Best Basic White T-Shirts Under $40

A white t-shirt is wardrobe staple and it does some heavy lifting. I wear them all year round (even after Labor Day)! They go with everything: high waisted trousers, jeans, skirts, shorts, overalls, and joggers (to name a few). Pair them with a cardigan, leather jacket, or cozy puffer. With Spring approaching, it’s a great time to refresh your closet with some quality basics. Check out the best basic white t-shirts under $40!

Everlane Pima Micro-Rib Crew Tee

This top (featured above) has a stretchy, snug fit. The ribbed detail gives it an elevated look that differentiates it from your standard white tee. Everlane also offer a similar option with slightly longer sleeves (elbow length). I especially love that the brand utilizes ethical factories and is transparent about the cost of making their garments.

American Eagle Soft & Sexy V-neck T-shirt

This drapey v-neck is SUPER soft! I have it in a few colors (including tie dye). It has great length so it will even cover your booty while wearing leggings! AE also makes a crewneck t-shirt in the same material.

Nordstrom Halogen Short Sleeve Crewneck Tee

I’ve purchased this top in several colors (and various necklines) over the years! The 50% pima cotton and 50% modal combo creates an INCREDIBLY soft feel (similar to the AE tee) and a flowy fit. Sizing is currently limited, but keep an eye out for a restock!

Uniqlo Supima Cotton Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt

When you’re shopping for basics, buying items with supima cotton is an excellent option. Supima cotton has extra long fibers that give it the premium qualities of strength and softness. This allows garments to get better over time! Uniqlo also carries this fan favorite, but white is currently limited in sizes. Out of all of the options listed, this one has the most traditional, boxy shape.


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