Girl's Best Friend: The White T-Shirt
What do your gingham skirts, ripped boyfriend jeans and slip dresses all have in common? Other than being all over our radar for 2018, they all, and will always get a big fashion-approved tick when paired with (drum roll) the trusty white t-shirt.
Oversized, cropped, slogan, stylishly distressed or plain and simple - there are lots of ways to get your white tees in the stylish good books. Best of all, they’ll always be a dime a dozen at your go-to online fashion stores (hint, hint: Peppermayo).
You’re probably thinking, “Duh, a white t-shirt to denim is like avocado to toast.” Correct you are, but as your local cafe knows there’s a subtle art to pulling off these famous combos - and the white t-shirt done well is the difference between your Insta pic going viral and well, doing your best Homer Simpson. So, join the Peppermayo fam whilst we get a little cluey on the freshest shade of tee, and how to pair it with your existing wardrobe.
Slogan tees, logo tees and graphic tees have lead the way into 2018 and we’re gonna call it, they’re set to stay. Whether you’re after a little embroidered something or those retro Miami tourist vibes a clean, white background makes an impact like no other (sorry, black). Girly it up with a frilly gingham skirt and heels, or go full European with check pants and platform sneakers.
Layer It Up
When the weather calls for a little extra with your overalls and slip dresses - white tees are the perf companion. Hot tip: White vintage tees! What are they good for? Other than everything, if you’ve ever had a look-see through Mr Vintage you’ll know these one-off babies come in larger sizes - ‘cos that’s cool, but it also makes for a little extra under your pinafores, or over long sleeve basics.
It’s all about balance, people! If you’re think of sliding into your culottes a crop tee will keep it streamlined up top, or if you’re stumped when styling your mini skirts, try a relaxed tee and rockstar belt. Get into cropped white tees, and take The Fifth Label and Nude Lucy into consideration for oversized goodness.
The best thing about a plain white t shirt is you can pretty much go bananas on accessories, statement shoes and bottoms, overalls or dresses in any colour. You’ll always find comfort (mental and physical) in the brands that do a perfect white tee, really really well: Rolla’s and Silent Theory nail forever basics, and The People Vs get that vintage look down.