The 5 types of t-shirt that everyone should own

A staple style in every wardrobe, the t-shirt is a year round essential. A key player during the warmer months of spring and summer, the humble t-shirt also plays a pivotal role in your layered outfits in the colder seasons. But this doesn’t mean you should give up your wardrobe space to any old t-shirt, there’s far too many deep v-necks and “seemed funny at the time” slogan tees out there for that to be allowed, here’s five t-shirts that should definitely be in your wardrobe:

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Plain White Tee

The ol’ reliable. The plain white tee works with pretty much any outfit, so you should consider having a few of them in your wardrobe (accidents do happen…) For an effortless style, pair a good quality white t-shirt with a solid pair of jeans.

Patterned

Sometimes you need a t-shirt with a bit of character, in this instance a patterned t-shirt is the way to go. A patterned t-shirt worn under a light jacket will add just the right amount of flair to your summer style, but don’t go too bold. Keep the pattern subtle and simple.

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Stripe

The second ol’ reliable, a striped tee is perfect for when your outfit needs a little lift and a plain t-shirt just won’t cut it. The striped t-shirt’s origins can be traced back to the Breton Stripe of the early 20th Century and to this day this popular style is in a league of its own.

Ringer

A timeless style with the just the right amount of nostalgia, the ringer tee is a great retro style that should be in your wardrobe. Once a staple of your local bike gang, the ringer tee is the perfect style for a long summer’s day.

Long Sleeve

You don’t have to relegate your t-shirts to an unseen bottom layer as soon as the temperature drops. Add a long sleeved t-shirt to your wardrobe to see you through the milder days of late summer. As an added bonus: the long sleeve tee is ideal for covering up those forearm tattoos during that barbecue with the slightly old fashioned in-laws.