If I had to pick an item I wear the most in my wardrobe, it would probably be the basic tee. There’s actually nothing basic about it, because these wardrobe essentials can be styled so many ways. A basic t-shirt and jeans is a classic and timeless pairing, but you can also elevate a tee with a blazer and trousers. Even adding some elegant jewels can instantly transform an outfit with a basic tee.
How To Style A Basic Tee
tuck it in
This might seem obvious, but tucking in your basic tee instantly adds polish. Whether it’s jeans, sweatpants, trousers or a skirt, give the look shape and structure with a tucked in t-shirt. For a more oversized tee, you can do a half tuck so it doesn’t get too bulky.
add some statement jewelry
dress it up
keep it simple
Don’t overcomplicate it! A basic tee is a classic that looks great with jeans. Seriously, it’s that easy. You can accessorize with jewelry, add a chic tote bag or throw on sneakers and head out the door.
9 Basic T-Shirt Outfits
neutral and preppy White tee outfit
Is there anything more chic than a classic white t-shirt with a neutral sweater and white jeans? Pair it with loafers or flats in a neutral brown color. I added a belt to break up all the shades of white.
navy tee outfit
slip dress with basic tee outfit
Elevate your basic tee with a gorgeous silk slip dress. You can still keep it casual with sneakers or dress it up with booties or heels.
casual basic t-shirt outfit
navy t-shirt with blazer outfit
A little bit preppy, perfect for the office, pair a basic t-shirt with a classic blazer. I love navy and white together with neutral loafers for a timeless look.
stripe tee casual outfit
stripe tee with jeans outfit
Such a simple combo but it looks so chic. Pair a stripe tee with a pair of straight leg or cropped jeans. For warmer days neutral sandals like Birkenstocks are a great option. This would also look great with loafers or flats.
basic tee with jean jacket and shorts
A classic pairing, layer your tee under a denim jacket. The Bailey denim jacket is a favorite because it has the perfectly broken in feel and it’s a great tailored fit (use code JAKMOM for 25% off). Wear it with linen or cotton shorts.
sweater vest and basic t-shirt with jeans
Sweater vests are having a moment (which I am fully on board with), and a super easy way to wear them is layered over a basic tee. Pair a sweater vest with a long sleeve stripe tee and jeans, or go super simple with a white tee and classic denim.
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