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8 Inspired Ways to Style a Basic Tee

8 Inspired Ways to Style a Basic Tee

It’s not news: having a quality, reliable tee in your wardrobe is important. A plain tee is pretty much synonymous with “wardrobe essential”, and anyone with an aspiring capsule collection understands the value of having a small rotation of reliable basics to integrate in your everyday edit.

A good t-shirt can take you from your Monday morning coffee run to that super important afternoon presentation, all the way to celebratory drinks out on the town. It’s all a matter of what you pair it with, and whilst we would never disrespect a classic combo, there’s a world of style ideas beyond just “jeans and a tee”. Need some inspiration? Check out our favourite ways to style an Everyday Tee.


Let’s Get Down to Business

Take your tee from casual to corporate by pairing it with tailored trousers, refined accessories and your favourite coat or blazer. @paige_kennedy added The Longline Blazer and elegant neutral shoes and a bag for business-appropriate meets contemporary chic.




Just Add a Blazer

Elevate an otherwise casual jeans and tee combo by adding a blazer to look put-together with minimal effort. @anna_mac added her Navy Longline blazer over a tee, with pale-wash blue denim jeans, sunnies and gold jewellery for a no-fuss mid-week ‘fit.



…or a Trench!

Another classic combo that elevates your basic ‘fit with a touch of urban chic.


Classic Neutrals

Combine the comfort of a tee with the classic elegance of neutral colours and fabrics for styled simplicity. The Khaki relaxed Tee and the white Everyday Tee pair perfectly with The Relaxed Shorts and The Sleeveless Blazer.



Colour Contrast

Wear your tee with a piece of statement clothing for an understated but elegant look that draws the eye to your hero item. Paired with The Classic Shorts, the white Everyday Tee offers a light contrast, whilst the Relaxed Tee in Navy makes the pale blue pop.



Suit Up

Modern suiting is a blend of classic tailoring, elegant fabrics, and contemporary comfort sensibilities. Adding a Tee to your favourite pieces will add a cool edge to your sophisticated final look.



With a Skirt

Find the perfect mid-way between classy and low-key by pairing your tee with a pleated skirt. Add heels to turn up the elegance, or pair with classic sneakers for a relaxed weekend look.


Finally: Jeans and a Tee

Hey, it’s a classic for a reason! When in doubt, your favourite tee and your very best jeans is a failsafe option. Mix it up with long sleeves when the weather is unpredictable, play around with light and dark denim washes, and dress it up or down with heels, sneakers, jewellery and accessories.



These are just a few of our favourite looks. How do you wear your tee? Let us know @capsulecollectionwardrobe with your fave #meandmytee looks.


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