How To Upgrade Your Basic Tee

A T-shirt is a wardrobe essential we can’t live without. It serves as the base for a range of ensembles, and its timeless simplicity transcends seasons. That’s not to say however that the staple can’t come with a few bells and whistles. Welcome to a new breed of tees that are comfortable and alluring, whether rocking a smattering of distressed holes, a cool asymmetric hem or shoulder-baring cutouts. Wear one with ripped denim and a duster coat for a rebellious yet chic head-to-toe look, or style with a polished blazer and trousers for a model-off-duty effect. Upgrade your tee game ahead by shopping 12 of the coolest tops out there.

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Cool Tees

Calvin Rucker Baby Boy Tee, $135.

Helmut Lang Cut-Hemline Cotton Jersey T-Shirt, $140.

RTA Jewel Distressed Tee, $125.

Unravel Vintage Destroyed Basic Tee, $400.

Project Social T Cross-Front Deep-V Karlie Tee, $34.

H&M Asymmetric T-Shirt, $13.

IRO Imaan Tee, $138.

LNA Al D Tee, $88.

Mugler T-Shirt with Hardware, $470.

Pins and Needles Dropout Cold-Shoulder Tee, $39.

R13 Tattered T-Shirt, $225.

Stateside Twist-Front Tee, $72.