When I think of a white T-shirt, I think about comfort. I think of Sunday morning errands, afternoon classes, or a casual cup of coffee with an old friend. I slip into a white T-shirt when I want to be relaxed and laid-back. It’s that go-to basic in my closet that all Fashionistas and Fashionistos alike should own.
It’s very easy to overlook the diversity of a plain white T-shirt but the truth is, because it’s such a basic item, you can work it into any outfit. CollegeFashionista has asked nine Style Gurus to take the “White T-shirt Challenge,” where each of us build an outfit that reflects our personal styles around a simple white T-shirt.
I don’t like to be tied down to one definition of my personal style because it changes daily, depending on my mood. Some days, I’ll wear head-to-toe black and rock the gothic look with a tint of raspberry lipstick and other days I’ll bust out my sundresses and cowboy boots for a flirty feminine ensemble. So I would style my white T-shirt in a couple different ways.
- Maxi skirt: Maxi skirts are the epitome of effortless style and laid-back sophistication. Pair a maxi skirt that sits low at the waist with a white T-shirt for a boho look. Opt for a tighter fit rather than oversized when it comes to the white T-shirt, so you don’t get lost in big layers.
- Statement necklace: This is one of my all-time favorite trends: T-shirts and statement necklaces. The two seem paradoxical but they look so good together. A bright statement necklace pops against a white background and dresses up an otherwise casual outfit.
- Silver pump: Try pairing a loose fitting white T-shirt underneath a pair of leather pants and an edgy for a night out on the town. This ensemble gives off a rocker vibe where comfort meets chic.
How do you rock your favorite white T-shirt? Take the CollegeFashionista “White T-shirt Challenge!” Show us your complete look using the hashtag #collegefashionista.