Affordable Option: Hanes, $6
Aspirational Option: Tim Coppens, $90

The quintessential and most reliable summer piece is the white tee. It's simple, basic, and can be worn by anyone, no matter what your style is. It can easily be thrown over some short or jeans for a classic summer look, layered under a denim shirt or button down as a foundational piece, or rocked underneath your navy blazer for a dressier option. Simply put, the white tee works and plays well with any and all your other summer apparel. You can either continue to cop 5-packs of cheap tees and tear them up into rags once the underarms become saturated with pit-stains, or you can invest in a high-fashion version of the classic piece. Either way, this is a necessity.