10 Basic T-Shirts That Are Selling Like Mad (Plus How to Wear Them)

If you were to look up the word "basic," we're pretty sure a white T-shirt lies somewhere within the definition. There are few clothing items as reliable, versatile, essential, and affordable as a plain white tee. But since finding the right white tee can prove to be a time suck of sifting through online reviews or trial and error, we're rounding up the 10 basic white shirts that are currently selling like hot cakes. Trust this list.

And because we want you to get the most bang for your buck, or in this case bang for your five bucks, we're throwing in a few creative outfit ideas for how to style your wardrobe's new BFF. Its ability to blend in well with almost any outfit is a rare feat, one fashion girls take advantage of at every turn. Scroll ahead for 10 perfect tees and 10 fresh ways to wear them.

Take the white T-shirt back to its roots and choose to wear it like an undershirt. Here, it's tucked under a bright short suit, dressing down an otherwise business casual look into a vacation-friendly set. 

With a shirt this cheap, feel free to buy one to keep and a second to take a pair of scissors to. You can easily DIY it into a cropped tee that pairs well with high waisted trousers.

When you're not ready to veer too far off from the tee and jeans duo, this is a good starting point. Switch out your everyday denim for a pair of white jeans. To keep this outfit from looking too monochromatic, top it off with similar touches like a printed blazer and a pair of colored heels. 

Never underestimate the power of styling. Simply adding a corset atop a white tee makes for a unique look achieved with minimal effort. 

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If we could "ship" clothing combos, a white T-shirt with a pair of high-waisted khaki trousers would be at the top of our .list.

Don't want to take scissors to your tee? Good news, we have an alternative for you. You can still achieve a laid-back, cropped look by knotting your tee. We suggest Charlotte's approach that knots the shirt front and center. 

The next time you're struggling with what to wear with a printed suit set, looking no further than your T-shirt drawer.

Surprise, you can definitely dress up a T-shirt and some joggers. Your lazy college uniform was definitely onto something, it just needed a little sartorial lift. 

When you're looking to keep a statement piece front and center, styling it with nothing more than a simple T-shirt is the way to go.

You can dress up a white tee just as easily as you can dress it down. Here, this tee looks just as home beside a silk miniskirt and some heels.

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