If you want proof that a T-shirt isn't always just a T-shirt, just look to the elbow-sleeve tee trend that's taking over on fashion-girl Instagram right now. The '80s-inspired piece is putting a cool twist on the classic tee, and I'm here for it. Finished with long sleeves that hit the elbow, padded shoulders for a sculptural shape, and a slightly relaxed fit, this new take on an average tee feels a bit more editorial than the typical top.
You'll find elbow-sleeve tees in the collections of fashion-insider brands like The Attico and The Frankie Shop—a clear sign that they're this season's coolest basic to own. If you need further proof that they're a key buy, just look to the wardrobes of the fashion set, who have been swapping them in for more fitted styles. Ahead, see how fashion people are wearing elbow-sleeve tees and shop the trend.