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

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Start With The Tee add a Pretty Skirt and a Scarf

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

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; oakandfort.com.

Joules Square neckerchief, $20; joulesusa.com.

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

Kin The Label Lucy hat, $130; kinlabel.com.

Jessica Simpson Double Stone Post Drop earrings, $10; amazon.com.

Aldo Creranna slingback heels,$80; aldoshoes.com.

Photographs by Brian Henn, Soft Styling by Sabrina Grande

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...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; dillards.com.

Kate Spade New York Bauble Drop earrings,$48; amazon.com.

Stella & Dot necklace,$198; stelladot.com.

Skagen Anita watch, $175; skagen.com.

Clove + Revel Charlotte satchel, $365; cloveandrevel.com.

Nine West Affable flats, $79; ninewest.com.

Photographs by Brian Henn

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...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; frenchconnection.com.

Frame Le High Straight Whithers jeans, $235; frame-store.com.

American Eagle Rose Round sunglasses, $16; ae.com.

David Aubrey Triangle Cutout cuff, $69; davidaubrey.com.

Shinola Accordion crossbody bag, $395; shinola.com.

Italeau Soldani Water Resistant sandals,$395; italeau.com.