Jeans and a tee might be the most underrated outfit to ever exist. Editors and stylists are always calling these items the building blocks of any closet. There are so many directions to go with the simple pairing. From piling on fun jewelry and throwing on a pair of heels to dressing it down with clean sneakers and an oversize blazer—this easy outfit combo is timeless, versatile, and belongs in everybody’s closet.
The reality is, most of us don’t have the ability to constantly add new items to our closets. We hold on to things that serve us well—like great fitting denim and a relaxed comfortable tee. The beauty of this shopping roundup is that you can give your old favorites a refresh to make you feel like you’re wearing something entirely new. It’s an effortless-chic way to get dressed in the morning that takes seconds to throw on. Scroll and shop ahead for seven jeans and a tee outfit ideas that will upgrade your closet's best basics.
Throw on a Blazer
Easy, and comfortable yet totally refined—top your tee with an oversize blazer for a dose of instant polish. It’s a great Monday morning, running-out-the-door outfit save. Try it with Bermuda shorts and a slim boyfriend tee for the weekend version.
Give Your Tee A Full Tuck
Pro tip: A T-shirt bodysuit is the hassle-free, last-all-day tuck you never knew you needed. While the French tuck is always in style, the all-around version is a solid option that defines your waistline is a casual, comfortable way.
Try New, Unexpected Denim
If jeans and a tee is your everyday go-to uniform, try out a new form of denim—like a midi skirt or a jumpsuit. It might just make your favorite jeans a bit jealous.
Go for Clean, Modern Denim
Do not underestimate the power of great denim. When you find jeans that hug you well, we say invest. We always love a mid-rise medium-wash straight-leg crop. They are simple, timeless, and can be worn with just about anything.
Crop Your Tee
This style trick adds a dose of personality to your basic jeans and tee. Size up with a baggy tee if you plan to crop and knot. Or opt for the already cropped baby tee for a '70s flair.
Go Overboard With Accessories
My favorite take on this basic outfit combo is to over-accessorize. Why not throw on a silky neck scarf, statement sunnies, a chain belt, and shoes that pop? It’s an easy fashion-girl outfit that is just waiting to be Instagrammed.