4 Reasons You Need a White Tee + 10 Styling Tips

We all have those days when you wake up in the morning and have no idea what to wear. I know, I’ve been there more times than I’d like to admit. My secret to these days is a closet staple and lifesaver – a white tee. A white tee will always be my default on these days, because it creates a simple base for my outfit that I can easily expand on. With limitless possibilities of what to pair it with, I have found my white tee to be at the top of my list for closet staples. This Z-Supply white tee is only $28 from HER. Boutique, which many of you know I’m a brand ambassador for. Because of that, I’ve partnered with them to give you 20% off this tee and everything else online with the code MISSMOLLY20. Today, in addition to 4 reasons why you need a white tee, I’m sharing ten chic ways to style your white tee. Enjoy!10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee

10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee4 Reasons Why You Need a White Tee

  1. Versatility

    Without a doubt, a white t-shirt will be one of the most versatile pieces you will ever own. It can be dressed up or down for work or play and worn with nearly everything in your closet! Don’t believe me? Read on for ten ways to style your white tee. The possibilities are limitless!

    10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee

  2. Seasonal

    By far one of my favorite things about white t-shirts is that they can be worn during all four of the seasons. Because of it’s unique ability to pair with the majority of your closet, you will find your white tee being a closet staple year long.10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee

  3. Layering

    One of my favorite “rules” in fashion that I love to adhere to is the “third-piece” rule. This rule takes your street style to the next level by adding a third element for intrigue. Your pants and top are generally your first piece, and the third piece will be a vest, sweater, jacket, blazer, or scarf. I fully believe that there are no rules in fashion, but a white tee will essential for layering and making this “rule” possible!10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee

  4. Comfort

    I never knew a white tee could be so soft and comfortable until I got this one from HER. Boutique. Thankfully it comes in 7 other colors, so I may just have to stock up on my colored tees this fall. I’m always looking for tees for layering and this comfortable tee is has all the features I’m looking for including the perfect length and rounded hemline, a cute over-sized pocket, and a chic V-neck neckline.10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee

10 Ways to Style Your White Tee

  1. Denim – When in doubt, go for the always classic combination of jeans and a white tee. If there was one look I had to wear every day for the rest of my life, this would be the one. You will never go wrong with this combination, especially if you add a chic pair of heels!
  2. Boyfriend jeans – Yes, still denim, but a little more casual, boyfriend jeans brings out the casual weekend vibes we all know and love. A little relaxed is always fun and if it’s your style, a little distressing makes for a trendy flair. Pair it with your favorite flats and a tote and you are ready to rock the weekend in chic style an comfort. 10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee
  3. Blazers – Jeans and a blazer, shorts and a blazer, or a pant suit — you name it! A white tee will be your best friend under any classic blazer you own.
  4. All white – This is one of my favorite, trending looks and can be achieved easily with a little help from a white tee.
  5. Skirts– Often I find those amazing skirts that I want to keep the attention on. Whether it be a pleated maxi skirt, a lace pencil skirt, a fun printed skirt or a leather mini skirt, your white tee will your savior in keeping the skirt the star of the outfit! 10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee
  6. Plaid – As your layering go-to, a white tee is yet again a great option for pairing underneath your flannels for fall.
  7. Statement necklace – This is the perfect accessory to dressing up your white tee with a little fun! I love how a statement necklace can make my outfit go from simple to fun with just one accessory!10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee
  8.  Cardigans – As we transition into fall I’m still finding it cooler in the mornings, but warm in the afternoons. Cardigans are my go-to for layering. Lately I’ve been finding long cardigans my favorite, but long or short, a white tee is the perfect option to pair underneath.
  9. Moto-jacket – Have I mentioned how much I love moto-jackets? I have vegan leather jackets in 6 colors and a white tee makes the perfect addition to this edgy look.
  10. Black and white – As evident by my look in this post, if I had to choose between pairing my white tee with black or denim, black comes in a close second. 10 Ways to Style a White Tee | Black and White | Why You Need a White tee


I’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite way to style a white tee?

Keep smiling!missMollyHeaderMINT

White tee: HER. Boutique.

(Use code MISSMOLLY20 to get 20% off this dress & everything from HER. Boutique)

Purse: Heirloom bags
Hat: (similar here)
Leggings: Beta-Brand

Photo Credit //  Samantha Weissbach Photography

Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. Helen Harm
    September 27, 2016 / 6:28 am

    Yes to all of this! I spent summer collecting different types of white Ts because I knew I needed them to help my wardrobe and they have!

    XO Helen | http://www.KaleidoscopeSpinning.com

  2. Ivanna
    September 27, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    You look great! You cannot go wrong with a crisp white tee. Black leggings also a standard basic piece.

  3. Lori Lyons Luhrman
    September 27, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I am always looking for the best solid tees I can find so I will definitely check these out. As a stay at home mom, I like to look classy, but I also need to be comfortable. Many of the ways you’ve styled a white tee would work perfectly for me. Thanks for sharing!

  4. September 27, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    White tees are so classic and so tough to find! This one is super cute — great find!

  5. September 27, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    I can’t imagine not having a white tee! Great suggestions for styling it!

  6. Dana Brillante-Peller
    September 27, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    I love white t-shirts – I have a slew of white and black ones as they are the cornerstone to my wardrobe! I love the hem of the one you’re wearing!

  7. Aditi Oberoi Malhotra
    September 27, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Totally agree, babe! And you pull-off the white T flawlessly!!
    Adi xx

  8. Atsuna Matsui
    September 27, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Yes I definitely think a white tee is essentially in ever person’s closet!


  9. Thomas Falkenstedt
    September 28, 2016 / 3:29 am

    A white tee is essential for basically everything. Then again, there are numerous variations even to a white tee and I love the one you’re wearing, especially as you say it’s really soft. 🙂


  10. September 28, 2016 / 6:52 am

    White tees are CLUTCH. I had a phase where I owned waaaaay too many of them and got too comfortable wearing them…and only them. Ha! But can we also talk about those heels? DAYUM girlfriend. Work it girl!!

    Coming Up Roses

  11. September 28, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    I’ve been needing to get my hands on a good white tee for a while now! I’ll have to take a look at this one. It’s so cute on you, and now you’ve inspired me to wear it so many ways!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  12. September 28, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Everyone needs a white tee! Love these photos, youre adorable!

  13. September 29, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Yes! You are so right – we all need a basic white-tee for many occasions and styles. I recently grabbed one at Target! I always need a new one!

    xoxo, Candice

  14. snappedbygracie
    September 30, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Completely agree! A white tee is always a must! xx, gracie

  15. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    October 1, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    TOTALLY love this post, and sadly I don’t have a white tee. Isn’t that sad?! Now I need one, since I know how to rock it like you!

  16. October 2, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    You look so fab in this. I just recently invested in a nice white tee and it shrunk in the dryer!! 🙁

  17. Katrina Fernandez
    October 2, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I am amazed at how well you pull off White! This look is awesome!! You have such a great style!

    Checkout my new blog post SAMMYDRESS REVIEW
    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

  18. October 3, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Yes and yes! White t-shirts are so necessary. Love your outfit in this post!

  19. Linh Dao
    October 5, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    I have those days all the time! You make white tee look great!

  20. October 6, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I am obsessed with white tee. I have them in every shape and fabric.
    I think it is such a versatile piece. Loved all your styling tips here.
    That bracelet and bag are fabulous.
    Richa | Fancier’s World

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    October 28, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Love this simple yet chic look! Those wedges are SO cute!

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