Confession time: this is the first time in my adult life that I’ve owned a plain white tee – and every time I say “plain white tee” I think of the band, the Plain White T’s. Okay, so now that I’ve released that information to you (and promptly gotten “Hey There, Delilah” stuck in my head), let’s move on. I’m so happy to have discovered the power of the plain white tee. Not only is it ridiculously comfortable, but it’s flattering and ridiculously versatile. I know that no matter the events of the day, I can reach for this top and piece together a killer outfit – no extra effort required.
I found this somewhat slouchy-fitting v-neck at H&M. In the store it was priced at $12. Online it’s only $6. I’m wearing an XS and it’s still a bit of a boyfriend fit, so you may want to size down. I paired it with these black, cuffed-hem shorts, also from H&M for a crazy casual outfit. While on their own these basics might not look like anything special, add the right accessories and you’ve got a totally luxe look on your hands!
Let’s talk shoes first. Wearing heels with shorts is almost always a good idea. It creates the illusion of longer, leaner legs. If your tee is white, and your bottoms are either blue or black denim, don’t be afraid to play with colored shoes. I snagged these blush block heels from AMI Clubwear for only $27! Next, let’s bag it up. I love designer bags, but they don’t love my wallet, so I tend to snatch up dupes like there’s no tomorrow. This Chloé Faye look-alike purse from Closet Access is incredible quality and too pretty to pass up at only $98 (in comparison to the designer original at over $1,900). Last but not least, sunnies – possibly my favorite part of any outfit. I chose a reflective-lens pair that matched my shoes in the prettiest blush color. This style is no longer available online (pouty face) but, you can purchase a similar pair from Edge I-Wear!
With just these few additions, I took my plain white tee from boooring to BAM! all for under $170. This is a look I will reach for over and over again because it takes little-to-no thought at all, and it looks totally glam! How do you dress up your white tees?
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