White tees and denim jeans sound like a snazzy summer song title cruising drop-top down PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Cue Jaden Smith lyrics here. The dynamic duo has become a systematic fashion pairing dating back to the 1950s Rockabilly era. Today, the quintessential pair continues to be a hit amongst both young and old crowds. It’s something about the freeing feeling of thoughtlessly pulling a white t-shirt and denim jeans that emphasis summertime fine, but somehow only reflects a picnic in the park rather than a lunch meeting with your boss.
So, how does one style up summer’s most celebrated style staple in a way that won’t offend but become a recommendation amidst even the most prude co-workers?
When it comes to workwear during the summer months, we always suggest to err with caution in a way that isn’t predictable and boring, but a zesty supplement that expresses one’s personal style. The classic tee and jeans combo is an excellent option for “casual Fridays” in an environment that has a dress code or for more casual settings when you just can’t be bothered to go with anything else.
Tips to remember: Make sure you have the proper undergarments when it comes to white t-shirts, and yes, we’re all about “Free the Nipple” but take our foolish advice as the workplace may not be the best environment to display what your mama gave ya. A thick cotton-blend, crew neck is a great option to live by.
When it comes to denim cutoffs length is key, so you don’t want to go Daisy Dukes per say, but anything mid-thigh and below would be your best bet. Also, remember a looser fit is always office friendly you don’t want to make a trip to the bathroom. To keep things fresh and smart, tuck your white tee into your denim shorts and top things off with a belt, matching strappy sandals, and a dainty gold necklace to contrast with your lily white tee.