The $10 Outfit Lifesaver the Industry Will Never Stop Wearing

When I think about my daily uniform, there's one item I couldn't live without. Yep, I'm talking about my go-to black or white tee (usually $10 from Hanes) that I wear with a moto jacket and black jeans on the regular.

I seriously couldn't get through my sartorial life without the affordable basic. In fact, I basically consider it my wardrobe lifesaver because it works with just about anything in my closet and instantly gives any look that much-desired "cool" vibe, without fail.

And fashion people clearly agree. For what seems like, well, forever, this set has also embraced the basic white tee as the foundation to an elevated yet laid-back look. You know what I'm talking about—pairing a white T-shirt with a suit and booties for work; that tee with a jacket, skirt, and heels for a night out; and so on. To showcase the fashion world's adoration (mine included) with the no-fuss closet staple, I'm showcasing 15 fresh 'fits below. Keep scrolling for creative new ways to wear the classic tee.

Embrace the color-block look by wearing your white T-shirt with a bold blazer, vibrant pants, and an eye-catching bag. 

While you could wear the T-shirt with just a skirt, the blazer adds a sophisticated touch.

Try this ensemble for after-work drinks with a blazer, patent pants, and the trusty white tee. 

Remember this outfit when it's slightly warmer, combining the T-shirt with a pastel skirt.

Break up a denim-on-denim look with your favorite white T-shirt.

Tuck your tee into skinny jeans—and add a studded belt, a crisp blazer, and colorful booties for a chill yet polished vibe.

Keep it casual with a tee, leopard pants, and "dad" sneakers.

Sleek in nature, a plaid blazer with your white T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers works flawlessly for casual Friday. 

A classic white tee absolutely works for the office with a tailored suit and scarf. 

A layered look feels high-concept with a tee, blazer, and a puffer.

There's something timeless and cool about this ensemble with the T-shirt, modern trench, and wide-leg trousers.

Give your look extra dimension by layering an interesting tank over your tee.

A monochrome look is always a safe and stylish bet.

You'll turn heads in an instant by pairing your white T-shirt with an on-trend animal-print skirt and booties.

When in doubt, try your T-shirt with an oversize blazer and straight-leg jeans. It always works.

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