worn with Acne Studios’ leather jacket and a Mango midiskirt to match. For a twist on tailoring, style The Row’s Wesler T-shirt underneath SIR’s linen suit vest with trousers from Faithfull The Brand. Ever so versatile, you can even wear Leset’s Margo tee together with The Frankie Shop’s matching gray suit for an elegant evening look. No longer just a staple of your weekend wardrobe, a plain white tee is the ultimate everyday (and night) essential.
Below, find our edit of eight white T-shirt outfits that will make your transition to spring effortlessly easy.
The White Tee With a Denim Maxiskirt
The perfect mix of classic and cool, Petit Bateau’s iconic T-shirt pairs almost too well with a Grlfrnd denim maxiskirt. For an added touch of tailoring, layer the tee underneath a Bottega Veneta striped button-up. Springtime loafers from Gucci brighten up the ensemble, while The Row’s Park tote keeps it masterfully minimal.
The White Tee With a Baggy Jean
There’s no closet combination quite like a white T-shirt and jeans. And with Everlane’s box tee and Still Here’s baggy denim, the sentiment has never been truer. Tory Burch’s crochet Kendra cardigan is a chic addition, as are Loeffler Randall’s Leonie ballet flats. Rounding out the look with another classic, find Gucci’s Horsebit 1955 crossbody bag.
The White Tee With a Strong Suit
A white T-shirt, like this one from Leset, can even be worn in the most elegant of environments. Tucked into The Frankie Shop’s slate gray suit, the tee is instantly polished to perfection. Khaite’s Linden python-effect sandals and a rhinestone bag from Mango take it to a whole other level, of course.
The White Tee With a Leather Jacket
It’s no secret that the foundation of any casual outfit is a plain white tee. However, the same also goes with an edgier ensemble. Get the look with the help of an Acne Studios leather jacket and a Mango midiskirt to match. Minimalist thong sandals from Toteme and a basket bag from Dragon Diffusions are finishing touches not to miss.
The White Tee With a Cargo Pant
Re/Done x Hanes’s classic tee is the ultimate blank canvas, allowing for those buzzier It items, like COS’s shell liner and Toteme cargo pants, to shine. For a casual weekend wardrobe, finish off the look with a pair of Mango suede sneakers and Savette’s caramel-colored shoulder bag.
The White Tee With a Suit Vest
If you’re committed to the suit vest but prefer a bit more coverage, The Row’s Wesler T-shirt is the perfect layering piece to place underneath. To match the breeziness of these Faithfull The Brand’s linen pants, St. Agni’s crochet loafers feel right on theme. The final result? A vacation-ready outfit formula that works regardless if you’re beach bound or not.
The White Tee With a Cropped Trench
A full-length trench coat is a timeless transitional staple for a reason. For spring, however, we’re gravitating toward cropped versions, like this one from Ganni. Underneath, Kotn’s crewneck is lightweight and luxuriously soft. Pair the look with COS’s white denim midiskirt and The Row’s Ginza flip-flop sandals. To our enjoyment, Prada’s raffia tote is around for another season.
The White Tee With a Denim Overshirt
Skims’ cotton-jersey tee is simple and elegant, especially when peeking out underneath Tibi’s oversized denim shirt. Fitting for spring, style the look with a pair of ivory pleated pants from Staud and Loewe sneakers. Hereu’s canvas tote bag is a textural take worth investing in this season.