We bet you already have a white T-shirt in your closet, but if not, it's worth the $5 investment. Not only is the basic an off-duty weekend essential, but it can also be worn in some seriously stylish ways. We looked to some cool fashion girls for inspiration on how to wear the white T-shirt. Their outfit pairings revolve around the affordable wardrobe staple but go far beyond the standard jeans-and-tee formula.
Gilda Ambrosio wore hers underneath a silk wrap blouse with a patent skirt—a cool layering trick to elevate a simple T-shirt. And Diletta Bonaiuti paired hers with a bold pair of wide-leg pants—a stealthy trick for keeping the focus on a statement piece. While some of their tees might not be the Hanes version, all you need to spend to get the look is $5.
Keep reading to see five fashion-forward looks that are built around a simple white T-shirt, and shop the pieces you need to re-create each outfit.
Follow Gilda Ambrosio's cool layering trick, and layer a T-shirt under a wrap blouse.
The $5 Hanes shirt is a versatile piece you can wear over and over again.
Layer a T-shirt underneath a luxe silk wrap top.
We love this affordable patent skirt.
Basic pumps get an upgrade with jeweled details.
Wear both ankle straps or just one like Gilda Ambrosio.
Stick to neutral tones, and play with texture by mixing silk, denim, and suede.
Wear a silk bomber jacket over a T-shirt.
Try a new spin on denim with this off-white pair.
We love the lucite heel detail.
Get this affordable croc-embossed bag.
Balance out a simple white tee with a pair of bold, wide-leg pants.
Go for a pair of classic oversize aviators.
These floral pants were inspired by The Beach Boys.
Tie on a waist-cinching braided belt.
Detach the strap to carry the bag as a clutch.
Take a styling tip from Jeanne Damas, and wear your T-shirt with skinny jeans and patent pumps.
Use a necklace as a layering piece.
We love the patent details on the pockets and collar.
Topshop is a great place to find affordable skinny jeans.
Pair these bold patent pumps with a monochrome outfit.
Stick to a simple blazer and skinny jeans with a crossbody bag.
Get this affordable blazer from H&M.
We love the frayed edges of these skinny jeans.
Invest in a classic Chanel quilted bag.