First, get the right color for your closet. This means what color looks good on you AND what goes with more of your outfit options.
Second, find a good fit, softness, and flattering neckline. Avoid boxy fit options.
Third, easy care is very important. Wrong fabric blends can do weird things in the dryer and even the washer. Always follow and check the care labels. Comparing fabric blends from high end to low will help you determine what fabrics you like. Note: tees are not just cotton anymore.
Forth, do not focus on brand labels. All though, I love Michael Starts tees, I'm not willing to shell out $60 for a tee because of the name. You can find similar items for a lot less if your not concerned about the tag.
Fifth, teach your tee to actually work in your wardrobe. Do this by mixing and matching your pieces. Remember, opposites attract when it comes to mixing fabrics. Mixing a casual piece (basic tee) with a dressy piece (blazer or cardigan) is preferred in a lot of situations. This allows you to be prepared for whatever your day has in-store. Learning how to layer, tuck, tie, and mix fabrics will make your basic tee not so basic.
Post by: Elizabeth Knispel
Photos by: Carolina Hellal
Model: Kelly Mutz