5 Ways to Up Your White T-Shirt Game This Summer

As summer zooms quickly in around the corner, we’re all pulling out our staple clothing pieces for the hotter temperatures, including the ever-so-classic white T-shirt. You know the one—it fits just right, goes with anything, and can’t even begin to compare to any of the other hundreds of T-shirts in your closet. It’s worn on repeat so often throughout the summer that people might be growing suspicious, wondering if you only own one outfit. What do you say to changing it up a bit next time you pull it out?

1—Be a sport. Recreate this look simply by pulling out some other closet staples. Most everyone owns a pair of jeans, white sneakers, and a gray sweater. These combined with a white T-shirt make for a casual, sporty look just right for any on-the-go occasion. Add a chic statement bag, like this trendy backpack, to increase the style factor of the outfit.

2—Top it Off. Opt for the on-trend lace-up flats this time in place of the standby sneakers for a sleeker look. This also gives your feet a chance to breathe a little. While cut-off denim shorts are another summer staple, you can bring more to the simple white T-shirt and shorts look by topping it off with a lightweight jacket. Who says you have to put away all forms of outerwear for summer? This is the time when air conditioning is turned up to full-force, so keeping a jacket close by not only creates a chic style but keeps you warm inside.

3—Simple Statement. Make a simpler look stand out with delicate details. A lace bralette adds dimension to the top portion of the outfit, as well as high-waisted jeans—extra points if it has button detail. Tie the white T-shirt into a knot at the top of the jeans to accentuate curves, and go for a pair of white strap heels for a more stylishly feminine look.

4—Tie it Up. Thinking of trying something new with that romper you’ve also been wearing on repeat? Rather than wearing it the typical way, try pairing this summer trend with a white T-shirt. Wear the romper half-way, then tie the sleeves around the waist, making sure to cinch the tie on the smallest part of your upper half to create a balanced look.

5—Stand Out. Go bold with a pair of loose split-front culottes, tying the T-shirt on top into a front knot to create an hourglass shape. A look perfect for the office or a day out when you want to dress a little extra nice. For an even more chic look, wear lace-up heels in millennial pink.

How do you wear this white T-shirt summer trend? Show us on social media and don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista!