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.

Adam Katz Sinding

5-Day Challenge: White T-Shirt

The Zoe Report

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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Skinny Overalls

$148

Madewell

SALT Bridges 51mm Polarized Sunglasses

$490

Nordstrom

New Vintage Cotton T-Shirt

$33

J.Crew

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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Tomcat

$208

Mother

Shine Capsleeve Crew Neck Tee

$54

Michael Stars

Paper Clip Drop Earring

$11

New York & Company

Cantrel

$109

Dune London

Star Struck

$80

Quay X Kylie

Soiree Cross Body Bag

$398

Diane von Furstenberg

Hutton Tuxedo Blazer

$398

Rachel Zoe

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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Beckett Silver Ball Ear Jackets

$78

Adornmonde

Metropolis Mini Crossbody

$298

Furla

Techni-Cole Kam Leather Sneaker

$125

Kenneth Cole

Annex Velvet Slip Dress

$695

ALC

Classic T-Shirt

$63

Cut & Sew

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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Quinn

$120

Sonix

Baby Sac De Jour

$2,790

Saint Laurent

Sateen High Heel Boots

$100

Zara

Draped-Front Striped Cotton-Blend Skirt

$393

Palmer//Harding

1960s Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

$75

Re/Done Originals x Hanes

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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Washed PU Biker Jacket

$100

Topshop

Roxy Mini Studded Textured-Leather Bucket Bag

$595

Alexander Wang

Ribbon Wide-Leg Satin Trousers

$428

Matchesfashion.com

Slub Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

$97

ATM

Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude Ankle Strap Sandal

$398

Nordstrom