Style Crop: Plain White Ts

Finding the perfect plain white T doesn't come easy. You could search 10 stores and come out empty handed. So when my friend Quinn asked for recommendations, I went back on the hunt. In the past I've scored at Urban and Zara so I started there, but the hunt lasted over 3 hours 🙂🙃

The perfect white T should be classic, worn-in, and flattering on the female figure. Think a chic French woman reading the morning news at a cafe or the fit of an old man's wifebeater tank. It should have the right details so when you throw one on you have an effortless look, and you can layer them interchangeably under dresses or with overalls (personal favorite).

I have a few guidelines:

- Look for spandex in the fabric, 2-5%. NOOO 100% cotton, it doesn't hold its shape.

- Fitted enough to graze curves, no boyfriend fits as the baggy effect isn't universally flattering. You can rock that style with some looks but it won't be the go-to (esp if you have boobs).

- Pick a slightly sheer fabric for max effortlessness

Here are my 13 faves (includes tanks too): 

The best all around comfy cool T I found, similar to my all time favorite Zara one (currently unavailable) 

New Look Rolled Jersey T / ASOS / $16

the runner up, I like how thin this looks and the fact it's 5% spandex (holds shape)

Winona Cropped T / Need Supply Co. / $12

for a slightly gnarly look -- Nordstrom customers reviewed a 4.7 (note: buy a size smaller)

Distressed Edge Tee / Nordstrom / $20

has an easygoing fit and short sleeves, but 100% cotton so not my #1

Jamie Top / Brady Melville / $16

 

for layering with bras or edgier pieces, also with TRACKSUITS 

Delphine Sheer Top / Revolve / $58

love the side gap it's giving me a Kate Moss vibe

Sand Dollar Tank / Free People / $20

one of my most worn pieces ever as it's a raw edge and has a cheekiness to it

Urban Renewal Remade Ribbed Tank Top / Urban Outfitters/ $19

destined to be paired with a flirty skirt or high waisted jeans

Ally Tank / Brandy Melville / $19

same thing ... so you have choices

Charlene Top / Brandy Melville / $26

loving the ribbed fabric & feminine fit

Out From Under Billie Shrunken Tee / Urban Outfitters / $20

the frisky ruffled edge top is perfect to layer under sweaters or jumpsuits

Gwen T / Need Supply Co. / $32

if you want a dose of attitude this is one of the best sayings tees out there

 embroidered au revior retro tee / madewell / $42

not exactly a plain white T but while we're here soak this one in

Out From Under Alexa Ruched Long Sleeve Top / Urban Outfitters / $29