The Best Ways To Wear A Plain White Tee This Summer

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Whether you’re looking to dress it up with a skirt or style it down with some denim, these are our top picks for styling a plain white t-shirt, all with options from Dorothy Perkins, in a way that will stray from plain. 

When you take away all the fashionable extravagance and details that comes in tops and blouses (which we love nonetheless) what do you have? The answer: a plain white t-shirt. Through passing years and endless trends, it’s the one wardrobe staple we reach for again and again. The beauty of this top is, you can never go wrong. Unless, of course, you’re confronted with a precarious glass of red wine or wayward cup of coffee. But as long as you keep this top clean, crisp and styled in the right outfit you’re always bound to look fresh. 

So first thing’s first, if you haven’t already, be sure to add a white t-shirt into your summer wardrobe. From thereon, to make sure you’re not letting the casual air of these sartorial staples push you into style slacking, we’ll show you how to dress these essential tops in a way that’s creative and new every single time. Dorothy Perkins have long been a go-to for easy everyday tops and tees that we wear on repeat, and this season they’ve got all the best summer styles to wear with them. We show you how. 

With a Maxi Skirt

As unpredictable as a UK summer can be, you can always count on it to be one thing: humid. Therefore having a maxi skirt that lets the air in a little can majorly benefit your legs’ breathability - not to mention that maxi skirts are eternally stylish. The joy of wearing a plain white tee means that you can experiment freely with the print of your counterpart, which means you can make your maxi a funky pattern, whether it’s floral, animal, or an abstract tie-dye. If you’d prefer a solid colour, choose a skirt in a trending material like satin to add depth and shine. 

With a Shorts Suit

The perfect way to make your white t-shirt smart? Add a blazer. Since it’s summertime, pair with matching shorts and a pair of wedges - and there you’ve got yourself an office look that’ll work just as well as your 9am meeting as it will at happy hour later. 

With Blue Jeans

Here we have the casual cult classic- blue jeans and a white t-shirt. Simple, convenient, and always cute. Need we say more? Just add sweet summer sandals for an easy everyday uniform. 

Under a Slip Dress

This layered look will never fail to take your t-shirt to the next level. The slip dress increases the amount of sexy sophistication, while the t-shirt makes the look more day-time casual. An instant win.