The Perfect: White Tee.


Let’s talk about the perfect white tee and it’s versatility. It’s a simple basic that often gets overlooked, but it’s one of my top favorites to mix n’ match with.

There’s something fresh about having that perfectly worn white tee to throw on when you’re in a rush or when all fails. It’s easy, simple and so effortless.

Most of the time, I wear my favorite white tee(s) with a tailored blazer and ripped jeans for an off duty look or for something more casual, I pair my tee with a mini skirt and sneakers.

Finding the ‘right’ white tee can take a while especially if it’s going to become one of your wardrobe staples.. it needs to be perfect. Here are my top 5 styles to look for when buying your favorite white tee:

  • SUPER SOFT: The softer it is, the more worn in it’ll get. Make sure to look for a mix of cotton + modal when purchasing a super soft tee…. or a linen/cotton blend.
  • BOYFRIEND: This style comes in a more oversized fit, so make sure to size down so that it gives you the right amount of looseness.
  2. BLK DNM
  • DESTROYED: My favorite out of the 5, for sure. Look for distressed details like holes, raw hedges, frayed collars and cool washes. For this style, it’s best to stick to a bit of an oversized fit for a cooler look.
  2. IRO
  • POCKET: This ones cute and charming. Try to find one with a small pocket and short sleeves so that it’s not overwhelming. This style tee always looks great with a pair of boyfriend jeans!
  2. RAG & BONE
  • V-NECK: V-necks are a bit sexy. Find one with a wide v-neck so that you can show off that great neck of yours….and of course that clavicle bone! Layer up dainty neckles for the added touch.

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  1. Dianna Comment #1

    You can never go wrong with a basic white tee!

  2. YZ Chan Comment #2

    A white t-shirt is a staple in my wardrobe and I dress it up or down depending on my mood. I prefer a boyfriend style for its loose fit. x

    Nerve Wires

  3. LIGHT & VIBES Comment #6

    I have so many white tees! But your breakdown is really helpful — you can’t ever have enough!

    xx Bee

  4. Rose Comment #7

    SO happy to see someone who’s as passionate about finding the best white tee as I am…my first-ever outfit post on my blog was in a white v-neck tee from the days when Target sold great ones that were 100% cotton for $5 😉

    Blonde in this City

  5. Sarah Rose Comment #8

    I could snag one of each style- I love a perfect white T!! I’d wear them every day!

  6. Chottie Comment #9

    Great picks! I also love Brandy Melville for basic T-shirts!

  7. Michele LoBosco Comment #11

    I literally can’t live without my white tees! This is a great roundup!


  8. Anna Comment #12

    I adore that IRO tee in the “destroyed” category. Love your blog Jules, lots of warm hugs from Scandinavia!

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  9. Dallastyle Comment #13

    I love white tee’s. I’ve bought so many cheap ones at Target, HM, F21, etc that haven’t stood the test of time. I think its time for me to invest in one. Thanks for the links!


  10. Kimberly Comment #14

    A white tee is definitely a closet staple! My favorite are boyfriend fits with a small pocket. They can be dressed up or down, comfortable & perfect for any occasion!!


  11. Monique Comment #15

    Everyone needs the perfect white tee! I have heard great things about Rag & Bone tees and really need to get one to see for myself!
    Cheers, Monique
    Casually Chic by Monique
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  12. antes Alta que sinsilla Comment #16

    Great white tees selection. I think it’s the only colour I have in all shapes and designs. Sometimes I feel I dress “too white” but I adore the sensation of wearing comfy white tees and tops in general.
    Have a nice day!

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  13. Christine Comment #17

    Thanks for this post! I didn’t know there was soo many types of white tee’s!

  14. Browngirlnextdoor Comment #18

    I personally love Club Monaco tees and tanks – they make excellent staples!

  15. Belen Comment #19

    I love the boyfriend and the v-neck, in fact, I have both!
    Target is great for v-necks so is armani and bobi :)
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

  16. Miri Comment #20

    Love this post. I like Splendid t-shirts the most:-)


  17. Sweet Freckles Comment #21

    Great post and nice tips !


  18. Rachel Webster Comment #22

    I recently go a plain white T from topshop and have been loving it so simple but stylish. Greate post

  19. Julie Comment #23

    Always had a sweet spot for Iro destroyed Tshirts :)



  20. Gap Comment #24

    My perfect white tee is super soft, it can be long, short, destroyed, or classy, but the difference to me is in the texture!!
    XOX, Gap.

  21. Cara Sivara Comment #25

    Love a simple white tee! Great post!
    xx Cara

  22. Lisa Comment #26

    I am desperately trying to get one but for some reason I always fail to remember when I go to get something.
    Need to screenshot this to remember me 😀

  23. Oline Ama Comment #27

    I like the boyfriend T-shirt the most :)

  24. Fashion Party blog Comment #28

    Great selection, but unfortunatelly I still haven’t found a tee that would work for me.

  25. Linh {A Beautiful RAWR} Comment #29

    GREAT post, especially when you are always sporting this in the most amazing ways!

  26. Abi Comment #30

    You’re right, there is something about this staple tee that beckons for it to be absolutely perfect or it will just look so passé. Thanks for sharing some good ones!

  27. Annie Comment #31

    Love a great white tee, but hate to see the prices on them. My faves are from Brandy Melville, Forever 21, and vintage shops… I would love for you guys to check out my blog featuring some less pricey clothing!!!

  28. Marah Comment #32

    A perfect white tee is one of my favorite go-tos in my closet. I actually just did a post on different ways to style a simple white tee, so I loved yours, showing the different types of white tees you like!


  29. Maya Comment #33

    Loved the article!
    Really helpful!

  30. Anastasia Comment #34

    Great guide to the perfect world of a perfect white T-shirt:)

  31. Jen Comment #35

    Love the post, seems like a simple thing to find but hard to find the perfect one!

  32. Kim Comment #36

    I’ve worn holes into every white tee I own, that’s how much I wear them! Has anyone tried tees from Everlane? They look like they make a great basic tee.


  33. Carolyn Comment #37

    love this guide! you always have the perfectly slouchy casual tees

  34. Justine Comment #38

    LOVE me a white tee. The boyfriend ones are my fav:)

  35. fashionsbit Comment #39

    Amazing! Love the boyfriends , more comforty to me:-)

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  36. Heidi D. Comment #40

    Hands down, my favorite white tee is from Nordstrom Rack and costs a whopping $9.97. It’s super soft, not too thin, but still drapes perfectly and can be purchased TTS for a fitted look or size up 2 sizes for a boyfriend fit.

    Heidi D.

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  39. Reichel Comment #43

    Love this kind of posts :)

  40. Sanja Comment #44

    Great post, I like V-neck and destroyed..:)

  41. Taylyn Comment #45

    Excellent guide!


  42. Janina Comment #46

    My favorite are v necks and pocket style :)
    XO Janina

  43. ediot Comment #47

    fantastic post
    love this
    I always look for the perfect white tee- I found one of my favorites at Acne
    Will defo try out some of these brands as well


  44. Maria Comment #48

    Amazing selection. I love the Rag&Bone, A.Wang and Acne ones. I also adore the classic grey and black tees. I have a collection of black ones. Just perfect.
    Lots of love, xx

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  46. Stephanie Comment #50

    Perfect tips, love love basic tees! I love my white tees I need more of them in my life lol 😉


  47. seasonallychic Comment #51

    Love a white T- I think a V neck or slight scoop neck are the most flattering on women. So many things come into play when wearing a basic T- fit- does it pull at your shoulders, length is it cropped, long, do you tuck it in etc. fit- is it a loose knit, stretchy poly blend or a thick cotton. Thanks so much for the options and selections SO MUCH goes into finding that perfect fit T!

  48. Ainslee Comment #52

    Love white tees, this is so helpful!

    xo, Ainslee

  49. Kim Comment #53

    Love a great white tee, thanks for sharing your style choices.

  50. Julianne Comment #54

    a stable white shirt is so important (and somewhat undervalued). i get mine at LOFT!


  51. Narmatha Comment #55

    Love this post! So informative!

  52. Jessica Comment #56

    Did you make this graphic? It looks so nice and editorial – like! My personal favorite is a combination of the boyfriend and v neck – giving you the men’s v neck. Simply genius.

  53. Niss Comment #57

    I think James Perse is my go to white tee, but I’m keen to try the T by Alexander Wang!

    Life of Niss

  54. Jen Comment #58

    Loving the T-Alexander Wang basics. They are so soft and amazing. xx

  55. The Provoker Comment #59

    My favorite ones come from T by alexander wang. For me, I prefer a good boyfriend, pocketed, super soft white tee! Oh yeah! Triple threat! By the way, you should check out my newest outfit featuring CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE EMBROIDERED SNEAKERS by Raf Simons, and of course that ubiquitous CHANEL GRAFFITI BACKPACK!! Guaranteed to provoked you in the best way possible, and you’d love the writing style too, my readers always do, hope you get a good laugh out of it too!

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  56. Deborah Comment #60

    Love the comfort of just wearing a simple white tee!! :]

  57. Ketty Comment #61

    Thats true white tee is girls best friend. But if white tee is loose and with pockets then i Love it :-)

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  58. Mahshid Comment #62

    Absolutely agree!! White tee is a must-have :)

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  59. Helen Comment #63

    I love soft white t-shirts! Great post xx

  60. You Had Me At Vogue Comment #64

    such a staple piece that will always come in handy, love your suggestions xx

  61. Albertine Comment #65

    These white tees are so cool!

  62. Cristina Comment #66

    it’s also my favourites to match it.
    New look in my blog. I hope your comments. Thanks.

  63. Julia Comment #67

    Love this! I have also found that Forever 21 has great inexpensive vnecks, for anybody looking!

  64. vilamores Comment #68

    I love white t-shirts!!

  65. Whitney Comment #69

    Agreed, the destroyed one is my fav!! I actually love tees from L’agence, they practically fit into all categories at once!! x


  66. Melanie Comment #70

    Love this beautiful collage of white tee shirts! A girl can never have too many white tee shirts in her wardrobe!

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  68. Sarita Comment #72

    All girls should have (at least) a white tee inside their closets, it’s a must have!!

  69. Comtesse Sofia Comment #73

    This post is great, really hard to find the perfect white tee!!
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  70. Vanessa Flores Comment #74

    Estoy de acuerdo contigo, no puede faltar en el armario al menos una camiseta básica blanca. Feliz día bonita.

  71. Kate {Taffeta and Tulips} Comment #75

    You can never have enough white tee shirts! Loving the Rag & Bone one! Thanks for sharing!

  72. Caroline Comment #76

    I just love this kind of articles :) It just shows us that picking the RIGHT white tee is a real science !

    It’s so hard to find ! My favourite ones are the V-neck, and the boyfriend ones !!

  73. Shoshana Comment #77

    Thank you for doing this post. I’m a huge fan of white tees. You just can’t have enough of them (and from any store as long as they have lycra). Boat neck, v-neck, deep scoop, henley neckline…. they all work for me. Sometimes challenging to keep crisp so I go with a trick my nana taught me, hand wash hot, with two caps of bleech….sit for 5min, then rinse in cold water. works like a charm.

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  75. Liv Comment #79

    Great idea for a post! Love the boyfriend tees.

  76. Maggie Comment #80

    So helpful! You can never have too many plain white tees! Thanks for sharing! x

  77. Adri Comment #81

    This is a great round up of the white tshirt! I haven’t found the perfect one yet, but definitely will be trying some of these.
    xo Adri

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  81. Idalia Comment #85

    love a good white tee!

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  82. Juan Comment #86

    Good post! It really is the perfect … for its versatility to be combined with any look.

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  83. Marie Comment #87

    I love a great white tee; I sometimes find that the men’s section has a great deal of legit tees!

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  84. Milla Comment #88

    A white tee is my absolutely MUST HAVE! Great post!!

  85. Katarina Comment #89

    The white t-shirt is always perfect choice, nothing can go wrong with it. Love the V-necks and boyfriends styles.

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  88. Ana Comment #92

    There is no better piece than a white tshirt, no matter the style, the fabris, the goal is to have several for difrente days :)

  89. Sassique Comment #93

    A white t shirt is definitely an iconic basic. I love your selection!

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  91. Patti Comment #95

    Never thought to classify white tees before! But definitely going to be referring back to this when I’m looking to replace this classic. :)

    With Love,

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  93. Rocío Comment #97

    White t-shirts are mandatory basics :)
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  94. Elise McVicar-Cassity Comment #98

    I love V neck tees. Always on the hunt of THE perfect tee. White tees can look so chic when they are crisp and truly white white if that makes sense haha.

  95. Ann Comment #99

    Ohh, it’s really helpful, and your blog is still the best. Ann

  96. jenaly Comment #100

    great post, It is harder then you would think to find a perfect basic t-shirt

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    Have you heard of the British brand Lavender Hill Clothing? They specialise in tees. They have an amazing fit and are beautifully soft.

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