From The Straits Times    |

When will we ever get enough of basics? They’re great for those of us who don’t have the budget to get that huge wardrobe we all dream of and go great with everything. A closet of substantial basic pieces could in fact, give you several variations and outfit looks.

Here, we cover one of our favourite basics — and one that ALL of us have — the basic t-shirt. They’re a unisex piece that can be paired with anything, be it shorts, skirts, jeans, or even worn over a dress. Here, we’ve listed the coolest ways to wear a tee, inspired by street style stars.


 1. Go Feminine

Catching fashion blogger Chriselle Lim in a skirt is quite a rarity. But nonetheless, this self-proclaimed pants/trousers person looked effortlessly stylish and feminine in this ensemble. She pairs a basic white tee with a pleated maxi skirt and an uber cosy-looking long cardigan. We love how she kept all the colours in this look muted for a chill walk-in-the-park type getup.


2. Stick To Monochromes


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One thing to learn from Youtuber Jenn Im’s outfit: Monochromatic looks never fail. She wears her own brand T-shirt with checked trousers and to-die-for chunky platform boots. We’re digging the grunge girl look she was going for with this getup, from cuffing her trousers and t-shirt to her black beanie and even the simple black band bracelet. Love.




3. Rock It With Pops Of Colour


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We can count on Korean It girl, Irene Kim to make almost any outfit look like a 10. Here, she wears a mainly black ensemble — which makes her orange puffer coat, t-shirt graphic and purple hair pop. This gives a refreshing element to her look and is actually really easy to recreate.


4. Take It Semi-Casual


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Singapore’s very own style influencer Yoyo Cao displays her own take on the basic Tee. She elevates the t-shirt from causal to semi-casual by simply pairing it with chic wide-leg trousers.
Some tips when recreating this outfit – opt for pants with structure for a formal look, and if you want to take the outfit up a notch, pair with heels and a matching blazer.


5. Wear It As A Statement


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Italian fashion girl Chiara Ferragni made her statement-making Dior t-shirt the main accent piece of her outfit — and we’re obsessed. She paired it with a black patched bomber jacket, denim bottoms and put her hair up to give her shirt the limelight. This outfit will be super easy to recreate with pieces you already have in your closet.



6. Pair It With A Cool Print

Fashion editor and stylist Giovanna Battaglia pairs her t-shirt with statement leopard pants, metallic heels and her signature heart-shaped shades. She proves that the basic tee is versatile enough to be paired with crazy prints.


7. Wear It Warm


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British fashion blogger Susanna Lau’s take on the basic tee is great for cooler days (which, we’re experiencing now). She layered a t-shirt over her striped turtle-neck top for a cosy, yet stylish get-up.


8. Keep It Casual


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If sticking to basics is your thing, take this outfit from trend watcher and online influencer Linda Tol as your inspiration. We love how she wears her oversized Balenciaga T-shirt tucked into high-waist denim jeans, to make the outfit more body flattering and pulls the outfit together with a chic and classic red lip.



This article was first published on Female.