August 02, 2017 | Style

12 Simple Ways to Style a Classic White Tee

by Alexis Assoignon

Jane Birkin in a white tee

PHOTO: Jane Birkin

Women have always been fascinated by the unofficial capsule wardrobe of the Parisienne. A curated selection of quality classics and effortless staples, inspired by fashion icons like Romi Schneider, Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin. Among these favourite items stars the perfect white t-shirt. That simple piece that she can so easily mix and match with the rest of her closet, dressing it up or down for just that right amount of je ne sais quoi.

French chic aside, having items in our wardrobes that can single-handedly create a dozen different outfits is a big part of dressing consciously. These are the investment pieces that we should be indulging in – clothes that are well-made, fit perfectly and feel to die for. Why do we splurge on a sequin skirt that will be forgotten after one season, when instead we could buy a beautiful silk shirt that feels like heaven? Our price per wear for that skirt is taller than our Louboutins, and serves as a real reminder of which pieces on our wish-list are worth investing in.

To make the most of our summer wardrobes, here are 12 of our favourite (and très frenchie) ways to style that simple, perfect t-shirt:


1. Tucked into boyfriend jeans with espadrille wedges or sneakers

White Tee Boyfriend Jeans Brooke Testoni

PHOTO: Brooke Testoni

2. Dressing down a leather mini and flats

Styling a white tee with a leather mini skirt

PHOTO: Pinterest

3. Casually paired with a classic pencil skirt and sneakers

Styling a white tee with a midi skirt and sneakers

PHOTO: Pinterest

4. Or with your favourite dressy shorts

Styling a white tee with embellished shorts Miranda Kerr

PHOTO: Miranda Kerr

5. Layered under a blazer

Styling a white tee with a red blazer

PHOTO: Pinterest

6. Tucked in or cropped with palazzo pants

Styling a white tee rolled up like a crop top and wide leg pants

PHOTO: Gigi Hadid

7. Updating a pleated midi skirt and heels

Styling a white tee with color eclectic Giovanna Battaglia

PHOTO: Giovanna Battaglia

8. tucked into paper bag trousers

Styling a white tee striped paper bag pants

PHOTO: Pinterest

9. Layered under a silky cocktail dress

Styling a white tee under a silk dress

PHOTO: Pinterest

10. Rolled sleeves with skinny jeans

Styling a white tee with high waisted skinny jeans and the sleeves rolled up

PHOTO: Pinterest

11. Turned into a crop top with a knot

Styling a white tee tie in a knot Emily Mohsie

PHOTO: Emily Mohsie

12. with a neck scarf

Styling a white tee with a silk scarf Peony Lim

PHOTO: Peony Lim


Do you have any T-shirt styling ideas that we haven't covered? We'd love to hear them. Let us know in the comments below!


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