5 Ways to style a plain white T-shirt

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I think we can all agree that white T-shirts are a closet essential, and one of the easiest ways to slay without having to try. In case you didn’t know, February 11th was National White T-shirt day, where Americans showed solidarity to honor the participants of the 1937 sit down strike whose bravery led to the unionization of the domestic automobile industry in the United States.

For February 11th (or you know, just future reference), here are five ways to style a white T-shirt, with 100% style and 0% tackiness.

Flare pants and a kimono

The relationship between women and jeans is kind of a love-hate one. I mean we appreciate the tight hugs and flattering designs that turn heads, but a day without the constant reminder that something is sticking ever so closely to your skin, sign me up please.

The white T-shirt, tucked into the breezy pants, underneath the kimono gives for an effortless look that screams comfy and classy. Accessorize with a stylish hat for a full on dress up or a charm bracelet for a casual day out.

Jeans, Mules and a slip dress

I know what you’re thinking, but no, slip dresses weren’t buried in the 90s. Yes mules are pretty fashionable, if you wear them right. Wear your white T-shirt and jeans underneath a black or navy blue slip dress and finish with silver mules. Accessorize with a simple necklace for a trend-chic glam.

Flared skirts and thigh high boots

The beauty of flared skirts is how beautifully they accentuate your waist, then fall to give the illusion of fuller hips. This flared skirt combines fun and flirty with conservative by showing just the right amount of leg that makes the thigh high boot a perfect choice of foot wear. Wear this with your white shirt tucked in, and add a statement neck piece for a confident finish.

Culottes, a tank, strappy sandal and socks

The first rule of fall/winter fashion is layering, and we have no plans of defaulting. Pair dark colored culottes with your white T-shirt worn underneath a neutral colored tank. Then don some black strappy heels for a classic and elegant look!

Leather jacket and ripped jeans

A leather jacket is another closet essential that takes your outfit from glum to glam. This look is perfect for those who’d rather stay casual. Pairing your white T-shirt with ripped jeans, a leather jacket and some sneakers gives you that delicate but grunge vibe. Pair with some sleek and strappy heels for a night out, or sneakers for a day of errands.


Lilian Ogbuefi is a Creative Writer/Blogger interning at Wably Media Group and currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and English at Fisk University, Nashville Tennessee. She identifies as a story teller and believes that story telling is the ultimate way to preserve thoughts and ideas while influencing the actions and decisions of the individual that interprets the story behind the art, thus, promoting change in the society. As a writer and filmmaker, she strives to embrace this modern form of expression by infusing it with as much positive messages as possible. At the end of the day, what’s truly important to her are, the messages we pass, the stories we tell and the changes we influence. “Stories change lives; make it count”.