They might be an afterthought in your wardrobe, but it's time for the white tee–a long-time staple of casual weekend wear–to be reconsidered, especially for night. With all of the complicated trousers, bandage-detail skirts, leather layers, and embellished jackets popping up in spring's evening looks, there's no better way to cut through the fuss than with the ultimate basic.
What makes these guys so special? For starters, they're all super-soft, and unlike your boyfriend's Hanes V-Neck, have a more elegant drape that's just right for night. Beyond that, it's all about the details: John Patrick's Organic Bias Tank is made of 100% biodegradable Cupro, has adjustable straps, and an unfinished hem. Kain's offering is in a 90/10 modal-silk blend with a fantastic oversized pocket. And of course, the master of all things urban chic, Rick Owens, does a super-fine ribbed knit, raw-edged long-sleeved tee with a signature seam up the back.
Of course, while we think these are three great options, we know there are tons of fantastic white tees being offered up, so spill it: who makes your favorite plain white tee?
Orgainc Bias Tank, available at LaGarconne.com. Kain Silk Blend Tee and Rick Owens Ribbed Cotton Top, available at Net-a-Porter.com.