I Wore A White T-Shirt For 5 Days Straight

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I love a good basic that can be dressed up or down for any occasion, which explains my expansive collection of white T-shirts. (I own seven if you were curious.) They’re universally flattering, timeless and work as a great base for trendy separates. Because I turn to them so often, I wasn’t entirely surprised when a friend asked if I actually wore one every single day. The answer was no, but suddenly I found myself feeling challenged. Here, I chronicle five days of wearing simple white tees to work. Score my tips on how to elevate the casual staple and transport it to fashion-girl territory.

5-Day Challenge: White T-Shirt

Monday

After a fun-filled weekend in the sun, I'm in denial that summer has ended so I opt for a playful, lighthearted ensemble and hold on for dear life. Here, I layer my trusty white tee underneath denim overalls. Vibrant mules add a bright pop and brow-bar sunglasses complete the off-duty look.

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Tuesday

I have a few previews and meetings today, which means I have to look polished. A black blazer is another staple I can always count on when I want to appear professional. Tees are ideal to style with the topper to avoid looking stuffy. Stark white pumps and an embellished shoulder bag keep the outfit fresh and trendy.

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Wednesday

Sporting a T-shirt under a dress is perfect when you require more coverage for the office. A pink velvet slip is ultra-feminine and looks unexpectedly cool with white sneakers.

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Thursday

I love this outfit because it combines my favorite fall trends—midi skirt and slouchy boots. These sateen over-the-knee numbers are tempered for the office by the skirt's modest length and classic stripes. I accessorize with a structured leather tote and tortoise frames for a sleek result.

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Friday

I want an edgier look as I'm meeting friends when the clock strikes six. I dress up the tee with satin wide-leg trousers that read more luxe than black jeans. A moto jacket is a must for nighttime and a studded bag complements the downtown vibe.

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