Good morning, friends! TGIF! Today I’m talking about how to wear a white t-shirt and jeans like a celeb. You’ve seen pictures, right? Jennifer Aniston is my favorite example of girl-next-door style. She can rock a white tee and jeans like no other, but how does she make this basic combination look so chic?
Of course fit is key, so I’m super excited to tell you about the Perfect White Tee.
My friend Carly Walko is a personal stylish and fashion blogger at Thirty Something Fashion, and after getting fed up with her favorite tees wearing out and being discontinued, she decided to design her own high quality t-shirt. They’re called Thirty Something Tees, and they are made right here in Pennsylvania. Not only that, but sales from these tees give back to the community — $1.50 from each t-shirt sold will be donated to K.Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. You must watch Carly’s video describing her inspiration and her mission.
She sent me one to try, and the second I put it on, I knew it was going to quickly become a trusted closet staple.
This white tee is so super soft, and it has just a hint of texture, which elevates it above your basic Gap t-shirt. It’s fitted but not tight, and it has the perfect V-neckline. She also has a grey tee that is made with a slightly different spandex content, making it fit a bit more snugly than the white. For size reference, I’m wearing the Medium.
I wanted to show how to wear a white t-shirt and jeans as both a fabulous stand-alone outfit, as well as a foundation for a layered look. Of course the key to making a white tee and jeans work is to be sure both fit to perfection. Don’t rule out tailoring — even for a simple t-shirt. That’s one tip I learned from Adore Your Wardrobe. I’d never have thought to tailor a tee before I took that course. Fortunately, my new Thirty Something Tee fit perfectly right out of the box.
I debated skinny jeans or bootcut, colored shoes or neutral, and I ended up styling my white tee with baby bootcut jeans and leopard pumps. And of course the accessorizing possibilities with a white tee and jeans are virtually endless. Statement earrings or a big colorful statement necklace would draw attention up towards the face.
A trendy lariat or a cool choker would work well too, but I kept it fairly simple with a layered quartz gold chain necklace, gold hoop earrings, and a stack of mixed metal Alex and Ani charm bangles.
To take the outfit up a notch, I added this red knit blazer.
I’ve had this in my closet for quite a while, just waiting for the right opportunity to wear it. I tried it over some dressier tops, but I absolutely love how it pairs with this classic white V-neck tee.
It has a great shape to it, and I love the seaming in the back. Because it’s cotton knit, it’s as comfortable as a cardigan but it flatters like a blazer.
The winged lapels and slant welt pockets are great details. It’s professional enough for an office environment, but the relaxed open styling keeps it comfortably casual.
This jacket runs small, so definitely size down. I’m wearing the small. It’s selling out fast, but it does come in 3 other colors — olive, navy, and black. They are all great basics that would be nice to have.
I can’t wait to have an opportunity to wear this outfit. It will be perfect for a lunch appointment or a blogging event or conference. If I swap out the bootcut jeans for black skinnies, it will also be a great night out look.
Perfect White Tee c/o Thirty Something Tees // knit blazer // barely bootcut jeans // Stella & Dot layered necklace & hoop earrings // assorted Alex and Ani charm bangles // leopard pumps // Louise et Cie shoulder bag
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