The Best White T-Shirts According to A Shopaholic

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7 November 2022

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This is dedicated to those who are on the eternal search for the perfect white T-shirt. Both simplistic and practical, the plain ol’ white tee is the perfect foundation for building a stylish look for almost any occasion. 

Without fail, if you’re ever having an “I have absolutely nothing to wear” morning, throwing on a crisp white T-shirt will give you that “I’ve made an effort without making too much effort” look. Having a few different options on rotation is key. 

It’s the chicest staple in everyone’s wardrobe, yet somehow it’s almost impossible to find the perfect one. So how do you find the best white T-shirt? While it might seem like a simple question, there are quite a few boxes to check, from fit to comfort. 

I’ve rounded up some tried and tested favourites (in no particular order) to narrow down your search!

Kowtow Classic Tee

Kowtow Classic Tee, $79

Your go-to everyday T-Shirt. This Kowtow Classic Tee is a workhorse. The 190gsm jersey cotton is fantastic quality and, not only will it wear well, but it will also stand the test of time in your wardrobe. Kowtow is one of the few Fairtrade & sustainable brands offering organic cotton classics.

Maggie Marilyn 01 T-Shirt

Maggie Marilyn 01 T-Shirt, $95

I can’t fault Maggie Marilyn’s 01 Range. Every piece works together, but individually, slides seamlessly into any wardrobe. The 01 T-Shirt’s fluted sleeves are what gives this piece the standout silhouette that is incredibly sophisticated with a feminine touch. The flare sits flat on the arm, and adds interest to a classic outfit.

taylor Groundwork Tee

taylor Groundwork Tee

Sometimes, you need a shirt with  a little bit of extra length. The taylor Groundwork Tee’s scooped back is such a flattering shape. You can tuck the front in thanks to the side slits to highlight the waist without compromising the shape. I also love the smaller sleeve shape – it sits nicely on the arm without hugging it.

Camilla and Marc Huntington 3.0 Tshirt

Camilla and Marc Huntington 3.0 Tshirt, $140

C&M reign supreme when it comes to logo t-shirts. Their latest additions, in their new logo and font have got to be my favourite. They are understated enough to be an everyday tee, but also add a nuanced element to your look. With a boyish charm, they pair well with slacks, jeans or mini skirts. Depending on your preference, you can go for the full name, or the iconic C&M logo, in a range of colourways!

Assembly Label Oversized Tee

Assembly Label Oversized Tee, $60

On weekends, or days around the house, I love a relaxed fit t-shirt. This Assembly Label Oversized tee, although boxy, doesn’t completely lose your shape. I usually roll the sleeve up a little bit, to give it a more off-duty look. If you love a street vibe, this one will exude a cool factor. Plus, with the warmer weather, you can pair it with bike shorts and a slicked back bun for a truly effortless off-duty look.

Bassike Classic Vintage T-Shirt

Bassike Classic Vintage T-Shirt, $119

Bassike are long standing champions when it comes to wardrobe basics. It’s unlikely you’d leave without finding something to fit. One of my comforts is the Classic Vintage T-Shirt. It’s a super lightweight cotton, which is perfect for a relaxed weekend vibe, paired with your favourite denim. 

Zara Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

Zara Puff Sleeve T-Shirt, $32.90

A staple doesn’t always have to mean understated. If you’re looking to experiment a little, or wanting to add a little drama to a classic outfit, this t-shirt is sure to tick all the boxes! Although Zara cycles through different iterations of their white tee’s, they are sure to always have a great range.

Marle Norton Tee

Marle Norton Tee, $300 

Blurring the lines between classic tee and elevated top, a silk option is the ultimate luxury. Designed to skim perfectly over the body and fit like a t-shirt, this is the perfect option for date-night or to wear in a more formal work setting.

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