A basic crew neck T-shirt isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of high fashion. However, DKNY’s Spring 2016 collection (the first designed by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School) at NYFW is making a case for this androgynous staple using the plain white tee as the cornerstone on a myriad of runway looks. The designer duo’s fresh take on ’90s power dressing was inventive, wearable and we can only assume made Donna Karan—who was seated in the front row—very proud. If you are in need of a styling trick that is both comfortable and chic, these unexpected pairings are worth investigating stat. Plus, you don’t need to buy a $100 T-shirt to channel the look—any Hanes or Fruit of the Loom will do. Here, 3 ways to reimagine the classic item.
White T-Shirt + V-Neck Satin Dress
Photos: Courtesy of DKNY