Thought you’d exhausted all the ways you could wear your white t-shirt? You thought wrong.
Last season was all about wearing your trusty white t-shirt under your slip dresses, and to be fair, you could probably still get away with it. But if you’ve bored that power-duo to death, then say no more – we’ve rounded up some inspiration to sink your tee-th into.
This season is all about juxtaposing your crisp white t-shirt with occasion/formal wear or looking to feminine cuts, textures, fabrics, and accessories to elevate your outfit.
For example, if you tend to team your t-shirt with jeans, try a denim pencil skirt or kick flares instead. Otherwise, polish it off with a trendy pair of pointed-toe slingback heels or statement earrings.
In seasons past we were focusing on dressing down our slips and evening wear with sneakers. However this season the focus for generating new outfits from your humble white t-shirt relies heavily on being dressed up.
Tibi RTW Spring ’18; Stella McCartney Spring ’18; Tibi RTW Spring ’18; Loewe Spring Summer ’18
With any kind of trend, looking to the runway is always a credible place to start. For SS18 collections, designers were revealing the humble white tee as a key statement piece. Notable designers included Stella McCartney, Tibi, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, Leonard, DKNY, and Loewe.
For street style, the key themes of elevated athleisure and femininity explore hi-lo styling and a fresh focus on detailing. What makes street style so heavily sought after is its ability to layer many microtrends simultaneously without looking completely contrived. Think small or abstract glasses, top handle bags, tan boots, and check print – they’re everywhere. While tapping one or even two microtrends could be considered bold, the white t-shirt allows you tackle as many as you wish while maintaining the ‘effortless’ facade that is uniquely street style.
We’ve seen slogan tees rise thanks to fashion bloggers, vloggers and influencers heralding them in their grids, but what we’re really trying to achieve for the coming season is refining the look using the all-over white to offset other elements in your outfit.
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