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Styling Your Basic White Tee

"Real style is never right or wrong. It's a matter of being yourself on purpose" - G Bruce Boyer

You're probably beginning to think that I love the color white. I don't! The conscious effort to not soil it is a burden that I'm never ready to carry. Also, for some reason, my face powder stains every surface I come in contact with; my phone, bae's shirt, my handbag even. It's ridiculous. Ahn, ahn, am I the only one that wears brown powder?

However, a basic white tee is a wardrobe essential and I'm not about to give it up for the fear of a little stain here and there.

For something seemingly so simple, the basic white tee is quite a hassle to style. There's the risk of having a very dull outfit or going so overboard it is drowned by a mass of colors and patterns. The trick is to find the balance.

Here are a range of styles to rock this versatile piece of clothing;

WHIMSICAL
Here, I paired my basic white tee with pencil jeans, sandals and a fedora hat to give it a playful allure.
I'm however not quite sure of where you can wear this to.


ANDROGYNOUS
Nothing says androgyny more than a pair of boyfriend jeans and suspenders (which i really did need because frankly, my jeans seemed to have a thing against staying on my waist).
I'm also not sure I know where you can wear this to.


PREPPY
For a more put-together look inspired by the American preppy style, I decided to pair my white tee with Ankara cropped shorts (previously styled here) underneath a sleeveless blazer. Finished the look off with a pair of black sandals to achieve a summery classic look.
This ensemble would be perfect for brunch dates, movies and any other outdoor activities

ETHNIC
For the last look here, I paired my white tee with a midi-length pencil skirt and a kente head wrap to give it a tribal feel.
Still not sure of where you can wear this to.



Would you be buying a basic white tee? The following tips will help you ensure that it's a right fit.


  • Make sure it's long enough to be tucked-in comfortably but not so long that there's a lot of bunching.
  • Ensure that the sleeves aren't longer that your elbow.
  • It shouldn't be too loose or too tight. If you can see every detail of your stomach, it's too tight. If you can't even see the shape of your body, it's too loose.

What other ways would you style your basic white tee? Do let us know in the comment section.

Until Next Time, 
It's Tee

Comments

  1. Really great looks. And thanks for sharing tips on buying a white tee.

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  2. Nice one, you're not alone when it comes to the brown powder episodes.. Lol. I'd also style my white tees with a short skater print skirt ,simple accessories and a pair of heels..

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  3. Looking good as always darling. I love d preppy and ethnic look. Really cool. U cn wear d ethnic to church n I'm really loving how u wrapped up that kente. Always on point Tee. Till next time. ;-)

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  4. Beautiful tips. Quite helpful#me like

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  5. U make me want to av a white tee in my life. Thanks for the tips

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  6. Okay, I'm definitely getting a white T'shirt. Thanks :)

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  7. Very beautiful......www.adagirl.com.ng

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  8. Simple and Stylish look. I would definitely rock this to a fashion show or lunch with the girls.x

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