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10 Great Ways to Style a White T-Shirt (That You’d Actually Dare to Try)

Don’t have time to fuss over fashion? Why over-complicate your wardrobe with hard-to-match items? Here are 10 great ways to dress up a white t-shirt.

Is there anything more classic than a white tee?

Simple, clean, EASY. It literally goes with everything, and never feels overdone. You can dress it up, dress it down, wear it alone or layered. It really is the perfect wardrobe staple.

So why is it so often forgotten?

Have you ever noticed just how often we stuff our closets with hard-to-match items? We keep clothes that don’t fit and don’t flatter, simply because we can’t bring ourselves to let them go. In this era of cheap, fast fashion, it’s easy to accumulate a lot (and I mean a LOT) of clothes. Go to any discount clothing store and chances are you can walk out with multiple bags for under a hundred dollars. Unfortunately, much of this clothing is cheap and poorly made, while trendy items that might seem cute this season end up in the “goes with nothing” pile in a few months, and then we’re left standing in front of the closet for 20 minutes trying to find something to wear.

Several years ago, when I first pared my wardrobe down to my just 40 hangers in my closet, it was a shock to discover how much more I had to choose from once I only included the items I really loved. Suddenly instead of having nothing to wear, the possibilities seemed endless!

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These days, I’m incredibly selective with my clothing purchases, opting usually only to invest in classic pieces that I really truly love. Each item is precious, because when a new piece goes into my closet, I know something else must come out. Then, to keep temptation at bay AND keep things fresh, I often turn to Rent the Runway. It’s amazing!

10 Ways to Style a White T-Shirt

But this simplified approach to my wardrobe has made me an even bigger fan of the classic white t-shirt. It really can go with nearly anything, and there are so many great, easy ways to style it.

Here are a few of my favorites

1. Pair It with a Skirt

The quickest, easiest way to dress up something simple is to pair it with something dressy, like a skirt. A beautiful bright floral pattern in an a-line, a classic black pencil, or a long maxi skirt all look great with a white tee. Given the right skirt and a tee in silk or rayon, you might even get away with taking your white tee to a fancy event. For your kids, try pairing a DIY tulle skirt with a simple white tee for an adorable outfit that looks AMAZING in photos!

Even a tee paring cotton with a bit of stretch like spandex or a fine gauge knit can elevate the average white t-shirt to something special and “skirt worthy.” Look for little details: a pretty edge, piping along the collar, or a nicer flowy fabric to take a tee to the next level. Loose comfortable v-neck t-shirts can look great with fitted pencil skirts and a pretty peak of a camisole underneath. It’s about playing up the comfortable tee in contrast with the dressy skirt.

2. Throw on a Patterned Blazer

Have to run out somewhere and need to look polished? The easiest solution is to throw on a great blazer or jacket. Even if you’re wearing jeans, a blazer or cardigan and some comfy dress flats can instantly make a white t-shirt look meeting-ready.

Patterned blazers can sometimes be hard to style in a way that doesn’t make them look overdone. But a simple white tee is the perfect, classic base for your outfit. The combination is unstoppable and appropriate for nearly any occasion.

3. Wear It Under a Dress or Jumpsuit

Do you have a cute jumpsuit with a neckline that’s a little too deep? Or maybe a slip dress you’d love to wear, but you feel like it’s just a little too revealing? Pair a classic fitted white tee underneath your dress to add polish, make it a little more modest, or take an outfit from “beach” to “dinner.”

Almost any sleeveless dress looks great as a jumper over the top of a classic tee. The trick is to find a tee fitted enough to lie flat under the dress and avoid extra bulk or bunching. Look for shell styles or t-shirts with a rayon-spandex blend in a size down.

4. Go Classic with Wide Leg Dress Pants + White Trainers

A white t-shirt in the boardroom? You betcha! Pairing a classic fitted white tee with wide-leg trousers and a pair of bright-white trainers definitely throws off an “I’m confident, stylish, AND smart, so don’t try to mess with me” kind-of vibe. It’s still formal enough to be taken seriously, but casual enough to not make you look like you’re trying too hard.

Of course other kinds of dress pants can work well with white t-shirts as well. Flowy, loose tees tend look better with fitted bottoms. A classic cigarette pant or ankle-length skinny pants can be very chic with an easy-fitting tee. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn by pairing fitted and cropped bottoms with flats and a boat neck tee for a great summer-to-fall look.

5. Step Up Your Comfort Wear with “Leather” Leggings & a Camo Vest

Who says your lounge wear has to look like you’ve given up? This combo is one of my favorite looks for traveling, especially on long flights! It’s comfy enough to feel like I’m relaxing, but still polished enough to look put together. I’m an especially big fan of the Spanx brand faux leather leggings, which come in both plain and “moto” styles. And if you don’t think you can pull off the camo vest, try pairing this combo with a comfy, casual jersey “blazer” instead.

For shoes, try cute trainers with just a little bit of flair, or level up with a simple pair of ballet flats.

6. Get Daring with Satin Sweat Pants

One of the biggest benefit for me of using a service like Rent the Runway to “borrow” clothes as I need them, is that it allows me to take a few more risks with my clothes, and to add in pieces that I would never normally dare to try.

Case in point? These gorgeous high-waist designer satin sweat pants from Halston Heritage. For a more affordable version, grab this very similar pair of adorable satin sweat pants on Amazon for just $20.

7. Add Statement Jewelry

Another super-simple way to take a tee from ho-hum to ooh la la is to add an eye-catching piece of jewelry. With a crewneck tee, go bold or go home. Use bright beads, chunky necklaces in candy colors, or fun fashion jewelry to really make a statement. Think of a white t-shirt as a blank canvas and add color and shape to really make things pop!

For a v-neck or scoop neck tee, sweet delicate necklaces (like chains, single or layered, or a floating pendant) can look great. Gold and silver both look wonderful with classic white t-shirts—and you can even go classic-on-classic with a diamond (or faux diamond) necklace. Long pendants also add a boho aura to a tee and can make your outfit seem effortlessly stylish.

8. Add Skinny Jeans, Pop-of-Color Shoes, and a Front-Tuck

There’s nothing easier–or more effortlessly chic–than a great pair of skinny jeans paired with a simple white t-shirt and a great pair of really bright pop-of-color shoes. Finish the look with a front tuck, and you are good to go, looking completely pulled together and yet like you didn’t have to try too hard.

In fact, I love this look so much it’s the one I chose for the cover of my book, Do It Scared!

9. Get Comfy-Cozy for Fall in a Cardigan & Boots

I live in Florida, where cool fall days can be hard to come by, but I still love taking advantage of this look every time I travel up north! It’s adding a cozy cardigan (like this one by Theory from Rent the Runway) with jeans and my favorite pair of animal print boots (these ones are by Tory Burch; grab this very similar pair at Amazon for less than $30!), which always add just that little something extra!

10. Add a Designer Scarf (Or Just a Look-Alike)

The number one, super-duper-easy way to dress up a white tee? Add a classic scarf! A great scarf can make a tee seem fresh, interesting and beautiful. Go for pretty colors and dare to try brights and patterns you would otherwise skip over. With scarves, when it comes to texture, color, weave and fabric, the sky is the limit!

Try taking a Pashmina or large wrap over a shoulder and tucking it into a wide belt for a DIY poncho (and plenty of warmth from the office air conditioning).

Create a cowl neck effect by double-looping an infinity scarf around your neck. Use a knit scarf and even arm-warmers to make a white tee seem instantly cozy and fall-ready. Use a pretty broach or vintage pin to hold the ends of a silky scarf together. Or, knot it around your neck for a French look that will pair with your boat neck tee and cropped pants!

A Few Bonus Tips for Making the Most of Your White Tee Style….

Adding a little more style to your wardrobe is actually easier than we think, especially when you start with a plain white tee and build from there. Here are a few more bonus tips for making the most of your style:

Try Different Shapes, Sleeves and Necklines

When we think “white tee,” most of us think of the classic crewneck, short sleeve option, but there are so many more cuts and styles to choose from! Tees come in many different fabrics—silks, rayon, knits, cotton and more. You can find great long sleeve options as well as tank and sleeveless tees. When it comes to necklines, there’s boat, scoop, v-neck, crew and even turtlenecks. And just one quick pass through the top-rated women’s t-shirts on Amazon will show you how cheap and plentiful this versatile little wardrobe staple can be.

Experiment with different shapes and fabrics to find your “classic white tee.” Maybe you love a chest pocket or maybe it makes you cringe. Some women prefer baby doll or ladies cuts and others like a more classic shape. White tees are so versatile, you can really make it stretch through your entire wardrobe, so find something you love and go with it!

Take the Time to Add a Little Flair

Do you ever wonder why women on Pinterest and fashion blogs always have outfits that look so together? It’s simple. They take time to “style” their clothing. This means rolling up sleeves, doing a half-tuck with a baggy shirt (tuck in the front at the waist), or even tying the corner of a shirt on the side.

These little stylist tricks take your outfit from “I threw this on” to polished. Adding a belt, accessorizing or layering can make a huge difference. It makes your look seem more thought out and put together. Experiment with these little low-effort tricks and you’ll be hooked!

Keep It Clean & Shiny

As much as I wish it weren’t true, t-shirts do have a limited lifespan. Even so, with a little TLC, you can get a whole lot more life out of your favorite tees.

First, be sure sure you treat stains before washing and always launder your clothes carefully. The great thing about white t-shirts is they’re actually easier to clean than colors. You can use hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and/or oxy-cleaners to get stains out without fear of bleaching or fading. I find it’s actually easier to have white shirts come out in good shape. Be sure to download our free laundry guide HERE.

There’s also the dreaded “pit stains” which can be an issue with white tees. Treat yellowing underarms with a mixture of a half-cup baking soda, a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, and a tablespoon of salt. Mix together and dab on with a sponge. Let sit for about twenty minutes, then rinse clean. You’ll be pit-free and ready to go!

A classic white tee is a wardrobe staple that’s fun to play around with—and wow does it make for a simpler, less-time-consuming wardrobe! Make it an experiment to see how many different ways you can find to wear your classic white t-shirt. In fact, you just might love it so much you’ll find yourself building your whole look around the simple white tee! Have fun!

The humble white T-shirt doesn’t get enough credit. This classic item of clothing is the definition of a wardrobe staple – it’s comfortable, versatile, usually reasonably priced, and you can wear it all year round.

It seems like most of us are in constant pursuit of the perfect white T-shirt, because so many high street and designer options miss the mark. Looking for an all-rounder to wear? It can’t be too tight, too transparent, too lightweight or too long-line. And it can’t be expensive either, because jersey will slowly fade to grey after enough washes, wear and tear (we suggest you replace your white T-shirt every six months to keep it looking fresh).

Luckily, Autograph’s ‘Drape’ style ticks all the boxes. Cut from a weighty jersey (no peekaboo bras here) in a boxy silhouette, it’s loose enough to hide lumps and bumps but not so oversized that it can’t be layered. It’s flattering, affordable and versatile, so we’ll be adding several to our baskets and keeping them on rotation. After all, once you find the perfect white T-shirt, you should commit to it.

Keep scrolling to see how we’ll be styling this piece on casual weekends, in the office and even to parties.

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When a crisp poplin shirt feels too stiff, the white T-shirt is an ideal alternative. Keep your bottom half smart – think pleated, pencil or A-line midi skirts and wide-leg or cigarette trousers. Finish your look with the perennial workwear must-haves: a trench and black leather accessories.

How to wear a white T-shirt on the weekend

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A white T-shirt is the perfect match for denim, be it your favourite straight-leg jeans or Boden’s grown-up pinafore dress. How to make this look go the distance seasonally? Throw on a long-line cardigan come September.

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A white T-shirt could be your secret weapon to nailing that smart-casual dress code; it can tone down everything from sequins to floaty feminine skirts. Tuck in your top half and polish the look off with an oversized blazer and high heels.

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If you dread flashing flesh in the summer, a simple white T-shirt will balance the exposure. Opt for a pair of shorts with figure-flattering pleats or a paperbag waist and ground the look with flat sandals – heels are best left to long-line silhouettes.

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The only thing more fun than shopping, is shopping while drinking. At a friend’s house. On a random Wednesday. Until 1:00 am. If you follow me on Snapchat, you played witness. If you saw me in the office on Thursday, you played witness to the aftermath. Happy Hump Day, Ya’ll!

Here’s what I learned that night:

  1. LuLaRoe is so much more than just bright blue leggings with red turtles printed on them.
  2. I’m actually kind of into the turtle leggings, when styled right.
  3. This new weekly shopping budget the hubs and I agreed on, isn’t so agreeable anymore.

Somehow I ended up walking away with a little bit of dignity left, 4 really fun pieces, endless styling options, and $25 over budget (the leggings were totally worth it though). Here’s the 1st of a 4 post series modeling my new garb to inspire all you LuLaRoe addicts out there. You know who you are. For everyone else, go to my gal Rauha Herritz’s LuLaRoe FB page to learn more about the brand and find out when her next online pop-up shop is going to be – you’ll want to attend.

Meet the Perfect Tee. You can take this basic bia anywhere and she’ll fit in perfectly – hence the name. Size S for reference; although I probably would have gone with an XS if they had it in this print. That’s the thing about LuLaRoe, they only make so many pieces in a print and then she gone!

Jeans: Hudson Mia Flares

Red Bandana (Deklan asked, “What’s on your neck, Mama? You’re going to choke.” He’s so practical, just like his father.)

Shoes: Steve Madden Leopard Sandals – old but similar here (I like to wear a thick stacked high heel with these jeans in an open or almond toe. They give you legs for days. Big fan of the dramatic flares.)

Arrow Necklace: Stella and Dot

Arm Stack: Michael Kors Bradshaw Watch and similar link bracelet here for only $19.50

Pants: JCrew Teddie Pant in Dusty Pink (lots of fun colors and currently on sale!)

Flats: Banana Republic – old but love these tassle ones or these tassle ones

Earrings: JCrew – old but similar here or here or here

Bracelets: Alex and Ani, JCrew Factory, and an old cuff bracelet. Love this Kate Spade one (part of #NSale!)

Button Up: Gap – old, in a longer pink and white stripe here or in this fun floral here (on sale for $29!)

Jeans: Hudson Nico Mid Rise Skinny

Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith (If you haven’t bought these yet, you are totally missing out!)

The shirt has side slits so I took the two front corners and tied them together in the middle (as shown in the pic with the pink pants). Then I took the corners from the back half of the shirt that were hanging down at my side and tied them in the middle just under where I had tied the other knot. You follow?

Skirt: Express – old but similar here in lots of fun colors. You could also replicate this look with the LulaRoe Cassie Pencil Skirt. All the ones in my size got snagged up at the party or I would have totally bought one.

Shoes: Nordstrom Rack – sold out but similar here (40% off through the 8th!)

Collar Necklace: similar here for $14.99 (have you noticed how much I wear this necklace? It’s perfect when you need just a little something something. It also highlights your collarbone which is one of the sexiest parts of a women’s body. But you already knew that.)

Next up on the blog the Carly styled 6 ways – SIX! Stay tuned, Ladies!

Also, can we talk about my new mom do quick? The last time I chopped it I cried for a month and swore I’d never do it again, but here I am surprsingly digging it! It’s super low maintenance just like yours truly ;).

XO!

The T-shirt.

Every man’s favorite style piece.

It’s simple, like most men, and requires very few decisions when wearing one.

Or does it?

It has been the default item of apparel for most guys.

We buy them in bulk, often from the same brand and don’t think about replacing them until they start falling apart.

This is not the best route to take. Paying careful attention to the style of your t-shirt is just as important as any other part of your wardrobe.

There are some factors that play into this.

Pay attention to these 5 aspects – fit, color, fabric, style, and function.

Here’s how to look amazing in everyone’s favorite piece of clothing, the T-shirt.

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1. Get The FIT Right

Women agree that men are more attractive in a fitted white T-shirt. The shape of your top accentuates the typically masculine silhouette of broad shoulders and narrow waist.

So, no matter how you’re built, a t-shirt can make you look more masculine.However, there is a caveat – it has to fit perfectly and highlight the best attributes of your body without looking like a skin-tight workout top.

Here are some rules for the perfect fitting t-shirt:

  • Shoulders – The seams of the t-shirt should sit perfectly on the edge of your shoulders.
  • Sleeves – Fitted around the arms and not extending to your elbow. If you have big arms, look for slightly shorter sleeves or give the sleeves a couple of folds to show off your guns.
  • Length – Your top should be long enough for it to be tucked into your trousers, but not so long that it bunches at the waist. Ensure that it extends past your hip bone and covers the waistband of your pants. We’ll discuss tucking rules later in this article.
  • Stomach – Your top should conform slightly to the curve of your body. If it is too loose, you won’t see the shape of your body and if it is too tight, every detail of your stomach will be visible. A tapered cut that doesn’t drape your waistline is most flattering.
  • Neck – When you raise your arms, there shouldn’t be a big gap around the neck. It should also not be so tight that you can’t move around easily.

A well-fitting shirt is never restrictive and should allow for comfortable movement. Skin tight tops should only be worn for sport.

2. Choose The Right COLOR

You should own at least a few of the basics – white, black, gray and navy.

  • White – Complements all skin tones. The classic white t-shirt should be part of your wardrobe. Remember to always wash your white clothes together. Don’t mix with other colors.
  • Gray – A mixture of different shades – gray virtually enhances your body shape. Watch out for sweat marks which are easily visible on dark colors.
  • Black – Another versatile color option, black pairs well with most outfit combinations. However, the color tends to fade quickly and can be a little severe during the day.
  • Navy – A better choice than black that is more suitable during the day and great for creating tonal looks when combined with jeans.
  • Other Colors – A t-shirt is probably the easiest way to experiment with colors. Greens, reds, purples, and blues are great for creating a pop of color under a cardigan or worn on their own. Make sure the color of the t-shirt doesn’t clash with your skin tone.

3. Select The Right FABRIC

Quality is not related to the weight of the top. In fact, with t-shirts, the lighter materials tend to cost more.

100% cotton is the preferable choice, especially Egyptian or Pima cotton. They are made from long staple fibers that last longer, look thinner and feel lighter.

Cotton blends are also good options. A moderate amount of elastane (stretch fibers) helps to maintain the shape of your top, whereas cotton-polyester blends come in at a lower price point and offer easy maintenance because they crease less.

The label on the t-shirt gives you an idea of the composition of the fabric used to make the t-shirt. The most common options are:

  • Combed Cotton: A strong, soft and smooth fabric which has been brushed fine to straighten the fibers and remove short strands.
  • Organic Cotton: More expensive than treated cotton, this soft material is derived from cotton grown with minimal pesticides and fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Pima: This is the highest grade cotton with extra long fibers. Resists pilling, stretching, fading, and gets softer with each wear. Supima is the trademarked name for American-grown Pima cotton.
  • Bamboo: T-shirts made from bamboo have a soft sheen and are incredibly soft. They are breathable and slightly on the expensive side.
  • Merino: Probably the most expensive top you will own, a 100% Merion wool T-shirt can be worn wear for an entire week before it starts to smell. The perfect choice for travel.
  • Jersey: Typically made from cotton or a synthetic blend, this stretchy knit fabric is very flexible and comfortable.
  • Polyester: Light and quick-drying, but not breathable. Polyester maintains its shape well and resists wrinkles and shrinking.
  • Rayon: Also called viscose, rayon is a man-made fiber made out of wood pulp. It feels smooth to the touch and wrinkles easily.

4. How To Wear Your T-Shirt In STYLE

The first thing to pay attention to is the collar. You need to match your collars when layering. If you’re wearing a jacket with a collar, your t-shirt needs to feature the same shape.

Should you wear a crew or v-neck?

Crew necks are suitable for men with a small chest or sloped shoulders. They help in creating an illusion of broader shoulders, giving your body more proportion.

V-necks are perfect for shorter gents because they create an illusion of length and height, elongating the neck. They provide balance to men with long necks and narrow faces.

What about a deep V-neck, a scoop neck or a boat neck? My advice is to steer clear of these styles. They tend to be fashion trends that can only be worn tastefully by a select group of men.

Should you tuck in your t-shirt?

In general, no. If you are wearing it as part of a uniform, then tuck it into your trousers.

However, depending on the culture you are surrounded by and the shape of the t-shirt and the rest of your outfit, it is possible to rock a tucked-in tee. The tucked-in-t-shirt style works best with a short-sleeve polo shirt and tailored trousers.

How should you style your outfit with a t-shirt?

Follow the example of classic style icons (James Dean, Marlon Brando) – pair a classic white t-shirt with jeans and a pair of boots. This is the most understated and effortless look for a man. Or, layer a shirt by wearing a jacket, cardigan or checked shirt, along with dark denim and stylish loafers or monk straps.

5. What Is The FUNCTION Of The T-Shirt?

When is it appropriate to wear a t-shirt?

If you’re intending to make a great first impression, on a date or a party, a colored shirt is a better option.

Ask yourself what the rest of the people at the event are going to be wearing. If you are surrounded by a sea of t-shirts, feel free to dress down as well, but with a quality top.

Concerts, the local bar, beaches and casual parties with close friends are all acceptable occasions to dress for comfort in a t-shirt. Any activity that involves a lot of sweating, including sport requires a t-shirt.

Ensure you are wearing one that is designed as outerwear and not as an undershirt.

Maintain your t-shirts with proper care while cleaning them. They won’t have the same impact if they look like their best days are well in the past.

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The T-shirt and shirt combination is one of the most classic outfits a man can wear. But have you ever wondered if you’re wearing it right? There’s no wonder why guys wear the shirt and T-shirt combination outfits – they’re a great way to style up or down many different looks and can work for a whole range of different occasions. Read more Men’s Style Guide features and check out our Store. There’s something so simply stylish about a shirt and T-shirt combination. The effort it takes to put together is minimal and the outcome, well, looks like you’ve at least put in 80% effort. Plus, and this is probably one of the best benefits, you can own a small selection of T-shirts and overshirts and just mix and match them, giving you more outfit combinations than if you were to wear one separately. So, for you to nail this look, we’ve put together a guide on what colour goes with what and what combinations you should definitely avoid.

Shirt and T-Shirt Combinations

Check Mate

An open checked shirt is probably one of the first things you think of when you think overshirt – it’s a classic. Wearing a graphic T-shirt with a button up checked flannel shirt is a perfect combination. Combine this with some black ripped skinny jeans and some Vans trainers for a great grunge style. What’s more, the combination of a loose-fitting flannel shirt with a loose fitting T-shirt and tight skinny or slim-fit jeans is an ideal style for someone with a skinny build. Similarly to the checked flannel shirt, this combination is a classic. If your colour palette is a bit more subtle and minimalist, this will be more on your wavelength than a bold red or blue check. Pair this shirt with ripped or normal black jeans and a simple white tee and you’re on to a winner. Try adding some Chelsea boots and you’ve created something smart yet relaxed – perfect for dress down Fridays or a quick pint down the local pub.

Layering A Check Shirt Over A T-shirt
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Simply Blue

To kick it all off, we start with the standard blue shirt. Keeping it simple and cool, why not try wearing a plain white tee under a light blue button-down shirt. Pair this with some classic tan chinos and you’re good to go. Finish the look off with some white trainers and make it your perfect, go-to summer outfit, as it’ll give your casual vibe that extra detail it’s missing.

Corduroy Overshirt

If you’re going to any parties or gigs this winter, a corduroy shirt outfit can be a great way to nail that smart casual look while being able to keep you warm. The combination of a black T-shirt with a grey corduroy shirt keeps a stylish monochromatic feel. The extra layer the shirt gives you is great for the winter months where you can keep warm without having to lose any style appeal with having to chuck on a hoodie or jumper. Add a pair of black loafers to finish the look.

Men’s Shirt And Jeans Style
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T-Shirt Colours

When it comes to T-shirts, there are two colours which are always going to dominate. That is, of course, black and white T-shirts. The refined simplicity of wearing a black or white crew neck T-shirt is a perfect way to style any outfit. In addition to this, black and white tees can be worn with more or less anything due to their monochromatic colours. This makes them one of the most versatile items of clothing a man can own. However, in the wonderful world of T-shirts, it doesn’t just end at the black and white end of the spectrum. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, there are thousands of different colour and style combinations out there. It’s one of the things that makes T-shirts so great – they really are a blank canvas. If, however, you want to drive away from the standard black and white but you’re not feeling too confident (yet) to support some colour, navy or khaki are both good options. They are still counted as added colour, but these shades of colours are also still considered as a part of a neutral colour scheme. Amazing solution.

Navy is a classic but still counts as added colour
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Printed Shirts

Heading to any festivals soon? If you combine a blue T-shirt with a floral buttondown shirt and some denim shorts you’ll have a great, easy summery look. The shorts will help take away any formality that may arise from the button up shirt and allow the outfit to fulfil its chilled out potential. What’s more, The bright colours also contribute to the summery atmosphere you want to create. Finish off with some dark coloured trainers to avoid any obvious mud stains and you’ll be all set to party in the sun. Harry Styles is a big fan of a patterned shirt to brighten up an outfit. Although he may not always wear it open and layered over a T-shirt, the loudness and bold prints definitely still work.

Harry Styles is a big fan of a patterned shirt
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Graphic Print T-Shirts

If you’re feeling really exciting but don’t fancy rocking a bold statement shirt, then you might want to try and wear a on it. However, be careful with graphics as many of them can look cheap and tacky. There are some really exciting and stylish graphic T-shirts being designed at the moment, and it’s really worth taking out some time to shop around for one. It’s also worth being careful when you’re wearing a graphic T-shirt with an open button up shirt as the graphic can sometimes ruin the balance of your outfit. So, make sure the graphic or pattern of your tee doesn’t clash with the colour or pattern of your unbuttoned shirt.

Be careful with what kind of printed tee you choose to wear with your open shirt
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T-Shirt Under Button Down Shirts

Wearing an unbuttoned shirt over a T-shirt can be a great casual look, however, if you buy a shirt too tight, and then wear it over a T-shirt, it’s going to bulk at the shoulders and be uncomfortable. Therefore, it’s better to find a lighter and loose fitting shirt, as this will be more comfortable with a T-shirt underneath. If you’re thinking of having an open button up shirt, having a lightweight shirt will be perfect for when you want to stay cool but also still rock a shirt over a tee. You also have to consider the style of the T-shirt you’re going to be wearing and decide how’s best to nail this look. For instance, you don’t want to overpower the entire outfit with a T-shirt that’s too loud and in your face. Plus, another thing to remember when picking your base T-shirt is to make sure it doesn’t hang lower than your button up shirt, as this will look slightly odd and untidy.

A T-shirt should fit well for the outfit to look complete
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T-Shirt Fit

Compression, fitted, regular and classic are the four most common fit styles for T-shirts. Each of these four styles has its benefits, it just depends on whether or not it suits your body type. If you’ve spent the last few months in the gym then you’re probably going to want to show off those muscles. To really show them off, try wearing a tight or compression fit T-shirt. If you can find a tight-fitting T-shirt with a bit of elasticity in the material, this will be even better at defining your muscular shape. If you have a short or stockier build then you should probably stick to regular fitted T-shirts. If you wear a tight fitting shirt it will emphasise the stocky features of your build. On the other hand, if you wear a large or baggy fitting T-shirt, despite the popular belief, this will also make you appear stockier and may balloon your figure. Wearing a regular fitting shirt that fits well will be perfect. Styling A T-shirt and Overshirt
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