Your basic white tee is more versatile than you think. Here's how to style it—for the office, a casual Saturday, and a get together with friends.

By Rebecca Daly
Updated July 26, 2018
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Photographs by Brian Henn, Soft Styling by Sabrina Grande

Start With The Tee add a Pretty Skirt and a Scarf

To buy: Uniqlo Supima Cotton Jersey Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt, $10;

Ladylike extras—slingback kitten heels, a straw hat—give a unisex tee a retro, feminine vibe that feels unfussy but fancy enough for brunch or a baby shower.

To buy: Oak + Fort skirt, $78;

Joules Square neckerchief, $20;

Lizzie Fortunato Reversible Skinny Georgia belt, $195; ofakind .com.

Kin The Label Lucy hat, $130;

Jessica Simpson Double Stone Post Drop earrings, $10;

Aldo Creranna slingback heels,$80;

Photographs by Brian Henn, Soft Styling by Sabrina Grande

...Add A Suit

A T-shirt can look downright professional. Just keep your accessories as polished as you would if you were wearing a silk blouse. A statement necklace disguises the telltale cotton-rib collar.

To buy: Alex Marie Tessa jacket, $129, and Tallulah pants, $79;

Kate Spade New York Bauble Drop earrings,$48;

Stella & Dot necklace,$198;

Skagen Anita watch, $175;

Clove + Revel Charlotte satchel, $365;

Nine West Affable flats, $79;

Photographs by Brian Henn

...Add a Tank and Jeans

For a colorful, of-the-moment twist on jeans and a tee, layer on a lightweight tank. The attached belt on this one brings refinement to a laid-back look.

To buy: French Connection Dalma cami, $58;

Frame Le High Straight Whithers jeans, $235;

American Eagle Rose Round sunglasses, $16;

David Aubrey Triangle Cutout cuff, $69;

Shinola Accordion crossbody bag, $395;

Italeau Soldani Water Resistant sandals,$395;