This Cheap Basic Is Spring's Outfit Hero—I'll Explain With These 5 Looks

There are certain staples that live up to the whole wardrobe-essential idea based on their versatility and classic nature. The basic white T-shirt is one of those pieces. In reality, we probably don’t even need to sit here and explain to you just why a white tee is worth adding into your rotation, but to sum it up: The piece truly acts as an always-in-style foundation to a range of looks. As of late, celebrities, in particular, have been embracing the white tee look as a staple in their coolest ensembles, proving that the often cheap basic (that favorite Hanes style rings in at just $6) is more or less a spring outfit hero at this point.

We scrolled through a smattering of street style imagery to show you the chicest A-lister spring outfits featuring that tried-and-true white tee (whether it’s a standard crew, tank, or V-neck iteration). Keep reading to uncover how celebs like Hailey Bieber and Kaia Gerber are wearing their T-shirts now. Plus, you can shop the inspired outfit if you’re ready to give one a whirl.

Hailey Bieber wearing a white T-shirt and jeans outfit

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On Hailey Bieber: Staud jacket; Brandy Melville jeans; Bottega Veneta bag; Nike Air Force 1 '07 Sneakers ($90)

Into the cropped-tee vibe? Try one with a bold trench coat (one of spring’s top trends) teamed with straight-leg jeans and white sneakers.

Kaia Gerber wearing a white T-shirt and jeans outfit

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On Kaia Gerber: Reformation Dylan Belted Organic Denim Jacket ($168) and High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($148); By Far Sofia Leather Ankle Boots ($562)

The Canadian-tuxedo look is still holding strong as a laid-back yet forward silhouette to test out with a white T-shirt this spring.

Yara Shahidi wearing a white T-shirt and jeans outfit

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On Yara Shahidi: Adidas Sleek Leather Sneakers

This is one outfit formula that just always works: a classic crew-neck tee, slouchy blazer, straight-leg jeans, and sneakers.

Kendall Jenner wearing a white T-shirt and jeans outfit

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On Kendall Jenner: Danielle Guizio blazer; Prada bag; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($60)

A leather blazer with a white tee is inherently cool. While a skirt or jeans would work with this look, the black trousers bring an extra element of sophistication—yes, even with the Chuck Taylors.

Emily Ratajkowski wearing a white T-shirt outfit

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On Emily Ratajkowski: Veja Esplar Low Sneakers ($120); Versace sunglasses

Break up a monochromatic trench and trousers ensemble with a V-neck cropped tee for a chill-yet-chic feel.