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6 Ways to Style a Plain White T-Shirt

By Shirtspace | Aug 14, 2017 |  Updated Jan 03, 2020

A plain t shirt and a pair of denim jeans are two quintessential wardrobe staples. Which is best? Hands down, a plain t shirt. With the ability to dress up or dress down, the versatility offered by your good old fashioned plain tee is unrivaled. Once you’ve chosen a quality plain t shirt that fits well and is comfortable too, you’re well on your way to achieving looks for day, night, and everything in between. Now, let’s have fun exploring 6 different ways to create must-have looks!


1. Jeans, a plain white t shirt, a slightly oversized flannel, and a pair of booties

Perfect for a casual weekend with friends or a day of running errands, this look is understated yet trendy and up-to-date. Whether you throw an oversized flannel over your tee or tie it around your waist, this ensemble is flattering to all body types and is extra stylish when worn with a pair of cute booties.   

2. Pencil skirt, blazer, and favorite pair of heels

For more of a dressed up look, pairing a plain white t shirt with a sleek, black pencil skirt and your favorite pair of heels is win-win. Tucking in your tee and adding a fitted blazer creates a figure-flattering, structured silhouette and opting for heels that are a vibrant color is a perfect way to add some extra pizzazz.

3. Maxi skirt, gladiator sandals, and statement jewelry

A long, well-fitting maxi skirt is a perfect piece to wear with an untucked, plain t shirt. This casual yet fashionable take is ideal when worn with strappy gladiator sandals and a dangly bracelet or a statement necklace.

4. Shorts, plain white t shirt, and a colored bra

Perfect for warm weather, cut off or boyfriend style jean shorts and a plain white t shirt is a must-have look for every summertime wardrobe. Whether tucked in or out, wearing a colored bra under your plain tee is a great way to create an edgy, fashion-forward style.  


5. Trousers, skinny or wide-leg, structured blazer, and blingy jewelry

Easily switch from day to night by wearing a pair of well-fitting, skinny trousers and a plain white t shirt. For a day at the office, add a structured, pinstriped blazer and a pair of classic black heels. For a night out on the town, spruce up your skinny pants with a tuxedo vest and sassy peep-toe heels.

6. Sundress over plain white t shirt 

Less common but a great look to keep in mind, is wearing your plain white t shirt underneath your favorite summer sundress. This allows you to transform an otherwise summer-only dress into a fall-time favorite. Worn with fun patterned tights and super cute wedges, this will soon be your new favorite outfit.


With 6 great ways to style a plain t shirt, you’re ready to take on anything. Remember, the key to creating the perfect look is to get creative, don’t be afraid to step outside the box, and comfort is key!

ATTENTION: At the request of some of our readers, we'll be trying out these looks and will post photos soon! Get excited!


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