14 Great T-shirts That Give the Basic Summer Staple a Whole New Look

It's nearly impossible to overlook the necessity of a great T-shirt. Whether paired with your oldest (and coolest) beat-up jeans or a frothy skirt, this classic staple is something we simply can't live without. That said, it's all too easy to accumulate a collection of bland tees that eventually don't even make it out of the gym, let alone your apartment. With that in mind, we set out to restore the glory of the Cool T and found 14 stand-out specimens that will function as the focal point of any outfit.
Above, from left: Mary Meyer Black Sun Ray Biggie Tee, $79 (was $158), available at Oak; MCQ Military Print Tee, $170, available at La Garçonne.
Above, from left: Topshop Brick Sequin Tee, $145, available at Topshop; American Apparel Loose Crop Tee, $17, available at American Apparel.
Above, from left: BDG Raglan Sleeve Tee, $28, available at Urban Outfitters; Opening Ceremony Glow in the Dark Flag Tee, $50, available at Opening Ceremony.
Above, from left: Topshop Dark Floral Tee, $50, available at Topshop; Acne Bay Print Tree Tee, $99, available at La Garçonne.
Above, from left: Rachel Comey Ruffle Tee, $170 (was $340), available at Opening Ceremony; Rag & Bone Smith Silk Tee, $275, available at La Garçonne.
Above, from left: David David Silk Tee, about $314, available at Colette; Surface To Air Crystal Tee, about $31, available at Surface to Air.
Above, from left: Wood Wood Seni Tee, $70 (was $145), available at Gargyle; T by Alexander Wang Basic Pocket Tee, $80, available at Opening Ceremony.

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