I love a good basic that can be dressed up or down for any occasion, which explains my expansive collection of white T-shirts. (I own seven if you were curious.) They’re universally flattering, timeless and work as a great base for trendy separates. Because I turn to them so often, I wasn’t entirely surprised when a friend asked if I actually wore one every single day. The answer was no, but suddenly I found myself feeling challenged. Here, I chronicle five days of wearing simple white tees to work. Score my tips on how to elevate the casual staple and transport it to fashion-girl territory.
After a fun-filled weekend in the sun, I'm in denial that summer has ended so I opt for a playful, lighthearted ensemble and hold on for dear life. Here, I layer my trusty white tee underneath denim overalls. Vibrant mules add a bright pop and brow-bar sunglasses complete the off-duty look.
I have a few previews and meetings today, which means I have to look polished. A black blazer is another staple I can always count on when I want to appear professional. Tees are ideal to style with the topper to avoid looking stuffy. Stark white pumps and an embellished shoulder bag keep the outfit fresh and trendy.
Sporting a T-shirt under a dress is perfect when you require more coverage for the office. A pink velvet slip is ultra-feminine and looks unexpectedly cool with white sneakers.
I love this outfit because it combines my favorite fall trends—midi skirt and slouchy boots. These sateen over-the-knee numbers are tempered for the office by the skirt's modest length and classic stripes. I accessorize with a structured leather tote and tortoise frames for a sleek result.
I want an edgier look as I'm meeting friends when the clock strikes six. I dress up the tee with satin wide-leg trousers that read more luxe than black jeans. A moto jacket is a must for nighttime and a studded bag complements the downtown vibe.