8 Basic Tees That Aren’t Basic At All

The perfect casual T-shirts to keep you looking stylish all summer long.

Who said plain tees can’t dress up a look? Casual is the new overstated with these 10 different “basic” tees.


Bias Drawstring Top — Kallmeyer (New York)

Image credit to Kallmeyer New York site.

Retail Price: $345

This simple, stylish top can be styled a number of ways, making it the perfect versatile piece to add to any outfit.

Jersey T-Shirt w/ Re-Nylon Scarf — Prada 

Image via Bergdorf Goodman online stores.

Retail: $950

Simple, classic, understated — everything Prada does best. The re-nylon scarf is the perfect accessory to dress up this simple look while keeping it casual.

Eddie Long-Sleeve Tee — Reformation 

Image credit to Reformation online stores.

Retail: $48

Perfect for throwing on with your favorite pair of denim jeans or neutral pant. This shirt is cute and casual, great for running errands or working from home.

White Cut-Out T-shirt — Versace Jeans Couture 

Image via SSENSE online stores.

Retail: $215

Lightweight and layered, this is the perfect basic tee to keep you cool during the summer heat and looking stylish in the process. Forget the little black dress, it’s all about the little white t-shirt.

Black Frilled Bra Point T-Shirt — Pushbutton (SSENSE exclusive)

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Retail: $290

Getting dressed to go out doesn’t mean forgoing comfort with this basic tee. The bra over the t-shirt makes this the ideal top to wear to any event where the dress-code isn’t quite fancy or casual.

Image via Sami Miro Vintage online stores.
Retail: $200
This beige number is perfect for any occasion, any time, any place, anywhere. Going out for drinks? Works. Going to the store? Works. Going on a first date? Just the right amount of not trying too hard. The sewed detailing makes this neutral piece anything but basic.
Becks Short Sleeve White — The Line By K
Image via The Line by K online stores.
Retail: $69
The square neckline and cut-off shoulders on this shirt accentuate the figure perfectly while keeping the look casual. This tee is perfect to dress up with a pair of classy slacks or long skirt, or dress down with your favorite pair of jeans or baggy trousers.
White Les Marins Slashed Piercing Tee— Jean Paul Gaultier (SSENSE Exclusive)
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Retail: $285
This white tee is light and breezy and the perfect complement to any outfit. It can be dressed up or down, making it the perfect going-out outfit or casual coffee run piece.
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