Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Grey V-Neck Tee: 5 Style Ideas

For the loooongest time I heard people talk about plain v-neck tees and didn't understand what the big deal was.  I didn't know what to do with them and thought they were a waste of money.  As it turns out you can do a lot with them!  Duh.  I'm a little slow, mmkay?

There are infinite possibilities for wearing a plain tee, but here are five ways I've styled mine.  I pulled out general tips from each outfit so that rather than needing to copy an outfit exactly, you can dig through your closet and use the tips to come up with your own unique outfit!  


1.  Blazer + Jeans + Pumps
This is one of my favorite ways to wear a plain tee, but somehow I don't do it as often as I'd like to.  You can do this formula in so many ways, with all different types/colors of blazers, jeans, and pumps and add different accessories depending on the setting.  The look above could work for an office.  But I've also done this with regular skinny jeans, a black blazer, and pumps for a night out.  Just add some blinging bracelets or other jewelry and a clutch and you're set!  

2.  Add a pop of color in the shoes
The base of this outfit is again just jeans and the tee, but since that's pretty plain I wanted to spice it up a little with a nice pop of color in the shoes.  I like keeping the jeans neutral like white, blue denim, or black to let the shoes stand out, but you can totally do it with colored jeans AND colored shoes!

3.  Accessorize with a patterned scarf
Again, I started with a neutral base--white jeans and a grey tee.  Adding a patterned scarf is a very, very, very easy way to pull the outfit together.  Adding shoes that had a little more detail helped too, but isn't necessary.

4.  Pair with patterned bottoms
These pants are pretty wild, so a plain tee helped tone them down.  However, you don't have to get SO crazy with the pattern.  Pair your plain tee with any patterned bottoms, whether it's pants, a skirt, or shorts.  (The latter two are easier to do patterns with.)  

5.  Casual with sneakers
You can dress up a plain tee, as described in the first tip, but my inclination was usually to wear them casually.  Create a casual look with a plain tee and fresh sneakers!

What's your favorite way to wear a plain tee?  What will you try next?

My tee is from Target long ago.  Below are some options that range from $8.50 to $30...but don't worry, only a couple of them are as expensive as $30.  Ones in the top row have a heathered texture, which I love, especially for grey tees.

Links to Shop:
1.  Old Navy  |  2.  J.Crew  |  3.  J.Crew
4.  Target  |  5.  Target  |  6.  J.Crew Factory


  1. You can't go wrong with a plain v-neck t-shirt. They are so versatile. Love how cute your belly is getting!!!!! Love all the different ways you styled it. I love dressing up a t-shirt with a fabulous skirt and statement necklace.



  2. My one solitary maternity tee is a grey v neck from Gap. It was around £7 in the sale so I figured at the price it would be very versatile & it has been! I've worn mine in most of these ways already (I'm well into my 33rd week so running out of ideas in general!) & liked it so much I purchased a regular grey v neck for post-birth :-)

  3. V-neck T-shirts are a wardrobe staple for me. I have 3 in gray and a couple each in black and white, plus a few more in other colors. V-necks are more flattering on my 5-foot, medium build frame than a crew-neck tee, and suuuper versatile!


  4. Dude. If you're planning to breastfeed your little when she comes, v-necks will become a MAJOR part of your wardrobe. I stocked up with a dozen of them when Old Navy had them on sale and wore them to death. So many ways to style them!

  5. such a great post! I just bought a plain grey tee and then though, how am I going to make this work! Thanks!

  6. Patterned scarf for the win!

  7. I love your blog. I've never commented before, but I just thought you should know that I check it every few days, and I love it. The concept is great and you do a good job. Congrats on your pregnancy.

  8. I like it with the blazer and especially with the leopard print pants!

  9. Ok! So I am not the only one who was a little away from v-neck tees :D

  10. Hi Audrey, just wanted to let you know about a couple of dresses I found recently that are GREAT for nursing in case you're hoping to do that with your little one.... really cute & easy.... I didn't think about needing items like this until I had my first. Now, I want to wear them every Sunday!!

    Here are a couple of links - they come in several colors/prints: http://www.nyandcompany.com/nyco/prod/dresses/faux-wrap-pleated-dress-print/A-prod460065/#.U3JzefldUqA ; http://www.nyandcompany.com/nyco/prod/dresses/silky-wrap-dress-abstract-stripe/A-prod640015/#.U3Jz-fldUqA.

  11. So cute! It is hard to choose, but I think my favorite is the one with the scarf :)

  12. I love my plain coloured v-neck t-shirts. Have them in navy blue, white and gray. Most of the time I style them with blazer+jenas+pums or skirts instead of jeans. I might even throw a scarf in the combo :D

    Greetings, Mia

    Home Cleaning Chelsea

  13. Such great advice! I have a grey tee addiction, I'm always hunting for the perfect one. And then I found the perfect one, and it sold out, so I can't buy any additional colours or a backup of it, so I buy more grey tees in case I find another perfect one, haha. It's a problem!

    Away From Blue

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  15. I love my gray tee - I tend to just pair it with jeans of some kind and then change up the jewelry and shoes - but I'll have to someday break out and try colored denim or patterned shorts!

  16. I have a scoopneck heathered grey tee I got from American Eagle a few years ago but have been looking for a replacement for while. I think a v-neck like the examples you provided would be a bit more flattering.

    I can't believe how quickly your little baby bump is growing! I know it's to be expected but it's still exciting to see picture updates :)

  17. i have the Old Navy Vintage tee in 2 shades of grey, its SO comfy!! All of these combos are great, but 1 and 3 are my favorites.


  18. I am a huge fan of plain tees because they are so versatile! Because I work in education, I have summers off of work, which means that I dress pretty casual when it's warm out. And because of that, I tend to wear outfits like these all summer long. I also wear tees with skirts pretty frequently :) Thank you for showing just how versatile a tee can be!! :)

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