Ah, the ubiquitous white t-shirt. A fairly underrated item of clothing that, seriously, if you don’t have it in your closet, then what the heck are you even doing with yourself? It literally goes. with. everything. White is the original neutral and it never has to deal with that whole “____ is the new black” cliché because nothing can top it. Anyway, I’m rambling. On to the looks! (As I explained in my last post, you will see three of them, many of which contain less than five individual pieces of clothing. In addition, you will never see a product that costs above $100.)
Kohls scoopneck tee, $14
Look #1: Sometimes you just want to look like a bad-ass without trying too hard, am I right? Enter: the white tee. So James Dean. Just add a pair of black skinny jeans and lug-soled moto boots, hop on your pretend Harley (a broom that smells strangely of Mobil 1?) and leave those haters in the dust.
Look #2: Animal prints and ivory-colored dresses are, and I quote, “all the rage” right now. Combine the two by layering this crazy affordable strapless dress over your t-shirt. A red cardigan brings in a pop of color, while the sandals are just really freaking cute.
· Forever21 strapless dress, $20
· Madewell cardigan, $40
· Madden Girl sandals, $40
Look #3: Dip your toe in the military-inspired trend by wearing an anorak with that tee. A paperbag-waist skirt and woven flats temper the masculine detailing in your outerwear and add some femininity.
· Aryn K. jacket, $69
· Topshop skirt, $70
· Seychelles flats, $50
Sara Zucker currently works in e-mail marketing, coding until her eyesight gets blurred and the carpal tunnel starts to set in. She is also a freelance fashion writer and and blogger — her blog (www.sarazucker.com) has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Lucky Magazine, on Racked, Fashionista and Guest of a Guest, among others. Her hobbies include wearing sweatpants until the inner thigh area gets rubbed out, finding the tastiest chicken nugget and updating her inspiration cork-board each season. To fully grasp the awesomeness that is Sara, I strongly recommend that you follow her on Twitter at @sbz.