I can’t talk enough about how important it is to have the perfect black, white and grey T-shirt sitting front and centre of your wardrobe. They’re the foundations for effortless French-girl style and take your wardrobe from ‘kinda works’ to ‘I can get dressed in three-seconds flat, no matter what’. The beauty of finding the perfect tee—‘perfect’ meaning, just the right amount of slouch and cotton that gets better with age—means you can easily finish off any outfit with little thought.
Rather than do a round-up of lots of different T-shirts, I did some groundwork and actually went on a mission to track down the best in each colour. So you only have one option. Easy. And trust me, it’s the best one out there, so stop looking.
Keep scrolling to finally end your search for that elusive perfect tee (and shop some pieces to wear them with).
Why this one? I loved the longer length—I tucked it into skirts and wore it un-tucked over leather pants. The length made my leathers feel more 'dressed up'. My black tees normally fade after a few washes, but this one still scrubs up jet-black after about ten washes. Another bonus? It's made with cashmere so it's breathable for every season.
Have you ever seen a more perfect T-shirt shape? This one ticks ALL the boxes. A little bit man-style, round neck, mid-sleeves (it's actually harder than it sounds, describing why this one is just right. But it is) and organic cotton. I've been wearing this to work under blazers and on weekends with denim. I feel just like Rachel in Friends (which is probably why I love it so much).
To be honest, I'm surprised this one made the cut. I didn't think the slightly wide-neck and baggy style would cut the mustard, but I was SO pleasantly surprised. The second I slipped it on, it felt like a second skin and like I'd already lived a past life in it. The cotton was beyond soft, and it draped elegantly over jeans, culottes and a-line skirts. SOLD.
Have you been lucky enough to find the perfect tee? Share your story in the comments below.