Not So Plain White Tees

Photo by Madison Kelly

White tees are the blank canvases of closets. A simple, yet essential piece of anyone’s day-to-day wardrobe, they can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion. Match one with a colored pant and oxfords for a more professional feel, or keep it casual with a decked out denim jacket. Whatever the look, this tee is sure to help you pull it off.   


In search of a simple, yet stylish, look for exploring the city? Mix up the normal tee and jeans look by opting for colored fabric. Add in some simplistic jewelry or a bold lip color to dress it up a little, but stay casual with sneakers and a denim jacket. For a personal touch, deck out your jacket with pins, patches, or even embroidery. And don’t forget to grab a neutral bag or backpack for all your urban adventures.

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White tee, $14.94, Old Navy. Jean jacket, model’s own. Jeans, $34.96, Old Navy. Shoes, $54.95, DSW. Necklace, $12.95, Old Navy.


Basic doesn’t have to be boring. Dress up your look by pairing your tee with colored dress pants for a fun and sophisticated look. Old Navy’s Pixie Pants are a staple in any wardrobe. Choose from neutrals like navy and gray, or switch it up with deep green, plum, or mustard. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, grab a patterned or even metallic pair of pants. Add some minimalist jewelry and oxfords for a modern and clean feel. Layer your look with a neutral coat or blazer.

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White tee, $14.94, Old Navy. Pants, $34.94, Old Navy. Coat $59.94, Old Navy. Shoes, model’s own. Necklaces, $8.95 and $12.95, Old Navy.


Heading to the farmer’s market or out for lunch with some friends? Revamp your plain white tee with a colorful, patterned skirt. Add a bit of warmth to your look with tights or leggings and a neutral-colored boot. Throw on a solid-colored cardigan that coordinates with the pattern of your skirt. You can dress up the look and bring out additional hues from the skirt by adding in an assortment of layered and multi-colored necklaces.

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White tee, model’s own, TJMaxx. Tights, model’s own. Boots, model’s own. Sweater, model’s own, Old Navy. Necklaces, model’s own, Forever 21.


[Photos by Madison Kelly]