A basic tee (or tank!) cannot be beat, in my opinion. It’s so easy, can be totally casual or even look a little dressed up with pumps, the right lipstick, and jewelry. There probably isn’t an item of clothing that I am pickier about, besides my denim, than a basic tee.
“It’s just a t-shirt”, you may be thinking, but being a jeans + tee kind of gal, I have a few things I look for since I’ll be wearing those items the most!
First, the neck has to be high enough that I won’t give the world a peep show when I bend over. With a 2.5 and 1.5 year old, I’m not interested in worrying about how my shirt is hanging. I want to know that it will stay in place!
Secondly, if it’s a white shirt, I’d really like to be able to wear it without a cami underneith, especially in the summertime. In the winter, I don’t mind wearing a cami, but it’s too fussy and hot in the summertime.
So here are some of my tried + true tanks and t-shirts that I wear repeatedly throughout the month!
I bought the tee from Madewell (#4 and what you see pictured above) in black, and then immediately ordered two more that were on final sale for $19.99. I sized down to a small, and it fits so nicely. It’s not too boxy, nor it is too short.
The striped tank is a favorite lately because it’s a perfect light weight without being too sheer. No need for a cami underneath.
I have this tee from Gap in grey and white, and the white may be a touch too sheer for some, but I feel like I can get away with wearing it alone.
The boxiest and most casual feeling of the bunch is this one from Banana Republic. It’s quite thin too.
Pair any of these with casual shorts, or dress them up a bit for girls night, the options are kind of endless with these simple staples!
Speaking of jeans – read all about my dream jeans here!