How To Style a Simple White T-shirt

How To Style a Simple White T-shirt

I read once in Glamour magazine that Nicole Rici’s go-to outfit for a first date was a simple white t-shirt and blue jeans. She said it was the perfect outfit because it was simple and casual, but you could add your personal touch to it with a handbag, jewellery or shoes that represent you without being over the top. If at the time that just flew over my head like a pigeon (I was 13 or something, so dating!?…), now it makes sense, but only in a dating situation. A simple white t-shirt can be styled in so many ways! That’s why today I love it, and think everyone should have one.

Make a White T-shirt Classy


I could have made the same post using a white shirt, however white shirts can quickly look really formal. Too formal. By replacing that white shirt with a white t-shirt you add some edge to your look and your outfit looks more trendy than formal.

For this first look I’ve style my white t-shirt with a bold silver neckless, a black blazer jacket that has a tone on tone zebra print, a black scatter skirt, stripy tights, black trainers, and a red bag. The necklace makes the look a bit more interesting and feminine while the bag adds some colour.




  • T-shirt: Gap
  • Blazer: Morgan
  • Skirt:
  • Tights: Primark
  • Necklace: Coconut Lane (get 20% off with out discount code )
  • Bag: Camaïeu

This look would be perfect for the office, a presentation or an interview (you might want to change the tights though and pick a skirt without a bow on it though…). You still look quite formal, but too serious.

Do you have a white t-shirt you like playing around with? What is you favourite look when you need to look a little formal?

See you soon, love


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  1. October 15, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I love simple white tees and dressing them is so fun because they are so easy to work with! I love how you styled it so much!
    -Olivia Xxx

  2. Terri
    October 15, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Oh wow that necklace is stunning!

  3. October 15, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Love this whole look! I love a white tshirt they look so chic and likenyou said pairing it with the right accessories can elevate the whole look. I’m obsessed with that necklace too! X

  4. October 15, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Gah I am such a plain person I need a personal stylist. BUT I spend so much time working I love finding tips that can help with clothes I wear both for Work and not!x

  5. October 15, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    White t-shirts are so underrated. You can do so much with them and they’re so cheap, you really can’t go wrong with them!

  6. October 15, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Hi, you cant beat a simple white top to dress up or down, I’m loving the bright pink handbag.

  7. Yiota
    October 15, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I love statement accessories and I always add a necklace or tassel earrings with a simple outfit! You look amazing! 🙂


  8. October 15, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I really like the idea of jewelry. A chunky necklace with a white shirt as the background is super chic!

  9. Lisa Dimaline
    October 15, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I love a white T-shirt with Jeans or a Skirt & then like to add either a cute cardigan or matching shoes and handbag 👜 White T-shirts are so classic! Great pics ❤️

  10. October 15, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with that necklace! Coconut lane has so much good stuff in stock at the moment.
    Loving the whole look as well!

    Beth x

  11. October 15, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    This is such a beautiful outfit! I love styling up white shirts they look so pretty and chic, I love the tights I can’t believe they are only from Primark?!!


  12. October 15, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I daren’t even count how many white t’s I own! You’re right, they’re perfect for most occasions and can be dressed up/down so easily!
    Tara xo

  13. October 16, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Thanks for this tip. between I love your glasses.

  14. Lauren Atkins
    October 16, 2017 / 10:40 am

    A white t shirt is such a good basic piece for any wardrobe, I usually only wear it as an under shirt for something else but you have inspired me to bring it out of the closet and use it as a staple piece. I’m not very fashionable so thanks for the advice!

  15. robin rue
    October 16, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Most of my t-shirts are either black or white. I love those colors because they go with everything.

  16. October 16, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Good article

  17. Nina
    October 16, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Aww… it’s so cute. I am not a good at mixing clothes, but when I look your tips, I find it so nice. Probably I will ry this new style for my school days.

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. October 16, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    You sure know your way around clothes & fashion! This outfit looks brilliant! I’d look like a slob with a white tee and jeans! You’re totally rocking it!

  19. October 16, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Yes! A million times yes! This is the first time I’ve seen this advice on a blog, so brava to you!!!
    I love my white T-shirt’s and have been utilizing them with my own style additives since high school. Such fun can be created from a simple T.

  20. October 16, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I love this, basics are so often overlooked but they can often make or break/ completely change the vibe of an outfit

  21. October 16, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I have way too many ‘simple white tshirts’ in my collection, but I definitely agree that they are a style must! You look gorgeous in your outfit too.. 🙊

  22. October 16, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I’m honestly not great at styling myself or anything really but I really liked how you showed how to style a simple tee. Think this is super cool and I think I will have to take some ideas from it.

  23. October 16, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I love this idea! So simple, but so effective. Really love how you’ve styled this outfit.

  24. October 16, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I normally stay far away from anything white, but I love how you have styled this white t-shirt and it really makes me want to grab one and see what I can do with it!

  25. October 16, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I love the way you styled your white t-shirt! Your statement necklace adds a touch of glam and your blazer makes it look chic. I also love your skirt.

  26. October 16, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    The outfit is gorgeous, but I especially love the combination of the skirt with the tights!

  27. October 16, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Ooooooh, I’ve never thought about using a white t-shirt as formal wear but the way you’ve styled it with a statement necklace and blazer looks really chic. And I absolutely love the bag, it adds a gorgeous splash of colour to the overall outfit. Great style tip, thank you for sharing! X

    Lisa |

  28. October 16, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Ooh yes I totally agree with this! I love to add a bit of bold to my white shirt outfits, so I often pair mine with my houndstooth midi high-waisted skirt and then some colourful accessories. Gosh I love that bag!

  29. October 16, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I just love how you styled this! Your necklace is so pretty. I like your purse as well.

  30. October 16, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    love it! You’ve definitely dressed up the tee! That’s what I love about a good basic, you can use it for so many different outfit combos and it always looks different!

  31. October 16, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    This is great! I love the simple and actionable tips here. The photos really help, also.

  32. October 17, 2017 / 2:15 am

    I’m loving this look and I like how you were able to dress this tee up. I try to stay away from whites while the kids are still small. I’m not a fan of doing laundry every five seconds, haha!

  33. October 17, 2017 / 3:49 am

    I always like such simple styles.This is a great way to look gorgeous with just a simple T shirt.

  34. Claudia Krusch
    October 17, 2017 / 4:37 am

    There are a lot of options you can do with a white t shirt. I love the look of this outfit. I like to pair mine with jeans and a blazer.

  35. Blair villanueva
    October 17, 2017 / 9:21 am

    White T-shirt is also my favorite. Its my freedom canvas, were I got an opportunity to style it depends on my mood. I wear statement accessories, or even add some badges and pins, and make it more interesting.

  36. October 17, 2017 / 11:45 am

    It is amazing how we can use white shirts and style them in unexpected but cool ways. I have to say I am also digging the patterned tights very cool!

  37. abbeylouisarose
    October 17, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    You certainly have jazzed up a simple look, Kirsty! I love the tights, they give the look such a classy edge! The skirt is very floaty and pretty but would also be suitably smart for work, so a great combo there! You’re rocking the red lip too! Keep slaying, girl!

    Abbey 😘

  38. Lea
    October 17, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I love that outfit! A white T-Shirt is such a staple peace to have and I love experimenting with it. But my go-to has to be white T-shirt and jeans (pants or skirt).
    Lea, xx

  39. October 17, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Great post, a simple white shirt really makes an outfit look put together. I love your photos! Xx

  40. October 17, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    That is such a great idea. I have loads of white t-shirts but I normally just wear them underneath something. I’m definitely going to try dressing it up next time!

  41. October 17, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    That necklace is beautiful! Surprisingly, I don’t have a plain white t-shirt to play around with but I definitely think I should invest in one. Just because they go so well with everything. This formal look is great!

  42. October 17, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Love this outfit, everybody owns a white shirt and this is a great way to style it.

    Abigail |

  43. October 17, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    White T-shirts are very understated! I think I need to invest in one as I keep buying slogan ones at the moment! xx

  44. October 17, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    It’s so easy to change it up with a jacket as well, dress it up with a blazer, dress it down with a bomber jacket! You always have to have a white tee in your wardrobe!

  45. Kayleigh Zara
    October 17, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I absolutely love the skirt it’s so pretty and the bow is such a cute statement piece! Your styled the shirt so well x

  46. October 17, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    You can’t go wrong with a staple white tee! It’s perfect for layering at this time of year, I’m definitey on the hunt for some good quality ones that will stand the rest of time (fingers crossed!) XX

  47. October 17, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I love adding a statement necklace to a white T as well! I don’t tend to wear plain white Tees all that much but maybe I should start!

  48. October 17, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Love the idea, but can never find the right white T…

  49. October 17, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Might want to buy that necklace as a present now!

  50. October 17, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    Love the sass and the stylishness in this shoot! Red lips & bag ooh la la! I love the classic white, statement tee, you can pair it with jeans or a skirt, or trouser, such a statement. Great post lovely!

  51. October 18, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I love the bag! I agree that white works from day to night but sometimes we should add more color to it. Thanks for the tip.

  52. October 18, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I love that necklace and that pink bag is so beautiful. The white shirt looks really classy when worn this way.

  53. TColeman
    October 18, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Accessories like that necklace are so perfect! I have a few plain shirts like this that I would love to be able to dress up more.

  54. October 20, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I love how you dressed up the white T, especially with the necklace! You never would have known that it was just a regular t-shirt. The whole outfit looks great, thanks for sharing!

  55. October 20, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Oh my gosh – what a fabulous necklace! That’s a fantastic idea for styling a simple white t-shirt. I also love your striped tights – super cute. 🙂

  56. October 21, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I’m usually a minimalist, but I love a piece of statement piece to revamp something super plain! LOVE this!

  57. Jessica Taylor
    October 22, 2017 / 2:50 am

    I love the blazer! such a simple way to dress up a white tee!

  58. November 10, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Hey, great look! In my opinion everyone should have at least one white t-shirt in their wardrobe. It is a universal piece of clothes that can be combined almost with everything. My favorite combinations are with midi skirt and beautiful necklace for elegant outfit or with white sneakers and colorful scarf for casual look.

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