As silly as it is to admit, T-shirts are quite important. Aside from maybe Queen Elizabeth, practically everyone on the planet wears them on a regular basis. Fashion girls especially are constantly coming up with genius new ways to wear tees, and are pros at making them look cool and elevated. We're confident that if you have the right types on hand, you can get away with wearing them anywhere, from date night to the office and everywhere in between.
In an effort to help you create the most well-rounded T-shirt collection, we tasked ourselves with narrowing it down to 5 essential types that every woman should have on hand. All of these T-shirt styles are available from a slew of different brands, but we chose the exact ones that we're currently partial to, some of them steals and some splurges. Intrigued? Keep scrolling to find out why every fashion girl needs each type, and shop our picks!
Perfect for layering under a dress, camisole, or jacket, and perfect for tucking into jeans, trousers, or skirts, slim crewnecks are a classic that's great to have in hand in a variety of neutral colors.
There's a reason why graphic tees never seem to go out of style, decade after decade—they add a dose of fun and interest to a variety of looks, from a pair of cut-offs and white sneakers to a two-piece suit. There's a reason why the most stylish models among us wear them on a regular basis. They're just plain cool.
The most alluring of tees, V-necks are a great option for date night, as they flash a bit of décolletage. For that reason, it's best to avoid this style for the office, unless you're layering it over a slim turtleneck. V-necks look great in both fitted and relaxed cuts, so stock up on both!
A striped T-shirt is as essential, and as versatile, as a white T-shirt. Most fashion girls would agree that having a variety of striped tee options in your closet, including cropped, long and short sleeve, and oversized and fitted, will make getting dressed easier. Plus, it's the easiest way to channel the coveted style of a chic Parisian woman.
You're probably thinking that's not flattering right about now, but hear us out. A cropped, boxy tee is the perfect option for pairing with high-waisted jeans, trousers, shorts, and skirts. In fact, it's the least sloppy option as it exposes your waistline, making it more flattering than you'd initially think.