As the foundation of all wardrobe staples, the plain white t-shirt is the most versatile piece to own. This classic apparel comes in various shapes too, from fitted and slouchy, crop sleeves and roll ups, to V-neck and boat neck. With a little imagination, the one-size-fits-all top can easily be upgraded into workwear too, with courtesy to the athleisure mania. To prove a point, here are 6 looks inspired by the understated white tee for every day of your workweek.

1. New girl

Sometimes, tough girls just want the soft touch of cotton on their skin as they go about world domination. But it can still be a power look too – make it happen with your white tee, played up with strong colours, a bit of rock-n-roll and exaggerated detail for an empowering effect.

The products: Acne Studio white t-shirt | Kate Spade Pacey skirt | Diane von Furstenberg red scarf | Salvatore Ferragamo Foulard double handbag in lipstick red | MSGM ruffled heels

2. 60s vibes

Old soul at heart? Bring your retro spirit to the versatile tee with the right crew. We’re talking flared bottoms, kitten heels and hippie accessories, for an unmistakable 60s cool.

 The products: Acne studio white t-shirt | BCBGMAXAZRIA Jackee front slit pant | Dior Baby-D ballet pump | Anya Hindmarch shag shop shopper| Mulberry earrings

3. Interstellar

‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars’ – if you live, breathe and dress to Oscar Wilde’s famous words, this outfit will speak to you. Gather all the elements of the galaxy – orbitting planets, silvery rays, and twinkling effects – and you’re all set to launch.

 The products:  Acne Studio white t-shirt | Shiatzy Chen skirt | Bao Bao Issey Miyake Lucent Blocky Matte small shoulder bag | Chanel white & transparent sneakers | Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium watch

4. Borrowed from the boys

Suiting up is so much more fun if you’re a girl. The female blazer is a great way to complement the feminine anatomy, and tailored to give us that extra confidence closing that client deal. Punch it up with girly details, like a flash of pink, tapered trousers, and strappy heels. 

The products: Acne studio white t-shirt | Giorgio Armani silk trousers with grid belt | Paul Smith Women's Relaxed-Fit Navy Seersucker Wool Blazer | Furla Like top handle onyx handbag | Jimmy Choo x Off-White Jane 100 sandals

5. Golden child

Earth tones are neutral, tasteful and oh-so-versatile. As long as they stay in the same-colour family, nude and beige are elegant canvases for pattern mix-and-matching. Here, a myriad of iconic stripes and motifs make for an artful and seductive impression.

The products:  Acne studio white t-shirt | Versace Trésor de la Mer jeans | Fendi Colibrì shoes in beige | Longchamp L'Effrontée crossbody bag XS in natural | Louis Vuitton Metropolis eyeglass

6. I’ve got the blues

Paint Monday blues in a different picture with this striking blue ensemble. Proving that bold pieces can come together harmoniously, it just goes to show that the wow factor ruffles-stripe combo, electric-blue tones and watercolour prints is a setup of success.

The products: Acne studio white t-shirt | Diane von Furstenberg draped striped skirt | Muberry mini saton metallic blue handbag | Roger Vivier V white and metallic pumps | Balenciaga hoop earrings

Cover personalities and photos courtesy of Marion Caunter @marioncaunter and Teo Yi Ping @yipingteo

 

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