With 365 days in a year and only so much room in a closet, rethinking the ways you wear an item is a must. It is easy to get stuck in a rut, always pairing the same or similar pieces together, or to let older pieces get tucked away with out reusing them.
A basic tee is one of the most versatile but also most underrated pieces in a closet. In hopes of sparking your creativity, here are a few ways to restyle your favorite basic tee with simple basic pieces you may already have in your closet. I choose a colored tee, but all these looks work great with any color.
Pink Tee (size medium – size up for oversized look) // Black Moto Jacket (size small – on sale) // AG Distressed Skinny Jeans (size 26) // Pink Patent Heels (similar here) // Celine Bag (not available online similar here) // Sunglasses // Black Watch // Nars Lipgloss
1. Date Night: While it might seem counterintuitive to grab a t-shirt for a date, pairing it with edgier and feminine accessories gives a basic tee a life of its own. Feminine colors and a pair of heels add a softer touch, while a black crop jacket and black accessories add an edgy, masculine balance.
Pink Tee (size medium – size up for oversized look) // Black Slim Jogger Pants (size small) // Quilted Slip On Shoe (runs a little small – went half size up) // Marc Jacobs Bag // Sunglasses // Black Watch
2. Weekend – Daytime: Weekends seem to scream “T-SHIRT!”, but a pair of jeans is expected. Add a twist with a pair of crop sweats paired with a dressier slip-on shoe instead of a workout shoe. I am obsessed with these new jogger pants. I got them in three colors – they are super soft and a sleek sweat pant. Pair a few simple accessories to your daytime look to create a laid back but put-together weekend ensemble.
Pink Tee (size medium – size up for oversized look) // Black Slim Jogger Pants (size small) // Pink Patent Heels (similar here) // Sunglasses // Black Watch // Celine Bag (not available online similar here) // Photos by JessaKae
3. Day to Night: If your weekends are anything like mine, sometimes it feels like the day’s activities necessitate a wardrobe change but allow no time for it. This is always a great opportunity to rethink a basic tee. Swapping your slip ons for a pair of heels instantly elevates this look from day to night-appropriate. This on-the-go look is always a great option for transitioning from errands to a girls’ night.
Pink Tee (size medium – size up for oversized look) // Grey Maxi Dress (similar under $50 here) // Report Ankle Boots (similar here and here) // Sunglasses // Silver Michael Kors Watch // Prada Bag (almost sold out – also loving this one) // Knot Bracelets
4. All day, everyday: My final look is one that you could wear anywhere. By layering a knotted tee over a maxi, you create a dimensional look that is both comfortable and flattering. Paired with a structured bag and ankle boots, this relaxed, unexpected combination is an outfit appropriate for any casual occasion.
Special thanks to Target for sponsoring this post. Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not indicative of Target.
I love one look more than the last! You have amazing style! Love the blush tee!
The Style Storm
I love all of these outfits! My wardrobe is probably 50% basic tees like this one! My favourite outfit is the third one, I love the cropped sweats with the heels!
Joanne | http://www.fashion-oh.blogspot.com
Love your pink heels! Must have the basic tee<3
Absolutely love how you styled all these four looks, I think my favorite is the last one with he maxi skirt and booties. I can’t believe the tee is from target! I must go out and buy it in all the colors it looks so good on you!!
I love that you mix affordable pieces into your wardrobe. It’s really refreshing to see someone use accessible pieces in such a fashion-forward way. Love the t-shirt/maxi combo!!
Love all of these!!
Especially the look with pumps and sweats!
Citizen of the World
Citizen of the World
All three looks are just so perfect – I cannot decide which I love the most!
All three outfits are so stylish and perfect for this time of the year but the last one is my absolute favourite!
I love all the looks but the one and three were my favorite. I somehow need a pink t-shirt badly.
Love look #1!
Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
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Ugh, I cannot pick a favorite! Seriously, great post.
Such a fun post! I love your date night look! That black moto jacket and skinny distressed jeans are perfect!
Love how comfortable these looks are! xx
I love the third look! There is something about casual pants with heels that I just love!!
I think that T is perfection.. and target?!? Sold!
I’m just in love with the maxi grey skirt and pink t-shirt look. Top notch, great job!
i love those black slip ones, might need to get them!!
Sandy a la Mode
Love how you styled all these looks!
This is such a cute idea! That tee looks great all 3 ways!
Kay // Fashionably Kay
LOVE! Thannks for sharing 🙂
I LOVE all these look ideas. You look fabulous in every one 🙂
My Fashion Fancies
these looks are all insanely lovely! need this tee asap
ladies in navy
I love this post – so many great looks! I am loving the heels with those sweats too! XO, D
I love these looks!
Love every look! So versatile! 🙂
That t-shirt is AMAZING! The first look has to be my favorite though!
Dana | pink champagne problems
Loving all four outfits! You look amazing and this pretty pink tee is gorgeous!
La Petite Olga
Love all of these looks!! I”m more ‘casual’ and I love the way you made the T still look cute even when dressed down. Pink is my favorite color too.
These looks are perfection!
I’m loving the casual chic look of t-shirts! I just recently joined a company called La Senorita Jolie, as a stylist. If you are interested in becoming a stylist, check out my Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/lsjmrca – for more details and to see the collection. Love the versatility of all the pieces!
My fave is look 3!
All amazing looks love it!
XX Nora / 1310bynora.com
Great styling options! I love the colour of your tee as well, pale pink is so on trend right now.
Nice outfits !
I have been looking for a pair of jogger pants just as these, I’m sad they are no longer available through Target. You look great in all these different styling options!
OMG! I am LOVING the quilted slide-ons. I am checking my local target now lol. Awesome style!
Basic t-shirt is girl’s power! Can mix it with everything!!!
Love the looks here!
just an awwwww outfit. It is just perfect. have no words to explain …..
I love how your style is soooo chill! Im so tired of seeing really insane get ups that have really expensive pieces! Thank you so much for posting this <3