Confession: We have an embarrassingly large collection of old T-shirts. Why do we have so much of a good thing, you ask? Well, because it can take years to find The Perfect One. You know — the one that's just faded enough, just stretched out enough, and just cool enough to become an indispensable part of your wardrobe. Let's take a second and marvel at the power of the (legit) cool T-shirt: Pair it with cutoffs — instant festival outfit. Add a blazer and trouser jeans — coolest work look ever. Wear it to bed with your skivvies? Quintessential Hollywood dream-girl material.
But, we know you don't have years to build a collection of slowly unravelling tops — and that's why we're making it super easy for you to score an awesome one, right now. We've collected the coolest retro-inspired T-shirts from around the web, and added in some authentic vintage options for good measure. Don't forget those three killer styling tricks we mentioned above, and we can safely say our work is pretty much done here.
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Blood is the New Black Hypnotize Boyfriend Tee, $44, available at Blood is the New Black.
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Free People Vintage NYC The Big Apple Tee, $108, available at Free People.