There is nothing more essential to your wardrobe than a well-made, white tee. Tucking the soft cotton carelessly into a pair of jeans or an A-line skirt, is the easiest way to look chicer than a mug without putting forth much effort or money. Even the girls at Vogue know, an inexpensive white shirt can be elevated to the level of couture with a few simple rolls of the sleeve.
When it comes to buying t-shirts, no matter the color, I always buy in bulk. Not Costco bulk, but always in multiples. Even if I’m strapped for cash and need to pick up a shirt because I spilled an entire cup of coffee on the one I’m wearing–true story–I can always opt for a pack of men’s Hanes shirts and keep it moving. In fact, my cheap white shirts wear better than the ones I spent more money on. Instead of ending up with those little pin sized holes my T by Alex Wang shirts get, the ones I have from Target, The GAP, and American Apparel, only get softer and more buttery with age.
While the girls at Vogue are gushing over endless appeal of the “ungendered” and “unfussy” white tee and how it serves as the perfect blank slate for Chanel couture suits, I’ll be watching Netflix in mine and then put on a pair of heels with my sweat pants to get brunch. (Yes, I wear sweats and PJ’s with heels in these streets but that’s another story.) And that ladies, is why the white t-shirt is the ultimate wardrobe staple.
T-shirt: American Apparel | Jeans: AG | Shoes: Calvin Klein
FYI, I’m getting better at taking these photos myself, all I need now is my Photoshop back so I can clean them up a bit. It’s a process and I’m glad you all are here for it.