My mother has set very specific morals and ideas into my head from a young age. Some I appreciate and don’t know what I would do without, like not letting outside clothes on your bed and always bringing a gift when you stay at someone’s house. My mom and I have always been split 50/50 with our ideas on fashion and style though. On the one hand, we will walk into Zara together and pick out the same dress to try on but on the other hand, she will catch me walking out the door and screech in horror at my outfit and want me to change. One of the great things that my mom has influenced me in when it comes to fashion is the importance of a crisp white t-shirt. There is never a time where a white t-shirt won’t match an outfit perfectly. They work for any season, any occasion, and you can have multiple in your closet and it won’t be a waste! They’re a staple that everyone needs and below is a list of some great white t-shirts for both men and women that I have and love.
1. Everlane The Cotton V-Neck
Everlane is a great clothing company that cares about making quality clothes and selling ethical products. I love Everlane’s ‘Radical Transparency’ which means they are honest about how much each item costs to make from the labor behind it to the transportation of the product. I love all of their t-shirts but their white V-Neck has a relaxed fit and is perfect for when you want to show off multiple necklaces.
2. Free People Talk To Me Tee
I don’t shop at Free People too often but the one thing I do like is their T-shirts. The Talk To Me Tee caught my eye because of the 3/4 sleeves which I always love and the ruching on the side. I think that a white t-shirt with a slight detail is perfect for dressier occasions. Personally, I would wear this white tee with a pair of lightweight, wide-legged cotton or satin pants and a pair of strappy heels.
I love a good sleeveless t-shirt and I think this white one from Zara is perfect for early fall. It’s casual enough for an everyday look but the cuffed sleeves also elevate it by a lot. I love how the website styled it on the model with a sleek black midi skirt.
4. Madewell Baby Tee
The Madewell Baby Tee is a perfect shirt with the lettuce edge detail trend that has been popular. It personally reminds me of the clothes I used to wear as a toddler but I am still pro-lettuce edge. This shirt is the perfect white tee option when wanting to layer a shirt under a dress!
I really like this second shirt from Zara because even though it’s a basic white tee, the knotted detail at the bottom makes it unique. I think this shirt would be the perfect white tee to wear with a mini skirt or a pair of loose fit jeans.
6. COS Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
This regular fit t-shirt is perfect for tucking into bottoms or throwing under a denim jacket. COS really nailed making the perfect cotton tee to be worn all year round. COS is an expensive brand but this t-shirt is reasonably priced for the line.
Another company that is sustainable and uses recyclable cotton, For Days’ Family Crew is a great white tee to purchase. After a while, your shirt will get raggedy, have sweat stains in the armpits and what you can do is send your old shirt for a new one at a discount. The Daily Crew comes in a variety of colors as well and they have other great basics that you should definitely check out but this tee is my favorite!
8. Wesley Rivington Ribbed Tank
Honorary mention is given to my favorite white tank. You have probably seen this Rivington tank from Bandier all over and wondered where it’s from. It is the perfect white tank that goes with any outfit. The fit and style is everything you could wish for in a tank.
Uniqlo is one of my favorite places to shop because they always have great basics that are well priced. One of my favorite shirts that my family wears is the Supima cotton crewneck. They come in both women’s and men’s but I like the less tailored shape of a men’s shirt. Supima Cotton is special because of the way it’s made with state of the art technology to produce the most environmentally sustainable and quality cotton. Uniqlo advertises that Supima cotton represents less than 1% of the world’s cotton. With the special cotton, this t-shirt is super breathable and comfortable to wear even on the hottest days.
Bombas says that this is “the first t-shirt you grab out of the wash, every time” and that’s definitely a characteristic of being one of the best white tees. Something that I admire about Bombas is that they donate one item of clothing for every one bought which is a great way to give back while doing something selfish like going shopping.