8 White TShirt Outfits That Deliver Maximum Style With Minimal Effort
Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde.

Back to Basics: 8 Perfect Ways to Wear a Plain White Tee This Spring 

All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, we may earn affiliate revenue on this article and commission when you buy something. 

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

Petit Bateau short-sleeve T-shirts

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. 

Bottega Veneta oversized striped poplin shirt

Grlfrnd Amara denim maxiskirt

Petit Bateau short-sleeve T-shirts

Gucci 1953 Horsebit loafers

The Row small N/S Park leather tote

Brilliant Earth Knife Edge hoop earrings

The White Tee With a Baggy Jean

Everlane The Box-Cut Tee

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. 

Still Here Walker high-rise straight-leg jeans

Everlane The Box-Cut Tee

Loeffler Randall Leonie leather ballet flats

Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag

Fallon 18k gold–plated snake-chain necklace

The White Tee With a Strong Suit 

Leset Margo cotton-jersey T-shirt

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 Frankie Shop Gelso oversized blazer

The Frankie Shop Gelso high-rise wide-leg pants

Leset Margo cotton-jersey T-shirt

Khaite Linden 65 python-effect slingback sandals

Mango rhinestone crystal purse

Laura Lombardi Cresca earrings

The White Tee With a Leather Jacket

Hanes women’s perfect short sleeve T-shirt

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. 

Acne Studios Libo textured-leather jacket

Mango faux-leather skirt

Hanes women’s perfect short sleeve T-shirt

Toteme leather flip flops

Dragon Diffusion Santa Croce woven-leather basket bag

Agmes x Simone Bodmer-Turner Gertrude necklace

The White Tee With a Cargo Pant 

Re/Done x Hanes The Classic tee

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. 

COS padded liner jacket

Toteme cargo pants

Re/Done x Hanes The Classic tee

Mango contrast sole leather sport shoes

Savette Symmetry 19 leather shoulder bag

Completedworks Twist hoop earrings

The White Tee With a Suit Vest

The Row Wesler cotton T-shirt

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. 

SIR linen-blend vest

Faithfull The Brand Circa pleated linen wide-leg pants

The Row Wesler cotton T-shirt

St. Agni macramé leather loafers

Mejuri bold pearl huggies

The White Tee With a Cropped Trench

Kotn essential crew T-shirt

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.

Ganni cropped twill jacket

COS A-line denim midiskirt

Kotn essential crew T-shirt

The Row Ginza leather platform slides

Prada raffia tote bag

Sophie Buhai Hinged 18k gold-vermeil hoop earrings

The White Tee With a Denim Overshirt 

Skims cotton jersey T-shirt

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. 

Tibi Easy denim shirt

Staud Luisa wide-leg pants

Skims cotton jersey T-shirt

H&M leather belt

Loewe low-top sneakers

Hereu Cala small cotton-canvas tote bag

Shop More White T-Shirts:

Mother Lil Goodie Goodie T-shirt

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo ribbed T-shirt

Khaite Mae short-sleeve T-shirt

Vince cotton crewneck T-shirt

Toteme oversized organic-cotton jersey T-shirt

H&M silk-blend T-shirt

Jacquemus Camisa cotton-jersey T-shirt

Wardrobe.NYC shoulder pad cotton-jersey T-shirt