We’ve all got one: old reliable, everyone’s I-have-nothing-to-wear go-to, the ubiquitous plain white tee. Whether you originally purchased yours with plans of tie-dyeing it or got it in a five-pack on sale at Target, chances are you tend to play it safe when it comes to actually styling it. Believe it or not, though, there are a lot of different ways to make this staple look chic, so if you’re wondering how to wear a plain white t-shirt, we’ve rounded up 101 (yes, 101) ways to do so and be cute AF.
When planning a fire outfit, all you need is a little creativity, some good accessories and a lot of inspiration. And using a white tee as your starting point is ideal, since it’s a piece that’s pretty accessible to almost everyone. Whether your budget is $2 or $2,000, you can find a white t-shirt and dress it up with pretty much anything. From minimalist outfit ideas you can wear any day of the week, to unexpected and unique ways to style a plain white tee for weekend fun, you’re sure to find an inspirational ensemble in this list. Or two, or three. There are a lot of cute options!
You heard it here first, y’all—so long as you have a plain white tee in your wardrobe, “I have nothing to wear” is no longer a valid excuse. Sorry not sorry! Scroll through the below and try on a few new looks, and before you know it, you’ll look like the fashionista I know you are. Prepare for street style photogs to be flagging you down on the reg.
1. Co-ord Skirt + Blazer Set
If, for some reason, you don’t already have a plain white tee, it’s time to buy one. I love this one’s looser fit, flattering V-neck and pocket detail.
2. Black Crop Top + Black Pants + Crossbody Bag
3. Cuffed Mom Jeans + White Kicks +Tan Tote
4. Floral Midi Skirt + Block Heels + Hoop Earrings
5. High-Waisted Black Skinny Jeans + Sunnies
6. Knotted Tee + Pink Slip Skirt + Belt Bag
7. Teal Bodycon Skirt + Clear Bag + Clear Heels
8. All White Everything
9. Tie-Dye Skirt + Black Crossbody + Black Heels
10. Animal Print Skirt + Natural Bag + Headband
The headband trend isn’t going anywhere, and a simple black knotted style will always be in fashion. A white tee and a black accessory are a match made in minimalist heaven!
11. Black & White Pants + Clutch
12. Neutral Mini Dress + Long Cardi
13. Black Leather Pants + Blazer
14. Simple Mini Dress + Chunky Sneakers
15. Slogan White Tee + Candy-Striped Skirt
16. Jeans + Green Bomber Jacket
17. Jeans + Blazer + Bright Accessories
18. Knotted Tee + Floral Skirt + Backpack
19. Distressed Jeans + Sweater Around Waist
20. Pink Co-ord Set
Can we award some bonus points for those cat-eye white sunnies, too? We’re buying some ASAP.
21. White Distressed Jeans + White Hat + Neutral Bag
22. Peplum-Waist Pants + Minimalist Heels
23. Striped Skirt + Knee-High Black Boots + Dark Lipstick
24. Knotted Tee + Yellow Patterned Skirt + Stacked Bracelets
25. Pleated Metallic Skirt + Gold Jewelry
26. Neutral Maxi Skirt + Sunnies + Colorful Sandals
27. Animal Print Skirt + Black Clutch
28. Olive Shorts + Straw Bag
29. Black Lingerie Top + Patterned Kimono
30. Floral Mini Skirt + Red Wedges
31. A-Line Midi Skirt + Heeled Mules + Structured Bag
A neutral mule with a sturdy block heel is a summertime essential, and the Seychelles Commute Mule definitely fits the bill. Plus, it also comes in black and a neutral woven option.
32. Rainbow Striped Skirt
33. Beaded Mini Skirt + Colorful Clutch
34. Black Flowy Pants + Red Lipstick
35. Black Slip Dress + Denim Jacket
36. Red Floral Maxi Skirt + Denim Jacket
37. Leggings + Plaid Shirt + Crossbody Bag
38. Wide-Leg Black Pants + Red Heels
39. Menswear Trousers + Linen Blazer
40. Simple Black Pants + Red Cardigan + Converse
This is a pro tip for any summer look, not just one worn with a plain white tee: Classic low-rise white Converse kicks make any outfit better. It’s a fact!
41. Cream Straight-Leg Denim + Black Shoes + Headband
42. Ruched Satin Midi Skirt + Gold Statement Earrings
43. Pinafore Skirt + Cute Wedges
44. Black Denim Mini Skirt + Rounded Sunnies
45. Bike Shorts + Leather Jacket
46. Strapless Dress + Neutral Hat
47. Linen Pants + Lightweight Blazer + Boots
48. Hot Pink Maxi Skirt + Statement Necklace
49. Curvy Dark Wash Denim + Mini Bag
50. Belted as a Dress
51. Tan Skirt + Beachy Hat
A cute straw hat gives any summer outfit a more laid-back, beachy vibe. Plus, it keeps your cute face safe from the sun’s harmful rays. A fashionable win-win!
52. Olive Skirt + Leopard Neck Scarf
53. Leather Mini Skirt + Wayfarer Sunnies
54. Animal Print Midi Skirt + Simple Gold Necklace
55. Green Striped Pants + Straw Hat + Fanny Pack on Shoulder
56. Denim Shorts + Olive Vest + Pendant Necklace
57. Striped Pants + Gladiator Sandals
58. Varsity Bomber Jacket + Skinny Jeans
59. Checkered Sneakers + Striped Mini Skirt
60. Denim On Denim
An oversized denim jacket that’s a shade darker than your jeans is so cool-girl chic. Bonus points for a little distressing for a truly lived-in look.
61. Maximalist Floral Skirt + Strappy Sandals
62. Neon Skirt + Statement Pearl Earrings
63. Floral Skirt + Bucket Bag + White Sunnies
64. Tapered Brown Pants + White Kitten Heels
65. Navy Blazer + Light Wash Denim + Booties
66. Long Kimono Jacket + Bold Heels
67. Cropped Fit + Baggy Tan Overalls
68. Hi-Low Dress + Skinny Jeans
69. Striped Pants + Chunky Turban + Gold Jewelry
70. Animal Print Shorts + Striped Bag
71. Jeans + Oversized Bag + Newsboy Cap
Are newsboy caps back in style? We’re all in favor. Mask a bad hair day with a low messy bun and this simple hat on top. Instantly chic.
72. Light-Wash Jeans + Neon Handbag
73. Oversized Fit + Cuffed Jeans + Scarf Belt
74. White Eyelet Skirt + Reflective Sunnies
75. White Blazer + Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
76. Long Black Vest + Skinny Jeans + Loafers
77. Knotted Tee + Leopard Bike Shorts
78. Striped Paperbag Waist Shorts
79. Short-Sleeved Cardigan + Slip-On Sneakers
80. Bright Polka Dot Skirt + Crossbody Bag
BTW, if you’re interested in a new neutral crossbody bag with a little extra flair, we can’t stop thinking about Madewell’s Micro Sydney Bag in Animal Spotted Calf Hair. Swoon.
81. High-Waisted Olive Pants + Minimalist Sandals
82. Black Blazer + Black Pants + Brown Shoes
83. Ripped Jeans + Long Cardi + Pendant Necklace
84. Red Wide-Leg Pants + Silver Hoops
85.Barbie Pink Leather Moto Skirt
86. Striped Blazer + Denim Shorts + Co-ordinating Accessories
87. Light-Wash Jeans + Gold Bracelets
88. Trench Dress + Bucket Hat + Dad Sneakers
89. Loose Jeans + Boyfriend Jacket
90. Colorful Suit + Chunky Sneakers + Crossbody Bag
While I’m a fan of chunky dad sneaks, there are a ton of white sneaker options to consider when styling a plain white tee. The Saucony Kinvara 11s are some of my faves, thanks to a tiny metallic pop and tons of texture.
91. White Wide-Leg Cropped Jeans + Chunky Sandals + Bold Bag
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92. Animal Print Mini Dress
93. Tearaway Joggers + Oversized Sunnies + Luxe Crossbody
94. Baseball Cap + Shirt Tied Around Waist
95. Green Moto Jacket + Animal Print Booties
96. Longline Plaid Coat + Black Chain Loafers
96. Camel Suit + Matching Bag + Strappy Sandals
98. Crop Top + Distressed Jeans
99. Shredded Overalls + Crossbody Bag
100. Red Animal Print Mini Skirt + Sunnies
101. Black Skinny Jeans + Gray Denim Jacket
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