With the summer just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to look through your wardrobe and make sure you’ve stocked up on those fashion essentials for the season ahead.
Unfortunately, though, life isn’t always that simple, and the chances are that you’ll be on the look-out for new pieces to add to your collection, whether you’re preparing for a week abroad or you’re staying here in the UK and want to look your best when the sun comes out.
It’s easy to get carried away in the summer season and splurge on new tank tops, dresses and shorts, but the truth is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get yourself ready for the sun. In fact, filling your wardrobe with white tees could be the way forward.
Below, we’ve pulled together just some of the reasons why keeping it simple could be the key this summer.
T-shirts are comfortable
Let’s start with the most obvious benefit: tees are comfortable, whether you’re catching up at a local coffee shop with friends or you’re spending the day in the office.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your comfort in the name of fashion, especially in the summer months when it’s warm outside - and there’s nothing better than a comfortable tee to do exactly that.
Most girls fall into one of two categories: they wear a comfortable and stylish outfit or something totally impractical that looks great but makes them uncomfortable. Put yourself in the first camp!
The best part about white tees is that they’re an option throughout the year - in the summer, you can pair a plain white t-shirt with a pair of shorts for a relaxed look that’s breathable and flexible, and in the winter, you can layer a tee with a cardigan or jumper to stay cosy. Simple!
T-shirts offer versatility
We’ve just touched on this, but let’s say it louder for the people at the back. White t-shirts are so versatile and can be worn with virtually anything in your wardrobe.
Fancy wearing a skirt? You can rock it with a white tee. Want to keep it casual? Jogging shorts or leggings are the perfect companion to a white tee.
Consider your t-shirt the foundation of an outfit, and build something around it. Whatever the occasion, you’re bound to find something that looks good.
V-neck tees offer a fashionable look that adds shape to your upper half, whilst crew neck tees are great for layering and executing your figure.
Boxy crop tees can help pull together an outfit and give you a modern and sophisticated look, and relaxed fit tees are suitable for all sorts of occasions - pair with a floral skirt for a casual office look or joggers for the gym.
They’ll never go out of style
Perhaps one of the biggest appeals of white tees is that they never go out of style. Whether you’re trying to reduce the number of clothes in your wardrobe or you simply want to avoid unnecessary waste, tees have been a staple for decades due to their effortlessness, and we have no doubt that they’ll still be a staple in another ten years’ time.
Consider buying a few high-quality white t-shirts made from sustainable materials as an investment, and they’ll last.
With a couple of white t-shirts in your wardrobe, you’ll never have to worry about what to wear again - just pull out your tee and pair it with your favourite pair of jeans, a comfy jumper, or a pair of dungarees - the opportunities are limitless and help to streamline your daily routine.
T-shirts are an affordable option
Looking for a way to fill in the gaps in your wardrobe without breaking the bank? T-shirts are an affordable option whether you’re buying them from your local supermarket or a high-end fashion chain.
Of course, the quality of the finish and the materials used are going to change depending on your budget, but you don’t have to spend a fortune. In fact, some companies offer white tees in multipacks, which is a great option if you’re on a tight budget.
Messy eater? We know - white tees are more likely to show marks than other coloured tees, but you don’t need to replace them every time to spill something! Consider the benefits of soap nuts - a natural laundry detergent that comes from the berries of the Sapindus mukorossi tree, found in India and Nepal.
The fruit contains natural saponins, which cleans clothes and removes stains. If you can’t get your hands on those, go the old fashioned route with some salt, vinegar and baking soda - guaranteed to fight even the toughest of stains.
Go minimal with a white tee
Just in case you needed another reason to add some white tees to your wardrobe this year, remember that neutral and monochromatic t-shirts are a great way to change up your look and create a dramatic, minimalistic outfit.
Wearing a white t-shirt doesn’t have to be boring. Sure, it’s a basic item of clothing, but it has to work hard to make you look good, and it can serve as a ‘canvas’ that allows you to add your own unique touch to your look, whether that’s through your makeup, hair colour, jewellery or corresponding jean or skirt. Go all out!
If you’re looking for other ways to add some personality to your look, then add some colour with a printed tee, like the eco-friendly t-shirts available here at Ultra Tee.
We only sell tees made from sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and on some product lines, Tencel (fibre made from eucalyptus pulp), and our eco-friendly printing and embroidery techniques help to liven up your look without harming the environment.
What’s more, for every tee sold, we plant a tree to protect our forestry and keep the world green!
If that hasn’t convinced you that the white tee is the best thing since sliced bread, we don’t know what will!
Stripping it down and going back to basics with your style can sometimes be overwhelming or scary, but it pays to experiment with different looks - and having essentials such as white t-shirts in your wardrobe will make the process a lot easier. Best of luck!