These Basic White T-Shirts Are The Wardrobe Staple You Never Knew You Needed

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With the fall transition well underway, it's time to check-in on your inventory of wardrobe staples. And, one of those closet essentials that seems to work hard in your lineup of basics is a white tee. But, like all your other most-worn items, this wear-with-anything piece often needs refreshing, which makes now the perfect time to stock up on closet-complimenting basic white t-shirts.

It seems simple enough to find, right? Yet, somehow, when you're putting an outfit together and you realize all you would need is a perfect white t-shirt you're left scrambling. This season, avoid the last-minute search for a tee by scooping up a few silhouettes ahead of time. After all, there will be an occasion when you may want a crew-neck over a v-neck, or when a cropped, boxy style, like this Babe Tee from AMO for $95, would be the ideal mate for your favorite pair of high-waist jeans.

Of course, if you love a cropped style, you also won't want to miss the lineup at Brandy Melville, including this fitted, ribbed v-neck Jordan silhouette that'll only set you back $18. But, for those who prefer more of a classic cut shape, you can't go wrong with Everlane's cotton v-neck, which has received over 2,100 reviews from customers and has been rated just under five stars. Plus, if this lightweight tee ends up becoming part of your uniform, you have the option to scoop it up in a bunch of other colors.


For those after a go-to crew-neck, another great buy for the season is this RE/DONE x Hanes Heritage Cotton Classic Tee for $78. This tee is similar to one of the brand's most popular boxy tee fits, but in this version you'll get a little more length. Or, you can opt for a low scoop neckline with The Row's Stilton style — a luxe jersey tee with a relaxed fit that rings in for $280.

Continue on to shop seven basic white tees that each bring a little something different to the table — making them all worthy of a spot in your closet for this season and beyond.

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