How to style a plain, white top


By Stephanie Boey

How to style a plain, white top

Every closet needs at least one plain white top, regardless of one’s personal style. It’s high up on our list when it comes to fashion essentials with its clean, fresh palette—making it the perfect building block to crafting a multitude of looks. The ultimate trifecta includes the three Ts: the tank, the t-shirt and the tunic. Ever-versatile, all three can be dressed up or down; thrown on for a casual day out or worn and even a job interview. If your closet were a football team, consider your fashion basics as your MVP. They posses range in the many ways you can wear them, and are natural all-rounders as they can suit any style.

Below, we break down 5 easy ways to put this talented multi-tasker to its fullest:


One way to snazz up a basic white top is to exaggerate blank canvas appeal by pairing it with items of a similar colour. A fresh, white ensemble is an understated way to turn heads without having the need to go OTT.

Blue jeans + White shirt = Match made in heaven

A timeless pairing! You can’t go wrong with this combo. Put your own spin to James Dean‘s signature look with modern accessories.

Edgy vibes

If you’re looking to edge it up, trust a hint of leather to raise the cool factor. Leather culottes bring a touch of bada$$ to the office-friendly trouser.

Pile on the layers


Up the ante by adding layers to your look. A high-neck button down elevates a vibrant-printed top even further.

Suit up

The easiest way to dress up a plain white tee or tank is with the help of a sharply tailored blazer. Pin-striped, chequered, block-coloured or animal print, they all play well with the plain, white top.

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