Wardrobe Basics – The T-Shirt

September 24, 2015

I have been asked a few times lately about t-shirts.

T-Shirts are the perfect building block for so many outfits.  They are a great staple piece to have in your wardrobe, they’re versatile, practical & comfortable.

I have a white, black & grey t-shirt in great condition at all times in my wardrobe.  My go to brand is Sportsgirl.  Their basics range of tees is around $25, I know my size, they’re always in stock & if I ever come across them on the sale rack I pick up a couple to have for the next round!  Because I wear them pretty much every day they don’t last longer than a season, especially the white one!  But because of the price point & the fact I take no care in my clothes washing, I don’t mind this kind of turn around.

If your laundry skills are better than mine & you don’t mind paying a bit more, Country Road tees last forever & Bassike are gorgeously on trend & well made.

I’m going to show you a variety of tees at a range of prices that will hopefully help you in your t-shirt endeavours & fill in a few of those wardrobe gaps.


The Basics – Black, White & Grey

Must Have Grey Tees, perfect wardrobe additions, in basic black, white or grey they’ll never date.  Or be bold & try a cream, navy or coral to step outside your comfort zone!  Scoop neck or V, find one you love & stick with it!

Grey Tees you must have

Keira Short Sleeve V Tee $14.95 from Cotton On, Cap Sleeve T-Shirt $34.95 from Country Road, Scoop V Neck with Tail $90 from Bassike


The Stripe

The next Basic Tee that will work in all sorts of situations is the Stripe.  Red, black or navy, choose a stripe to suit!

Stripe Tees

Stripe Yourself Tee $40 Well Be Elevn, Zig Zag Stripe T-Shirt $60 by Country Road, Stripe Linen Tee $60 by Witchery

More Than A Tee

How about a tee with a bit of edge?  A tee that doesn’t need a blazer or statement jewellery to be dressed up is always a bonus!  This is a great time to spend a little less on an on trend piece that won’t matter if it doesn’t last the season, or splurge on a piece will really make an impact on your wardrobe!

Must Have Statement Tee

Stripe Splice of Life Tee $30 by Dotti, Sequin Panel Tee $50 by Seed, Allie Large Grid Check Oversize Tee $24 by Boo Hoo

Graphic Tee

I love a Graphic Tee, what’s not to love?  I think we should all have something profound emblazoned on a t-shirt somewhere in our wardrobe, so much fun!!

Graphic T-Shirts

Boyfriend T-Shirt Brie Mine $25 by ASOS, The Nineties Tee $40 by Lock & Key Clothing, Guns N Rose Text Crew $20 by Cotton On (or two for $30!!)


In my next post I’m going to show you a few different ways to wear your Tees to get maximum wear from them – they’re not just for jeans! 

Stay tuned for a few t-shirt alternatives in Tops & Tanks in the next week or so.








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