Although we are in high summer, we’re already thinking about the chillier days ahead and how to better transition our wardrobe to fall. When it comes to transitioning pieces, nothing is as versatile as the white t-shirt; one of the most timeless staples you can own! We will show you ten stylish ways to keep wearing your trust-worthy tee when fall comes. By the way, these styling tricks will help you give a longer life to pieces you already own and achieve a sustainable wardrobe.
Pair a blazer and white t-shirt
When the weather gets chillier, wear a blazer over the tee and you’ll look effortlessly chic. You can use this combination with jeans, tailored pants or skirts. By the way, we love the combo blazer and skirt. Get inspired by the minimalist look of Debora Carminati. She wears a navy jacket and carries a navy pullover to keep her warm in style. Finally, the Italian Instagrammer adds a red lipstick for a pop of colour.
Keep it simple.
Do as Caroline Daur
Our adored Caro Daur is always a reference for cool outfits. She adds a little preppy touch to her all-white look with a pullover on her shoulders. Instead of wearing a scarf, wrap your fav knitwear around your neck like Lauren Santo Domingo and many other fashionistas do.
A t-shirt with pullover as a scarf for mid-season days.
Layering an oversized shirt over tee
If it’s not cold enough to wear a cardigan, just layer an oversized shirt over the t-shirt; leave the shirt unbuttoned, as if it were a jacket. Leia Sfez look is cool and takes the summer vibe into fall. For extra fashion points, wear the retro-looking round shades, which are one of the 5 Instagram-approved 2020 sunglasses trends.
Layering is the key for transitioning outfits.
How to rock the patchwork trend
This year, the ’70s-style patchwork trend is back big time. To transition into fall, just throw a patchwork jacket over your white t-shirt like the stylish French girl Estelle Chemouny. You can also get inspired by the Harry Styles trend on TikTok and wear a JW Anderson patchwork cardigan.
A white t-shirt balances multi-coloured patchwork pieces.
Grandpa vests are cool
Céline and Burberry brought the retro bourgeois vest back and we love it over a white t-shirt! This knitwear staple elevates your tee and gives you enough warmth for mid-season temperatures.
A grandpa vest layered over a white tee; a favourite BCBG look of the ’80s.
Dress down your office suit
Dress down formal suits with a crisp white t-shirt. Also, the t-shirt allows you to start wearing heavier materials without feeling hot. Pair a perfectly-cut suit with a tee like TyLynn Nguyen does with her The Row two-piece suit.
Elegant but not too formal, a suit and T-shirt is the perfect office look.
The iconic combo
Leather jackets are the staple you need for transitioning with your white t-shirt. Whether the iconic biker jacket or a blazer in black leather as the one Camille Charriere wears with her white tee are winning combinations.
Combo black leather, white t-shirt and boots to transition like a pro.
Elegant in leather
Leather trousers are a trend that won’t go away. Pair your pants with an immaculate t-shirt, throw a beige blazer over your shoulders like Josephine Aarkrogh and you’re ready to go.
’70s vibe, still going strong
Pair your white t-shirt with a ’70s-style sheepskin jacket. You can wear your shearling jacket and tee with jeans or why not, with golden pants and heels for a dramatic look like this one seen during Fashion Week.
Sheepskin jacket and white tee seen during Fashion Week.
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How to wear your summer dresses in fall
Keep wearing your summer dresses for a bit longer by layering a t-shirt under them to keep you a bit warmer. We see fashion-savvy girls using this trick with slip dresses and flowy maxi dresses. You can keep layering as the weather gets colder by adding a denim jacket.
Give a longer life to your summer dresses.
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