Sometimes the chicest element of an outfit is the simplicity of an item. T-shirts are a classic wardrobe staple and just so easy to wear. Toss one on with jeans and heels for a night out, or slip a sleeveless tee under a suit jacket for that power lunch meeting. T-shirts are the most versatile thing a woman can own. So when building your wardrobe, keep these five essentials in mind.
1. THE CLASSIC CREW NECK
We love a classic crew neck t-shirt in black as it's guaranteed to go with everything. It's also the easiest way to transition into evening. The split back on this A.L.C. Tesi Linen Tee ($150) ups the ante on details, but the beauty of the simple, fitted tee remains.
2. THE STRIPED T-SHIRT
An essential part of a "cool girl" wardrobe, a striped tee goes a long way in any wardrobe. Top it with a leather jacket for Kate Moss-inspired style. Wear with ripped skinnies and sneakers on the weekends. You really can't go wrong. Add a little feminine detail like the lace trim on this Clu Tie Back Ruffle Top ($145) to make it your own.
3. THE BASEBALL TEE
This retro look has come back in a big way with the athleisure trend making waves in our everyday outfits. It has a laid back, tomboy feel that we love, but add a few statement accessories and a jewelry and it's a nice juxtaposition in an otherwise feminine look. You'll wear it way more than you think. We love: Être Cécile's Native New Yorker Baseball Tee ($132).
4. THE SLEEVELESS T-SHIRT
Whether it's a classic tank, racer back or sleeveless muscle tee, a casual underpinning is an essential in any woman's wardrobe. Wear it all alone in the summer and layer it up in the fall. Grab one in a punchy print like this Être Cécile Camo Cloud Tank ($116) for a subtle statement.
5. THE GRAPHIC TEE
We love the boyish feel of a graphic t-shirt. Whether it's a rocker print or slogan tee we guarantee it'll go with everything. Top with a blazer or a leather jacket and finish off with heels for the ultimate date night outfit. Have we mentioned we love Être Cécile? Here's another beauty from their collection, the Native New Yorker Tee ($108).
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Found: the perfect pair of pants. Honestly! We've done it! There is zero exaggeration here as these Derek Lam 10 Crosby Pleated Track Pants can be worn with everything and look amazing on everyone. We have scoured showrooms season after season looking for pants like these. Made with gorgeous silk crepe, they sit just above the hips and feature draped pleats at the front and comfy elastic waist. Tapering just slightly to mirror the curve of the leg, you can complete the look with anything from a pair of heels to delicate sandals. Plus, they come in both black and white ivory so you can build any look you love around the Derek Lam 10 Crosby Pleated Track Pants. We wear them to work, to dinner, on the weekends and everywhere in between. The math has never been better on cost per wear.
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