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3 Fresh Ways to Wear a White T-Shirt This Summer


White t-shirt summer outfits
Photos: ELLE

Even though I own a closet full of cute tops, I always find myself reaching for an old standby – the white t-shirt. Whether I pair one with boyfriend jeans or a pencil skirt, a white tee is the perfect base for pretty much any outfit.

Want to see what I mean? Here are three trendy and stylish summer outfits that incorporate a plain white tee:

1. White Tee + Short Overalls

White tee and overalls
Product Info: Overalls- Wet Seal, Tee- Target, Sunglasses- Amazon, Bag- Kohl’s, Shoes- H&M, Bracelets- Madewell

Overalls are back in a big way this season, and these denim shortalls are a fab option for warm weather. When paired with a scoopneck white tee and printed sandals, you’ll look cool and comfy for summer. Add a pop of color with a teal crossbody bag, then accessorize with braided bracelets. Slip on a pair of retro-look round sunglasses to complete the ensemble.

2. White Tee + Printed Shorts

White tee and printed shorts
Product Info: Tee- Aerie, Shorts- Monsoon, Necklace- BaubleBar, Bag- Pacsun, Shoes- Target

Patterned shorts are another popular piece for summer, and in this look, a white tee balances out the colorful print. Pick up on the seafoam green in the shorts with these Target sandals, then grab a boho-chic fringed bag. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a pink jeweled statement necklace.

3. White Tee + Maxi Skirt

White tee and maxi skirt
Product Info: Tee- Topshop, Skirt- Amazon, Hat- 2B, Shoes- Gilt, Earrings- ASOS | Hair Photo: ELLE

Maxi skirts have such an effortlessly chic vibe, and this blush-colored chiffon number is no exception. Dress down the skirt for daytime by pairing it with a white t-shirt. We went with an on-trend cropped version, but any tee would work.

Continue the laid-back look with stylish sandals, then glam it up with oversize silver earrings. Finally, pull your hair into a messy side braid, then top the outfit off with a summer-appropriate straw hat.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? Which outfit is your favorite? How would you style a white tee for summer? Tell me your thoughts by leaving a comment below!

Posted on on June 29, 2014 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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5 Responses to “3 Fresh Ways to Wear a White T-Shirt This Summer”

  1. 1
    June 30th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I am loving the max dress with the wearing of the basik white shirt. But I am not knowing how it is to be wearing the basik shirt with out the under-bra to be showing? I wear a white bra and is still looking weird.

  2. 2
    June 30th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    My absolute favorite look is the white-T with the maxi skirt. Love it! xoxo

  3. 3
    July 1st, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I love this post! It’s great to see classics used in new ways :)

    P.S. Irina, if you don’t want your bra too look odd under a white shirt I’d suggest a bra that is a similar color to your skin tone!

  4. 4
    July 1st, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I just purchased a pair of short overalls and I am loving the outfit you styled incorporating them!

  5. 5
    July 11th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Irina, instead of a white bra under a white shirt, try wearing a beige/nude color or whatever you feel best matches your skin. That shouldn’t show under a white tee! :)

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