T-shirts are often thought of as an not-so-exciting essential to every wardrobe. However, their versatility makes for endless possibilities for outfits. From solid white t-shirts to old vintage tees, there are a number of ways this basic can be styled. Here, we’ve gathered a few ways you can take t-shirts to the next level in your wardrobe.

Dress it up.

The combination of sophisticated with the effortless vibe of a tee gives a look that is effortlessly chic. Wearing a t-shirt under a blazer with dress pants is the perfect way to rock a smart-casual look. This works at the office or a night out. You can also try a graphic or solid tee with a plaid, tweed, or printed blazer or bottoms.

Oversize it.

Everything oversized is in this season – including t-shirts. Buy an oversized tee to pair with a pair of thigh-high boots. This is a great time to wear that oversized vintage band tee you found at the thrift shop. To give the tee some shape, add a belt. Accessorize with your favorite bag and some sunglasses, and you’re ready to hit the streets.

Do Yourself a Solid.

Solid t-shirts work with any outfit. Pair them with jeans and a cardigan, or a skirt and flats for an everyday look. Black t-shirts provide the same versatility, and can be worn with almost any outfit effortlessly.

Make lingerie outerwear.

Lingerie is usually worn in the bedroom – but it can easily be made outerwear. Layer a graphic or vintage tee under your favorite slip dress for a look that transitions from night to day. The causal element of the t-shirt juxtaposed with the elegance of the lingerie provides a subtly sexy look that can be accessorized with sneakers or ankle booties.

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