How to Wear the Basic Tee

widespread_life_logoSome days you might find yourself just wanting to throw on a basic tee but still look fashionably casual. *Maya from Widespread Life is here to show us some basic tees to choose from and how to wear a basic tee for those days. Be sure to check out this San Franciscan’s ramblings about anything from fashion to food to events at her blog. *

Everyone always says that your wardrobe is never complete without the little black dress but another basic must have in 2010 is the basic tee. I have to admit that I have five of the same tees just in different colors! Since I am mildly obsessed with basic tees, I have created a small guide on how to create the perfect look when wearing a basic tee shirt.

**Step 1. **You must start with a well fitted tee.

1. James Perse


2. J. Crew


3. Vince


4. Gap Body


Step 2. Pick the look that suits you

The best part of a basic tee is that you can transform it into any look. All you need to do is accessorize accordingly. If you are going for a casual feel throw on some really fun and colorful flats with your basic tee to maintain a feminine and playful look. But if you feel like dressing up your tee, here is what you need:

Basic Tee ( see pictures above)

Jacket (I always love to wear a blazer)


Skinny Jeans anyone?


Accessories! Let your jewelry be the focal point.




The basic tee, jeans and heels has become my “uniform” of choice.