So It Turns Out We All Need a £4 T-Shirt…

We bet you already have a white T-shirt in your closet, but if not, it's worth the £4 investment. Not only is the basic an off-duty weekend essential, but it can also be worn in some seriously stylish ways. We looked to some cool fashion girls for inspiration on how to wear the white T-shirt. Their outfit pairings revolve around the affordable wardrobe staple but go far beyond the standard jeans and tee formula.

Gilda Ambrosio wore hers underneath a silk wrap blouse with a patent skirt—a cool layering trick to elevate a simple T-shirt. And Diletta Bonaiuti paired hers with a bold pair of wide-leg trousers—a stealthy trick for keeping the focus on a statement piece. While some of their tops might not be the Hanes version, all you need to spend to get the look is £4.

Keep reading to see five fashion-forward looks that are built around a simple white T-shirt, and shop the pieces you need to re-create each outfit.

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Style Notes: Follow Gilda Ambrosio's cool layering trick, and layer a T-shirt under a wrap blouse.

The £4 Hanes shirt is a versatile piece you can wear over and over again.

Layer a T-shirt underneath a luxe silk wrap top.

Basic pumps get an upgrade with jeweled details.

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Style Notes: Stick to neutral tones, and play with texture by mixing silk, denim and suede.

Wear a silk bomber jacket over a T-shirt.

Try a new spin on denim with this off-white pair.

Get this affordable croc-embossed bag.

Style Notes: Balance out a simple white tee with a pair of bold, wide-leg pants.

Style Notes: Take a styling tip from Jeanne Damas, and wear your T-shirt with skinny jeans and patent pumps.

We love the patent details on the pockets and collar.

Topshop is a great place to find affordable skinny jeans.

Pair these bold patent pumps with a monochrome outfit.

Style Notes: Stick to a simple blazer and skinny jeans with a crossbody bag.