I have racks of t-shirts in my dressing room. No matter how many I own, I can always justify buying another because tees are a key cornerstone of my wardrobe. I can build any outfit around a t-shirt– dress it up, dress it down, wear it under a dress, with classic denim, with a flouncy skirt, vest it, belt it, layer it…
It was only recently that the high street (think Gap, Target, Old Navy, etc.) started improving the quality of their t-shirts. Which means you can stretch the life of that standard white tee to more than just a few seasons.
The freshest version of the t-shirt out now has a lived-in feel and some good slouch. James Person and LnA are known for this look; that sort of rockstar-boho-celeb thing. But a James Perse or LnA tee will set you back between $50 and $100, which is a little steep for a basic. For that kind of money, I want a of stilettos or a sizable Sephora beauty haul.
Gap has been stepping up its game (all over the board, not just in the t-shirt department), and has some great options for those of us that want to build a closet full of chic basics and still have a little cash leftover.
James Perse Relaxed Casual Shirt ($50); Gap Cuffed Tee ($20)
LnA Deep Scoop Short Sleeve Tee ($60); Gap Favorite Short Sleeved Scoopneck Tee ($15)