My Favorite Basic Tees

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By Jess
5 Apr 2022
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This question comes up a lot and it popped up several times over the weekend on IG…What are your favorite basic tees? They’re such an easy wardrobe staple to throw on and go. Style them with jeans, trousers, layer under a sweater or blazer. I love a classic tee and jeans with sneakers or sandals. Simple and chic, but most importantly, comfortable. As the weather warms up I’m reaching for tees whether I’m getting dressed for work or headed out for a walk. Here are a few of my favorite basic tees to style all spring and summer.

Above outfit details: Sézane Conrad Tee, Meridame style breton, Franca Birkenstocks, Relaxed denim shorts

My Favorite Basic Tees

Sézane Conrad Tee

I still have the conrad tee I bought several years ago when the style came out and it just gets better with every wash. The conrad tee is made with 100% organic cotton in a loose but not baggy fit. It’s soft and stretchy with a crew neckline AND one of my favorite parts, it comes with free embroidery up to 10 characters. I had one embroidered with “marin.” There are lots of pretty colors to choose from whether you want something bright, vintage looking or classic. I’ve sized down and gone with my regular size in this tee. It’s very slightly oversized.

Ayr french fry tee

The French Fry is a long sleeve stripe tee that you’ll never want to take off. It’s a super soft 100% pima cotton made in a Fair Trade certified factory. It has a loose fit (go with your true size) and a crew neck with slightly drop shoulder sleeve. Tuck it in for a chic Parisian look. If you buy two or more of any AYR tees you get 20% off!

ABLE Maria Boxy Tee

This boxy tee is made in a super soft organic cotton and is available is XXS-3X. It’s a slightly boxy, cropped style which makes it really cute with mid-rise or high-rise pants. It’s not too cropped so you can still tuck it in if you prefer. The fabric is thick which makes it a nice tee to dress up with a classic blazer or wear it casual with jeans and sneakers. It comes in white and a black and white stripe. I went one size down. Use code JAK15 for 15% off.

Amour Vert Itana Dream Rib Tee

Looking for a fitted style? This ribbed tee from Amour Vert is so unbelievably soft, made in a lightweight ribbed fabric with a scoop neck. A great tee to dress up and layer under a blazer.

saint james original breton shirt heavyweight cotton

If you’re looking for a heavier cotton stripe tee the Saint James breton is an instant classic. I have this shirt in a size large for a comfy, oversized look. It’s one of my favorites for nights at the beach over a bathing suit and looks great paired with biker shorts or jeans.

Faherty sunwashed crew tee

If you’re looking for that vintage tee look, check out Faherty’s sunwashed crew tee. Inspired by vintage t-shirts it’s made in 100% organic cotton with perfect barely there fading for a lived in look. It’s a relaxed silhouette and couldn’t be more comfy.

Basic Tees

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  1. Gabi wrote:

    A good basic tee is the ULTIMATE. Jess – do you mind sharing more about the sandals you’re wearing in the top pick and if you’d recommend them? I’ve been looking for a good sandal for a while and these immediately caught my eye. Thanks! x

    4.8.22 | Reply
  2. Jessica wrote:

    Thanks for the recs! Any suggestions for a good v-neck T-shirt?

    4.8.22 | Reply

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