12 Ways to Style a White T-Shirt

July 13, 2021 5 min read

12 ways to style a white t-shirt

A Wardrobe Staple

The classic white t-shirt is undoubtedly a closet staple. From fitted to boxy, ruched sleeves to cropped and distressed, white t-shirts come in all shapes, sizes and styles, and are arguably the most versatile item in your wardrobe. 

 

Not sure what to wear and experiencing wardrobe panic? Reach for a white tee. Headed to brunch on Sunday morning and need a cute outfit? Incorporate a white t-shirt. Have afterwork errands or an evening outing? You guessed it, a white t-shirt.

 

This versatile wardrobe staple can be dressed up or down based on colour pairings, accessories and textures, and is seasonless - meaning you can incorporate white t-shirts into your wardrobe any month of the year. White t-shirts create a polished look for any outfit and not to mention, as a neutral colour white looks good on everyone


As advocates for more conscious living and sustainable clothing consumption, white t-shirts are the perfect foundational item for outfit formulas and capsule wardrobes due to their versatility. They’re an article of clothing that lets you get the most out of your wardrobe and typically have a great cost per wear - assisting both the planet and your wallet in the long run, and ultimately increasing your satisfaction and use of your clothes.

 

White T-Shirt Outfits

Wondering what to wear with a white t-shirt or how to style a white t-shirt year round? To help you get started and spark some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of 12 cute white t-shirt outfits that will take you from weekend lounging to workwear ready.

 

Get ready to embrace colour blocking, experiment with accessories and elevate your not-so-basic white t-shirt. 

 

1. Classic White T-Shirt & Jeans With A Statement Heel

White t-shirt and jeans outfit

@littlelovelifestyle & @hersimplesole

A white t-shirt paired with classic denim jeans is the ultimate go-to outfit for easy styling. Depending on the length of your t-shirt, you can tuck it in for a polished look or have it loose for a more casual white t-shirt outfit. We love The Everyday Boxy Tee, which is the perfect length to keep tucked in or out no matter your height. 

 

To elevate your style, pair these wardrobe essentials with a statement heel or patterned bootie to elongate your legs and add a bit of spice to a casual outfit. However, if you are looking to keep it cool and casual, swap out your heels for a white sneaker or add a pop of colour with vibrant flats.

 

2. White T-Shirts As A Layering Piece

White t-shirt and cardigan outfit

Wear your favourite fitted t-shirt as a layering piece under a cardigan or looser fitting top to add dimension to your white t-shirt outfit. We love wearing our white t-shirts under cardigans which allows for a seasonless outfit as the top can easily be tied up or not, allowing for a cozy cover up and cool summer layer.

 

3. White T-Shirt With Dress Pants

White T-Shirt With Dress Pants, Comfy Wide Leg Pants

@thatsosona

Wondering how to dress up a white t-shirt outfit? Get workwear ready and style your favourite white t-shirt with dress pants like the The Comfy Wide Leg Pant and layer it with a blazer or cardigan - we personally love The Unblazer. Style this look with classic heels and in the warmer months opt for open toed heels for a summer look.

 

4. White T-Shirt & Jumpsuits

white t-shirt and black comfy convertible jumpsuit
@andreababer_

Love all things jumpsuits? Wear a white t-shirt under your favourite jumpsuit or romper as an extra layering piece. The white t-shirt allows you to transition strappy suits into the fall and adds contrast against the colour of the suit. Our top pick is The Comfy Convertible Jumpsuit which can be tied in endless ways for spring to fall styling.

 

5. White T-Shirts With Skirts

White T-Shirts With Skirts

@littlelovelifestyle

Looking for a comfortable outfit that can easily transition from one season to the next? Create a simple yet elegant white t-shirt outfit by pairing your white t-shirt with a skirt. Great for warm summer days, skirts can easily transition to the fall along with your white t-shirt when paired with tights or calf length boots.

 

6. White T-Shirt With A Sleek Moto Jacket

White t-shirt and moto jacket outfit
 @littlelovelifestyle

Opt for an edgier look and style your white t-shirt with a black moto jacket and denim bottoms. A great transitional piece, moto jackets are perfect for summer evenings or sunny fall days. With this look your jacket has the center stage as your white t-shirt acts as a nice backdrop for the sleek look.

 

7. White T-Shirt With Leggings

White t-shirt with leggings as an outfit

@viktoriawanders

Style your white t-shirt with the ultimate bottom - leggings. To wear alone as a top and pants or layered with a jacket, a white t-shirt and leggings is arguably the most versatile combination that can be dressed up with jackets, shoes and accessories, or left simple with a pair of sneakers and sweatshirt. To easily dress up this outfit, we love to pair our white t-shirt with The Dressy Legging.

 

8. White T-Shirt With Cropped Pants

White T-Shirt With Cropped Pants

@hersimplesole & @modeljanninec

Keep your white t-shirt outfit cool and summery by pairing it with a cropped pant. We love to pair our white t-shirts with The Comfy Wide Leg Crop for a breezy outfit and have the chance to showcase our favourite summer sandals, mules or flats.

 

9. White T-Shirt & Denim Shirt

White T-Shirt & Denim Shirt

@littlelovelifestyle

Pair your white t-shirt with a denim shirt for half of a classic Canadian tuxedo. Great for the warm summer months as a layering piece or light jacket in the fall, the classic white and denim contrast can be paired with black bottoms and gold coloured accessories if you’re aiming for a more polished style.

 

10. White T-Shirt & Pops of Colour

White t-shirt with combat boots and light pink jacket

@hersimplesole

As a neutral, white pairs well with any colour. Use your white t-shirt’s versatility as an opportunity to experiment with incorporating pops of colour into your wardrobe. Pair your white t-shirt with a colourful jacket like the salmon colour pictured above or experiment with colourful or patterned pants. We love to pair our white t-shirts with blue, pink and green tones for year round styling options.

 

11. White T-Shirt With Dressy Sweatpants

White t-shirt and dressy sweatpants

Keep your white t-shirt outfit cool and casual by pairing your white tee with a pair of sweatpants. We love pairing our Fair V-Neck Tee with The Dressy Sweatpants for a look that is cozy enough to lounge in yet perfectly polished for casual outings.

 

12. White T-Shirt & Cozy Corduroy

White t-shirt and olive green corduroy pants

@pumulokasaji

Stay comfortable and style your plain white t-shirt outfit with a pair of corduroy bottoms. With the added texture your white t-shirt outfit is instantly elevated for a cooler look. Keep the corduroy simple with neutrals like black or beige, or mix it up with rich tones like olive green and navy blue.

 

Find Your Ideal T-Shirt

Looking for the ideal t-shirt to take you from workwear ready to weekend lounging? Take the T-Shirt Quiz and find your match in under five minutes!

 

What are some of your favourite ways to style white t-shirts? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.

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