4 Ways to Take a Plain White T-Shirt to the Next Level

Over the heat? Nothing to wear? Update your plain white t-shirt with one or more of these accessories that’ll be sure to heat up your outift.

Add An Enamel Pin

Consider these to be the new, low-key brooch. Wear enamel pins on the collar of your shirt, on your sleeves, or even in groups of three. The eclectic, tongue-in-cheek styles are endless, including our favorites: an empty donut box and a Picasso’d out Kanye.


1.Valley Cruise Press Puffy Shirt Label Pin, $8; valleycruisepress.com 2. Mokuyobi Southwest Pin, $12; mokuyobi.com 3. Never Made Box of Shame, $8; never-made.com 4. Pintrill I Feel Like Pablo (Picasso) Pin, $18; pintrill.com 5. Proenza Schoujler Alphabet Enameled Brooche, $75; net-a-porter.com 6. Ban.do Mixed Emotions Pin, $10; bando.com

Add a Choker

As hard as we try to fight it, the choker trend is still going strong. So move on from last summer’s minimal black ribbons and opt for a statement choker (like Alison Lou’s new velvet emoji necklaces) instead.


1. Vanessa Mooney Concho Choker Necklace, $115; shopbop.com 2. Fallon Andalusia Sterling Lace Scalloped Singe Choker, $98; fallonjewelry.com 3. Viva Aviva Bandita Gingham/Metal Choker, $585; intermixonline.com 4. Simone Rocha Flower Choker, $263; matchesfashion.com 5. Alison Lou Pink Choker, $250; alisonlou.com


Add a Cotton Bandana

If there’s ever a time to rock a cotton bandana, summertime is it. The airy material adds a pop of color and pattern to your outfit, but won’t suffocate you in this crazy heat.


1. H&M Patterned Scarf, $6; hm.com 2. Urban Outfitters Cotton Patterned Square Neck Scarf, $12; urbanoutfitters.com 3. Levi’s Meeks Bandana, $15; levi.com 4. Donni Bandana, $68; donnicharm.com


Add a Tank Top

You know that itty bitty cami you have yet to find the courage to wear? Make likeKendall Jenner and layer it over a white shirt for a supermodel-approved look.


1. Fannie Schiavoni Chainmail Halter Top, $1,461; luisaviaroma.com 2. Zara Crochet Top, $10; zara.com 3. Tibi Éclair Sequins Cami, $495; tibi.com 5. Victoria, Victoria Beckham Crepe and Silk Satin-Trimmed Camisole, $395; net-a-porter.com

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