If the goddess of fashion conversation issued a decree and banned us from continuing to abuse the following exclamation, we would be hard pressed to find a better or more applicable utterance. Who among us has not said “it will look good with white t-shirts?” We’ve probably said it a jillion times and a jillion is a lot more than the million times we’ve said “it will look great with jeans.”
Think about it, perfect white t-shirts are worth way more than a designer dress or a black tie shoe because you can wear it all the time, don’t have to worry about spilling anything on it or being uncomfortable in it or even committing a fashion faux pas because white t-shirts are always on the menu, anywhere and everywhere. Now how you choose your shirt and how you wear it; tucked in, out , or a new favorite, the indecisive french tuck is all about you and your personal style. Go ahead and make it your own!
For some, pricier white t-shirts like this cotton ball soft example of perfection might be kookoo for Cocoa Puffs, but not us. We think this Vince Broomstick Ribbed Tee is the trifecta of tees, it is long, the neck is just high enough and the sleeves are elbow length.
On the other side of crazy for white tees is this Hanes x Karla, a classic but thoroughly modern take on the James Dean white T-shirt variety, designed by a big deal Hollywood Stylist, Karla Welch. Loose but not too loose—kind of like us in the sixties.
The vee tee has a special place in white T-shirt heaven. It‘s totally casual but with a soupcon of sexy. Yes, sexy. The Splendid V Neck Slub is well thought out casual. It looks like you are going to paint a house or if loosely tucked into leather pants, it telegraphs “going to paint a Picasso.”
Our hands-down choice for every day of the week, under a blazer, coveralls or on their own, is this one from Everlane. They got the neck just right for peeking out from under a cashmere sweater, too.
And don’t forget a good stain spotter—your white tees new BFF.
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