5 ways to hot up a plain cotton t-shirt

The humble t-shirt long ago gave up its casual past and made the transition into every part of the wardrobe. But it’s still easy to forget its existence in a time when spring’s trends offer up so much more than plain cotton.

As a reminder of just how versatile a simple tee can be, it’s worth scanning through this shoot from Madame Figaro, styled by Julie Gillet. It visually lists the following 5 ways, if you’ll allow us to extrapolate, to hot up a cotton tee with minimal effort:

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Siri Crafoord: Madame Figaro
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Siri Crafoord: Madame Figaro
Siri Crafoord: Madame Figaro
Siri Crafoord: Madame Figaro
Siri Crafoord: Madame Figaro
Siri Crafoord: Madame Figaro
  1. Add statement jewellery, like a bold tribal necklace, on top of a tee for high impact.
  2. Contrast the ease of a cotton tshirt with the luxe fetishism of a leather harness.
  3. Layer a crop top or bralet over a tshirt. It doesn’t matter if the tee is a little looser and haphazardly pokes out from the bottom, it only adds to the effortless quality.
  4. Juxtapose simple cotton against luxurious textures like sequins or embellishments. The latter raises up the former just as the former pares back the latter.
  5. For a little bit of extra tomboy cool, roll up (and pin, if required) the sleeves of your tee.

For more inspiration on working the classic tshirt back into your spring wardrobe, as brought to you by photographer Alexandre Weinberger for Madame Figaro magazine, click on the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.