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When thinking about the ultimate wardrobe piece, the first thing that comes to mind is a great t-shirt. A great t-shirt is made of the softest quality fabric, has the coolest cut or a rocking print.With fashion trends changing so rapidly, we want you to look stylish wearing the ultimate t-shirt. A cool basic tee can be an essential piece in your wardrobe. We love wearing them with jeans, with pencil skirts, with perfectly tailored pants or sexy summer shorts. Here are our favorite cuts, colors and brands.
1. Helmut Lang Oversized Printed Jersey T-shirt. Retails for $210 on net-a-porter. Fantastic asymmetrical cut with a black and white shadow print will give a real downtown edge to your look. It looks super sexy with tight leather leggings or waxy jeans. Don’t forget the heels.2. Acne Above Collage Tee in Phantom Black. Retails for $120 in Barneys New York. A lightweight feel, universal colors and a cool message; these would look great with some jeans, bright pumps and a ponytail.3. Surface to Air Property of Biker Tee. Retails for $104 in Barneys New York. Great graphics can go a long way. It’s a conversation piece, it’s a statement, and it’s an expression. We love the Paris-based creative studio for their cutting edge designs and messages.
4. Bebe Samurai Print Tee Addiction. Retails for $44 at bebe.com or in Bebe boutiques nationwide. The laidback tee features a stenciled logo, studded details and love-torn wear. The great cut, bold print of this tee will pair up perfectly with sharp blazer and skintight jeans.
Tees with Benefits:
1. Simeon Farrar For Japan Kat Mouse Cotton T-shirt. Retails for $80 on net-a-porter. Invest in a tee that benefits a whole country. 50% of proceeds from the sale of this tee will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross earthquake appeal. Simeon plays on words printing Kate’s recognizable face in the shape of a cute mouse. Team it up with red skinny jeans and start representing a good cause.2. H&M Fashion Against Aids T-Shirt. Retails for $29.95 at h&m.com or H&M stores nationwide. This oversized woven tee is a great statement piece with a good cause.
3. FASHION FOR HAITI Limited Edition Charitable Tee. Retails for $25 in Bloomingdale’s. Buy this limited edition tee and net proceeds will be donated by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Foundation to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.4. CFDA Foundation “Fashion’s Night Out” Signed Tee Shirt. Retails for $45 in Bloomingdale’s. Invest in this limited edition tee, autographed by your favorite designer, and support Fashion’s Night Out! Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back in shopping.5. Tory Burch Japan RELIEF T-shirt. Retails for $29 at Tory Burch boutiques nationwide or online. “We ♥ Japan. 100% of the net proceeds of every Japan Relief T-shirt sold through September 15, 2011, will go to the American Red Cross to benefit the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief efforts.
We applaud these designers for trying to make a difference!