As fashion increasingly skews in favor of comfort, the basic T-shirt has become one of the top women’s trends of summer 2020. But just because it’s one of fashion’s simplest items doesn’t mean it’s boring.
Cropped styles, oversized statement pieces and graphic tees can all produce a unique look. And when paired with the right layers and accessories, a T-shirt can suit virtually any summer activity, from lake outings to barbecues to Netflixing in the air conditioning. Rivet rounded up some of the best T-shirts to fill your closet this summer.
Urban Outfitters Project Social T Lace Trim Crew Neck Tee
This lace-trimmed shirt is perfect if you’re in the market for a fitted tee with a touch of Cottagecore flair. It’s made of soft ribbed knit to further elevate a casual-cool look.
Old Navy Loose-Fit Short-Sleeve Crop Tee
Whether you’re working out or just laying around, a boxy cropped tee is a perfect choice. Stock up on all of the colors and pair with jeggings to create your own lounge uniform.
Adidas Recycled Cotton Oversized T-shirt Dress
Pull on an oversized T-shirt dress over a bathing suit or bicycle shorts for a shabby-chic look. Get the most of out of the staple with a neutral color like this sustainable one by Adidas.
Asos Design Chill T-shirt
With its simple message and organic cotton makeup, this message T-shirt sums up summer plans. Style with your favorite pair of sweats and do as it says: chill.
J.Crew Vintage Cotton T-shirt
If you can’t get out to Montauk this summer, simply channel the beach with this vintage tee from J.Crew with a faded graphic of a beach scene and clinking wine glasses. Pair with distressed denim shorts for an especially beachy look.
PacSun PS/LA Oversized Dead Card T-shirt
This oversized tee in a faded charcoal hue adds a gothic element to any outfit. Wear on top of black ripped jeans for an even edgier effect.
Madewell Northside Vintage Tee
When you find that perfect basic tee, you need to stock up on every color. With a slim, slightly shrunken fit and a variety of shades to choose from, this style from denim brand Madewell could be your everyday T-shirt.
PacSun Fleetwood Mac T-Shirt
Band tees are always in style, and Fleetwood Mac is one that can appeal to a variety of generations and music preferences. Add an oversized denim jacket to complete the rocker look.
Lulus Duran Duran Tiger Washed Black Cropped Graphic Tee
With “Tiger King” one of the most popular documentaries of 2020, tiger graphics like this one are sure to make a statement. Pair with high-waisted denim shorts and a flannel shirt tied around your waist to finish it off.
YJack Jessie’s Classic Fit Tee
For a basic tee that’s gentle on both your skin and the environment, YJack has produced a piece that checks both boxes. Made from sustainably sourced Exfina cotton, T-shirts are tag-free and packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable pouch.