Our guess is that you're most likely absolutely bonkers for the sheer versatility of a white T-shirt. Totally valid. You've got good reason to be! Fashion folk don't exaggerate when they rhapsodize about how it goes with anything and everything—it's no surprise that we each own roughly 30 of the exact same thing. Call us diagnosed Hanes 3-Pack hoarders.
All that yammering aside, are you a hundred percent certain you're making the most of this blessedly basic closet staple? Max out its untapped potential with our quick, nine-point guide on how to spin it right for every occasion that'll be coming up on your busy holiday schedule, from lazy Sunday to festive Friday.
Chic Ways to Style a White T-Shirt:
1. Camille Co
We'll start with the epitome of easy casual: a tee, jeans, and sneakers. Camille Co updates and elevates this godsent, failproof look with current touches: Spot that cuffed wide leg, a fun, printed silk neckscarf, and her sleek, minimalist leather tophandle from buzzy South Korean label Gu_De. Effortless sans sloppy seconds.
4. Sandara ParkOr, you could trawl down the opposite end of the spectrum and leave your shirt elephantine oversized. Don it like a teeny minidress with a knit beanie, fluorescent kicks, and long sport socks. Stem-flaunting yet street. None other than Sandara Park approves.
5. Liz UyCount "suit up" and "checkmate" as two possible caption options for this particular Liz Uy outfit snap. We'll accept either, but actual the point is that a plaid suit has proven applicable to every situation under the sun, be it a work trip airport meetup or a crisp cum laidback press event.
When in Paris, it's only natural to do as the achingly a la mode Parisiennes do. Their elusive, oft-copied brand of je ne sais quoi is best mimicked in doses, so as not to appear subpar or parodic...which, honestly, is a crime Sarah Lahbati can't ever commit. She's a master. Copy this fuss free 'fit of a boxy, charcoal gray wool blazer, slim, cigarette cut denims, square nosed Wandler ankle boots, and (our ult Christmas wish) a large, clamlike Bottega Veneta Pouch. We did mention giant clutches the size of Jupiter are a hot topic at the moment. The world is quite literally your oyster.