No matter how many bloggers and their photog boyfriends traipse around Los Angeles capturing a glamorous, highly styled look, the heart of real L.A. style is rooted in our unique ability to make basics feel cool. (When denim and a moto jacket is an acceptable combo at even the nicest restaurant, you know your city has a chill approach to dressing.) Mastering fuss-free isn't easy, though. Making wardrobe staples feel fashionable takes a handful of clever styling tricks.
Take, for instance, the white T-shirt. It goes with everything and is a building block for any wardrobe. But, who says a plain white tee has to be, well, plain? Not Kendall Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Alba. These three L.A. trendsetters have all worn the staple in cool, unexpected ways that we find inspiring.
If you've been relegating your beloved tee to casual brunches and lazy days at home, we've got some advice for you: Don't. With a few celeb-approved style hacks, the basic piece can take a seat at the grown-up table and take you from work to after-hours drinks in no time. So, let your 9-to-5 button-ups and girls' night tops rest for a second: A white tee is all you need. Click through for a trifecta of ideas you definitely haven't thought of yet.