3 Winning Ways for 2022
Happy day, Reader Dear!
Why a white tee? Because they are a warm weather staple for many a woman! Maybe you? AND you find a white tee on every Must-Have dressing list. Yes, those lists are rubbish BUT I see the list items in many a closet.
So let’s work with what’s already there.
The white tee is the Rodney Dangerfield of tops. It gets no respect.
But it should.
The white tee lets the other pieces of the outfit shine!
Just because a white tee is a basic doesn’t mean it can’t have style. You just need to give it something to work with!
Let’s flash forward, get current, and style that white tee three ways that feel right for 2022!
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White Tee + Midi Skirt + Espadrilles
This Outfit Recipe flashes back to the recent French Girls Style Grows Up post! If you follow my capsule wardrobe posts (Find Spring here.), you might wonder where this skirt fits in. Well, fits is the operative word. I’ve been working on eating more healthily and moving more, so my green and blue midi-skirts don’t fit properly any more. I’m trying to decide whether to alter them or simply pass them along.
Huge dangly hoops and a straw bag complete the look. Simple. Easy. Stylish.
Tuck in the tee or knot it at the waist. A cropped tee would be fabulous with the long line of the skirt. For a cool evening, I’d top this with my jean jacket or biker jacket for some edge. Maybe a cardigan for a sweeter vibe. (Not likely. If I wore the cardie, I’d go for chunky lace up boots to take down the sweet. I’m contrary like that!)
White Tee + White Jean + Pumps
I’ve been obsessed with Italian style since my Staycation “in” Capri. Sooooo, let’s channel some Italian street style! Italians LOVE their all white looks. And so do I! (It’s good for my cool, light coloring.) And their heels! Although most of the all white Italian street looks I see are accented with gold, I’ll stick with silver, thank you. It’s better for my coloring.
If your coloring is warm, avoid bright whites and look for natural or ivory denims. (Sometimes called Natural, Chalk, Muslin or Undyed.) A soft warm white or ivory tee will be more flattering, too! I know one warm complexioned beauty who buys the bright whites and dyes them with tea to take the cool edge off. Then you can go Italian street style and wear ALL the gold jewelry!
White Tee + Pleated Skirt + Colored Bag
Pleats, please! Pleats are having another style moment. They were in. Then they were out. Now they’re back in again. Styles are cycling so quickly now that there’s no keeping track! You do you. If you love pleats, wear them. If you don’t, don’t.
Knotting the belt feels softer than buckling it does. Green sandals play in the same color family with the skirt. Why the pink bag? Green and red are across the color wheel from each other (Pink is a tint of red.) and are natural complements. A multicolor leather bracelet and silver hoops finish the look.
Oodles of White Tee Styling Ideas…
I’ve written about white tees more than once before. Mostly with jeans!
White Tee + Jeans Redux (And where to wear them. This was 2020 and I was deep in fantasy land…)
How About You?
Are you a white tee wearer? Have you ever used tea to dye fabrics? Do any of these Outfit Recipes feel like you? Which? How would you style yours? Does an all white look scare you? How do you feel about a skirt for casual wear? Does that feel right? How do you feel about the return of the maxi? (Yes, apparently the midi is on its way out… But for how long?) Do tell! I’ve saved a little corner of the interwebs just for you…