The Humble T-Shirt Is A Spring Wardrobe Wonder

Tina, here.

I've become way too comfortable in cotton lately. I think it's the cold weather (it snowed last week in Nashville - if you were awake at 4am trolling Pinterest like I was, you saw it!), plus the need for washable clothing when you have a puppy. I seem to collect t-shirts and I am particularly fond of long sleeve t-shirts. Take this one. Scoop necks and v-necks are required. No crew neck t-shirts cause you'll end up looking as though you have a quite wide bust. That little open space at your neck opens you up and creates length.

A typical t-shirt is really intended to wear very casually. I like this Premium Cotton-Blend Women's Long Sleeve T-Shirt with jeans or athleisure. Like yoga pants. Which I prefer you to call running pants so you'll only wear them when you run (or walk the dog).

If you need to add some length to your t-shirts, wear a non-ribbed tank underneath that is a bit longer. The hem peeking out beneath is very casual, so don't try this for cocktails. Oh, by the way, t-shirts, cotton ones, will shrink into squares. Hold up a new t-shirt to an old cotton one. Look at the difference in shape. T-shirts shrink in length, not width, so your t-shirts will go from being nice rectangles to boxy squares. Just like jeans. They shrink in length not width.

But I love it when I can take a good working-class t-shirt and upgrade it to first class. You'll probably want to tuck it in and add some fancy pants or a skirt. This is high-low. A scarf will take it up even one or two more notches. Just pop it right over your jewelry. Nothing too precise here.

Related: The One Piece You Need That Will Multiply Your Spring Wardrobe

For a guide on how to wear your scarves you've been collection but never wear, click on the guide below!

If you can aim for the middle ground and wear your tee with boots and some jeans on the grocery run or to a quick lunch, you're doing great. I mean, how many of us get to meet our girlfriends for cocktails on a regular basis? Your t-shirt is now really working hard for you!

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