Our jeans are great — they go with everything. And, we don't know where we'd be without our everyday ankle boots. But, without hesitation, we can conclude that it's our T-shirts that are the hardest working pieces in our wardrobe. A tee is comfortable, soft, and, once you've found the right fit, instantly flattering. We'll even argue that one can work just as well when paired with blazers for work and cutoffs for the weekend as they do with stilettos for the red carpet. Need proof?
Look no further than the slew of young style stars who are pros at mixing high and low. With this set, we see clearly that the basic, cotton T-shirt has a place beside ball gowns, ripped-from-the-runway designer creations, and vertiginous heels that were made for walking red-carpet-length distances only.
And, sure, you might argue that tees can make an ensemble feel less special, but we beg to differ. After all, if you're the kind of person who lives in your fave slightly slouchy top every other day, what's more special than learning how to make it look fancy-schmancy on a whim? Ahead, see the five best short-sleeved examples and the tips for making a major (but easy) T-shirt transformation.