The basic white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple for every women, as it can either be dressed up or down. It is referred to as a basic because it is one of the building blocks to building a solid clothing collection. Choose a fitted white t-shirt for a chic and seamless look or choose one that is loose and slouchy for a more relaxed and forgiving fit.
Be sure to buy your t-shirts in a fabric that is not too thin to prevent it from losing its shape.
Various necklines add interest: A round neck tee offers more coverage so is more versatile than a v-neck.
Different sleeve lengths will also determine wearability ranging from cap sleeves, sleeveless, elbow length and long sleeves. choose one that compliments your body type in the best possible way by minimizing any flaws or accentuating your best assets.
With the help of Trendsetters Collection - located 3 Perth Road, Mandeville - I have shown how different shoes, bags and accessories can transform a basic white t-shirt in 10 different ways. Every piece of clothing was in my wardrobe nothing was purchased except the t-shirt, so it shows that with very little money we can have a fresh update on pieces we already own ;)
1 Monochromatic Chic: High waist vintage Jean Paul Gaultier trousers are paired with a cropped blazer in a classic houndstooth print with pearl buttons; accessorized with a bold red patent leather bag by Milano. The red chain link necklace ties the look together and is a tougher alternative to classic pearls which can sometimes age you in a classic ensemble.
3 Colour-Block it : Wear a pencil skirt and a blazer for a chic ensemble, choose contrasting colours and add a statement tote to tie in with the other colours.
6 Casual: Denim skirt with brown contrast stitch detail pays tribute to the on-trend 'western/cowgirl' theme. I chose bold gold earrings, a cross body bag by Nicole Lee and brown statement wedges to achieve a carefree but trendy look.
7 Resort Casual: Geometric print palazzo pants paired with an oversized tote in a punchy red-orange colour, the nude Steve Madden platform wedges adds height and balances the look.
8 Relaxed: Red short shorts are paired with a cool chambray denim shirt and accented with a lightweight scarf in a tropical motif. Worn with nude platform wedges by Steve Madden and an oversized yellow tote.