Confession: I'm an Outfit Repeater—I'll Never Give Up This Simple Combo


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I'll admit it: My personal style can be a bit chaotic at times. I've always enjoyed testing out every trend under the sun, so my daily outfits tend to run the gamut. If I were to document each one, they'd be an amuse-bouche of trending aesthetics—minimalistic tailoring one day and slinky cutouts the next. But no matter how many different styles I rotate through, there's one simple outfit formula I always come back to in a pinch: a T-shirt and jeans. I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's my uniform per se, but it is the outfit I wear without fail when I am zapped of inspiration, am running late, or simply can't be bothered.

I used to beat myself up about leaning on the simple formula too much instead of putting my styling skills to use for something more involved. But honestly, I've come to realize that there's a lot of value in relying on what works. If it's not broken, don't fix it, right? In the interest of validating my own sartorial habits, I went ahead and sourced nine cool T-shirt-and-jeans outfit ideas. I'll be taking notes from these fashion people on how to turn something as simple as denim and cotton into a bona fide 'fit, and if you want to do the same, then I suggest you keep reading.

Long Coat + Crew-Neck Tee + Dark Jeans + Heels


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Make a simple white tee and jeans feel downright elegant when you style them with an ankle-length coat and slingback heels. Selecting denim in a darker wash with a tailored fit will ensure the overall look feels elevated.

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Graphic Tee + Slim-Fit Jeans + Tall Boots + Shoulder Bag


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Casual and easy but still cool—that's what this combo accomplishes. Jeans that are tucked into boots automatically give any T-shirt a fashion-person spin.

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Blazer + Baby Tee + High-Waisted Jeans + Baseball Hat


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Jeans and a tee make for a great base to showcase your best accessories. Baseball hats are having a moment, and teaming one with a blazer feels like the perfect amount of preppy—well, 2022's preppy, that is.

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T-Shirt + Collared Sweater + Relaxed Jeans + Loafers


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Want to put a trendy spin on the combo? Layer a collared sweater over your crew-neck tee. It's a subtle layering detail that makes an impact. Relaxed jeans and loafers tie it all together.

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Leather Jacket + Striped Tee + Light-Wash Jeans + Ankle Boots


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A striped tee may be a French fashion cliché, but our Parisian friends are co-opting the staple in a fresh way. Take this look, for example, that styles one with a boxy leather jacket and straight-leg jeans. It's classic and cool.

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Cardigan + Plain Tee + Wide-Leg Jeans + Sneakers


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I keep seeing fashion people wearing their cardigans as jackets, and I'm now inspired to do the same by wearing one open atop a slim-fitting tee. As for the denim, a wide-leg silhouette looks excellent with a cropped cardigan.

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Boxy Tee + Straight-Leg Jeans + Strappy Sandals


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Here's your cue to screenshot this one and save it for warmer weather. Monochrome dressing is such an easy way to make jeans and a tee look put-together. I also love the idea of rolling up the sleeves of a boxy T-shirt to add some shape.

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Blazer Coat + Long-Sleeve Tee + Vintage-Inspired Jeans + Classic Sneakers


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Once again, never underestimate the power of a great jacket or coat to bring the whole look together. Here, a structured coat does the heavy lifting for an otherwise dressed-down ensemble. 

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White Shirt + Tee + Classic Denim + Simple Jewelry


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If you're into the classic look, then you'll appreciate this last iteration that involves wearing a button-down shirt over your T-shirt à la The Row.

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Up next, shop all the runway-inspired luxe staples that are flooding H&M right now.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.