Name a more iconic wardrobe piece than the white tee shirt…. Ok, maybe a little dramatic. Name a more basic wardrobe piece… That one might actually be right. I think about what could possibly trump a white tee shirt. MAYBE jeans? Otherwise, I don’t think much comes close.
What’s not to love? It’s comfy and you can bleach the heck out of it to look newer, longer. Especially for my cozy pieces, I’m always looking for more ways to wear them. Especially since quarantine I have a whole new appreciation for the casual. #pajamasarelife, am I right?
I always have one washed and at the ready in my closet so it’s a really easy item when I have no idea what else to wear. The possibilities are genuinely endless. Think of it as a closet’s chameleon.
Important to note – in reality, you COULD grab a mens or boys Hanes tee for all of these. However, a women’s cut is preferred. That doesn’t mean it’s tight, it just means it is tapered to flatter in a strategic way. You’ll still get the effortless look. Trust me.
Ummmm… Can I live in this? Destroyed denim paired with heels and a blazer is a MOOD. It’s classy, but not really since you can wear your favorite lived in pieces.
I tucked in the tee shirt and threw on a belt that matches the heels so they have a coordinated feel. You could absolutely go with a solid colored blazer, this polka dot just felt right to add some extra style to this otherwise simple look.
Fun fact, I couldn’t find a bobbi pin to pull back the side of my hair, so instead, I grabbed a large paper clip. You’d never know, would you 😉
A Threw This Together Standard
This is basically my uniform for if I need to run out and don’t want to put myself together, but want to look put together. Basically, it’s my step above baggy, leopard pajama pants.
This look works well with plaid and flannel shirts also, and your top of choice can be wrapped around the waist for coverage or if it’s a sweltering day like it has been (record month of heat in New York this month!). It is CRITICAL to roll up your sleeves on this. Since the tee isn’t fitted, nor is it tucked in, you need to eliminate at least one level of drapiness. The cuffs will take care of this for you.
It’s amazing how much more “ready” for the day I feel when I swap sandals for real shoes. Doesn’t need to be sneakers, just something with more of a purpose than a slide. But, trust me, I LOVE a slide.
These leggings are my all-time favorite. They are Spanx brand and the price will make you clutch your pearls, but as a self-proclaimed budget fashionista, they are WORTH IT. I have three different styles. They hold me in and form to fit perfectly. It’s also an instant butt-lift. They have sales often, so check back!
Just Rolled Out Of Bed
So you slept through your alarm… again. You scramble to do your favorite five-minute face routine and realize you don’t have time to iron or steam the outfit you had planned. YIKES!
A tee-shirt is a shockingly great pairing with all your favorite structured skirts – for work or for play.
I love a statement necklace to dress up the top half. If you wore a crew neck tee shirt, they look especially great. I tossed on a cardigan, too, to hide the casual nature of the sleeves so it really just feels like a crisp top.
I added some slip on mule loafers for a “just enough” finishing touch.
This shirt is one of my all time favorites and you can get it from Old Navy for just $8 by clicking here.