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8 ways to wear your basic white t-shirt

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Similar to how everyone needs at least one black pen in their stationery collection, I think a white t-shirt is an essential we should own in the wardrobe. I know what some of you may be thinking: It gets stained easily, it’s prone to spills, it’s an annoyance when it comes to laundry — I’ll just wear my black hoodie (again).

A white t-shirt is a versatile piece that can be paired with any other garment and works for almost all occasions. You can even dress it up or dress it down according to your style and mood.

If you haven’t found your perfect white t-shirt, here are some suggestions: Consider the different neckline, sleeve length, material and fit. A boxy, high-neck, jersey, cropped-top may look flattering on you, but not your friend. It’s all about experimenting! Never be afraid to try on new pieces – you might surprise yourself.

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