6 Ways to Change Up Your Basic T-Shirts

As a mom, there are a lot of basics in my closet jeans, flats, and solid colored t-shirts. But just because the pieces are basic doesn’t mean you have to wear them basically! I often wear my t-shirts in different ways, just to mix them up and add some variety and visual interest. Plus, it’s nice to know a few ways to glam them up a bit for date nights and events!

Try these 6 fun and easy ways to change up your basic t-shirts!

  • 6 Ways to Change Up your Basic T-Shirts 1 of 7

    Click through for 6 easy ways to change up your basic t-shirts and make them work for every occasion! 

  • Basic Tee 2 of 7

    I love basics, and this tee from Target is one of my favorites. It's comfy, a good mix between oversized and nicely fitting, and it has a good v-neck. 

    Find it at Target for $9.

  • Add a Collar 3 of 7

    A removable collar gives a t-shirt a whole new feel. This one in particular, embellished with sparkles, makes a simple gray tee a little more fancy! 

    Collar from DownEast Basics. Find a similar one at Rakuten for $15.99.

  • Tucked 4 of 7

    A plain t-shirt can be dressed up super quickly when it's paired with a pretty A-line skirt. Vice versa, the skirt can be dressed down with a basic tee. Either way, they're a great pair for a semi-casual day. Add a cute pair of flats.

    Skirt from Target. Find a similar one at Asos for $46.11.

  • Half-Tuck 5 of 7

    To change things up ever so slightly, and make a basic t-shirt look a little bit more flattering, structured, and intentional, I do the half tuck. Throw on a pretty necklace and some fun flats and you're ready for a comfy, casual day! 


  • Layered 6 of 7

    A basic t-shirt can even be a great layering piece! Try layering it over a lightweight button up (a heavy weight one will make ugly bulges underneath a thin t-shir, so stick to the lightweight options) for a more structured and professional look. 

    Top from SheInside. Find a similar one at MayKool for $14.99.

  • Knotted 7 of 7

    An easy way to change the look of a tee is by knotting it at the waist. It has the same basic effect as the half tuck, since it lifts the hem of the shirt a bit and elongates your legs. Plus, it adds dimension and texture!


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