Essentials: White T-Shirts

A plain white tee. There’s something comforting about having a pile of white t-shirts stashed away for the days when you’re craving something familiar, soft and comfortable…or even for the days where you feel you don’t have anything to wear (despite having a wardrobe that’s bursting at its seams!). Because we consider the humble white t-shirt as an essential, we’ve dedicated this post to the best white tees out there in the market..from basic to high-end, slim fit to slouchy, crew-necked to v-necked options, from Made in USA to Scandinavian chic brands, we’ve got you covered with these top 10 picks!

White Tees




Everlane has a strong brand identity and is transparent about their pricing. With their delectable range of basics costing no more than 30 USD, it’s easy to go overboard. They have an amazing range of cotton and linen tees and we love that their white tees come in styles ranging from U-neck, to drop-shoulder, to box-cut, to v-neck.



Madewell was founded in 1937 and is now owned by parent company J Crew. While it might have deviated away from its roots (read this incredible story about Madewell’s history), their range of basics are very popular with the fashion crowd. Take a look at their linen bicoastal tee which is perfectly slouchy and ideal for warm weather. Or if linen isn’t your cup of tee (pardon the pun!) their soft textured  slub v-neck cotton tees are worth stocking up on!



Zady believes in working with US partners and their t-shirts are made with pure USDA certified organic cotton. Their white-tees are one of the most sturdy ones around. Amazing construction and details like a scooped hemline and cuffed sleeves gives their 02. The T-shirt cult status. At 36 USD, this is a great investment piece that won’t break the bank.



Another US brand which produces its tees using USDA certified bamboo and cotton. Their pine tees are  just 20 USD and made from 100% organic combed cotton. They’re also chemical free which is great if you’re sensitive to harsh dyes. We also like their spruce range which is made from organic bamboo and structured without being overly form-fitting.

T by Alexander Wang

T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang does a great range of basic tees for both men and women. His pocket tees have been raved about by even the most jaded fashionista and most fashion-savvy jetsetters will have at least one Pocket Tee in their closet. They’re 85 USD and sheer, drapey and perfect with skinny jeans and oversized sunnies for that off-duty model look.


Europe White Tees


This British high-street brand has an amazing range of basics that starts from less than 3 Pounds. We’re especially partial to their men’s flocked cotton t-shirts (great with a pair of denim cut-offs) from the Cedar Wood State range but this one at 2.50 Pounds is another great one to have in the closet for lazy days (extra points because you get to share this with your boy!)


Danish favourite Envii is filled with contemporary favourites and their best-selling Andy Tee comes in an array of muted rainbow shades. At 180 DKK (approx 26 USD), it fits into the spectrum of mid-range tees and the perfect go-to for wearing with silk pantaloons for a Scandinavian chic look.

Petite Bateau

This French classic label is known for their minimalist basics and their white tees don’t disappoint either. Their Timeless Iconic Round Neck Tshirt’ is just 8 Euros, 100% cotton and perfect for tucking into that flared mini skirt or paired with a chunky necklace.

Agnes B

Agnes B is another timeless French brand that has a range of great quality cotton jersey t-shirts. This brand has existed for years and their T-shirt Australie at 45 Euros is perfect if you want a white tee that keeps its shape after repeated washes and you admire the way French women always look so perfectly put-together.


If you fancy a long-term investment, this relatively new brand founded by Swedish couple Elin Kling and Karl Lindman needs to be on your radar. Their Stockholm T-shirt might be on the pricier side at 90 Euros but it’s beautifully handcrafted and made from a cashmere blend jersey. Who can resist a T-shirt colour named ‘marshmallow white’? This one definitely won’t look out of place at a power-lunch with the boss!

How to Get YOUR White T-shirt:

  1. Sign in/sign up to your ShopandBox account.
  2. Add what you want into ‘My Wishlist’ (even items not mentioned above)
  3. Once you’re ready, simply select the items you want bought, name your order, and hit the “Submit Order” button.
  4. You will be assigned a personal Boxer who will help you buy all your coveted items.
  5. Your box of goodies gets shipped to your door in 1 – 3 days* wherever you are in the world!

*if you opt for DHL Express

**Photo credits:,, imaxtree, everlane, madewell, zady, begood, alexandra wang, primark, envii, petite bateau, toteme.


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