When I was living in NYC, I was working long hours at my regular job and then pulling late nights working on my blog. I was trying to make as much money as I could, save as much as possible, and to spend the very bare minimum. At one point, I seriously considering starting a recipe blog with everything you could make with eggs + bread, as those were two of my major food groups because it was super inexpensive. (And there’s a lot you can do with an egg and one piece of bread, trust me. I did it all that first year!)
A white tee and denim are the fashion equivalent!
I have always been a big fan of a white tee. In fact, I may be one of its biggest supporters. Over the years, I have stocked up on what has to be the most basic, but essential, closet staples. This is my favorite basic short sleeve white t-shirt and this is my favorite long sleeve. With such a simple “base” for an outfit, you can tone up (or down) your accessories for an endless number of looks. Add a blazer or a statement necklace or a vest. Wear with heels or ballet flats or even a comfy pair of sneaks.
This white t-shirt quickly became one of my favorites. The sleeves are a little (read: impossible) to get into a coat, so I can’t wear it if I’m going to be outside in the winter for prolonged time outside. But when I’m ducking from my car to a coffee shop? An oversized wrap or coat draped over my shoulders does the trick! (We’ve also been pretty lucky with one or two “warmer” days a week. 🙏🏻)
They describe the sleeves as tulips– it’s like an ultra feminine take on the bell sleeve. Could not love it more if I tried.
White T-Shirt (c/o) // Jeans (c/o) // Tote (similar option under $50) // Booties (on sale!) // Similar Bracelet (another option under $100) // Similar Necklace (similar option with cubic zirconia under $40) // Sunglasses