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20 Stylish Ways to Wear a Black T-Shirt

It's an underrated closet staple, in our opinion.
20 Stylish Ways to Wear a Black T-Shirt
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It's an underrated closet staple, in our opinion.

Of course, you own a white T-shirt. You might even have a hundred identical ones hangin' out in your wardrobe as we speak. While it's undoubtedly a fashion necessity and unrivaled in effectively dressing down pretty much anything from a fully beaded evening frock to a pair of mint condition vintage Levi's, why not consider its darker sister? Presenting the black tee, possibly one of the most underrated closet staples on the planet. It's versatile, speaks subtle rocker slash biker slash punk chick cool, and looks great in whatever weather (clever layering is a must). Here, check out 20 up-to-date ways these stylish stars are wearing theirs!

Gotta love that Sarah Lahbati knows it goes both ways. This first OOTD is dainty a la Parisienne, teamed with a flimsy floral slip skirt, cute feathered bag, and Chanel cap-toed slingback pumps...

...while the second oozes serious attitude via a dangerously short hemline, thigh-grazing boots, and leather, leather, leather. A flawless, scarlet red lip seals the deal.


How to style a souvenir 101 by Liz Uy! Her Florence fresh tee, which, if not for the Emilio Pucci brand tag, we would imagine was bought off a charming street stall somewhere in the beautiful Italian city's bountiful flea markets, pairs great with utilitarian pieces like a trench coat and olive green cargo pants. Don't forget the sculptural Jacquemus heels we won't ever stop coveting, not even for a second.

If you ain't quite ready to commit to the trendy bike shorts life, try and sample a legging first. Beyond comfy! Throw on that Balenciaga logo number and squeeze into some stretchy sock boots for good show, then cinch it all up with a handy denim jacket 'round the waist. It's a great, textured, and often underestimated alternative to a belt.

Now for a comfy travel 'fit care of Julia Barretto: wide-cuffed, distressed jeans, a torso-slung bum bag, and a rodeo inspired buckle do the trick just fine.


Laureen Uy's ultra oversized Gucci T-shirt scores serious extra cred with the addition of those very interesting fishnet socks tucked into her classic chunky Skechers D-Lites. The bigger, the better...that is, if you're gunning to wear it alone as a minidress. Flaunt your stems.

On the other end of the spectrum, here's how she's paring down an auburn-hued full suit! We appreciate that hint of tie-dye detail on the sleeves. So current. Pile on the boho accoutrements to make lounging in a field of flowers appear extra normal. No biggie, it's only a day in her life.

This outfit by Renee de Guzman reminds us so much of Beret Girl (yep, that's legit how she's officially credited) from the animated Disney flick An Extremely Goofy Movie, and we're absolutely nowhere near complaining. One of the chicest, sleekest cartoon characters ever, to be sureiconic spoken word poetry included. "Life is like a lime..."


Ida Anduyan offers an ode to the original '90s skater kids in a leather bum bag, baggy cargos, and monochrome checked slip-on Vans. Now all that's missing in this shot is an actual longboard and perhaps an old school boombox hauled onto one shoulder. 

Track pants and zebra print high top kicks keep jetsetting songstress Jess Connelly comfortably cool on tour. Isn't she the absolute master of backstage nonchalance? We're huge fans and total groupies.

She's certainly not averse to a sparkling touch of vintage glam, though! Heap delicate, gleaming gold jewelry (coins, medallions, and religious icons are a thing right now) against a stark, plain noir backdrop for the most stunning effect. Bling bling.

In case you haven't heard, fashion may or may not soon be experiencing the low-rise jean's renaissance, and Anne Curtis is already ahead of the curve. While the early aughts' version was bootcut or peg-legged, Anne's wide, floor-sweeping denims are kind of getting us excited for the hip-hugger's dreaded impending comeback. Kind of. Now if only we could cop her enviable midriff just as easily.


Consider belting over your top the way Nadine Lustre does! A tuck-in is always dependable, but this here's a refreshing take. Top of the list on why a size XXXL is always good to have around. The possibilities are endless.

Or, simply throw it over your bikini bottoms as a sort of carefree, super easy beachside cover up. No sarongs or muumuus or tunics needed here. Works for us!

Mari Jasmine's tasteful, elegant proposition is to opt for a pair of crisp white trousers. You for real can't go wrong with an understated 'fit that's yours to take from casual Friday to Saturday morning grocery run to a posh midweek dinner out.

Did someone say opulence? It might be Jinkee Pacquiao's fave keyword, by the looks of things. A glittering, bejeweled Gucci logo shirt turns a decadent playing card-splashed midi and monogrammed loafers combo fit for any self-respecting queen of hearts. We're calling a royal flush!


This time around sees Jinkee winding down in breezy, sole-grazing stripes. She's dressed to the nines 24/7, but she sure knows how to kick back in relative, ladylike ease.

Chi Gibbs spins her Nike running gear sweet and femme with a punchy dash of vibrant lime green satin. That slip skirt is oh so current! Also, we like the idea that simply changing into athletic shorts will turn her instantly gym-ready. A tip for saving suitcase space when traveling, perhaps? You're officially out of excuses for not working out even on a trip abroad.

The trusty skinny jean might feel a tad outdated to you, but not if you style it like Jeline Catt does! A fun '80s band tee and clunky, colorful sneaks are the solution. Sci-fi lab goggles add Star Trek chic into the mix. Beam us up, quick.

What did we say about legendary superstars of yore? The late, great David Bowie and a corset-esque lace-up mini seem to make an interesting duo.