Let's talk plain white T-shirts.
They evolved from underwear, scientists tell us that we find men most attractive when they wear them, and there's even a band named after them (well, hey there, Delilah). So why are plain white tees so popular? Just like the LBD, their secret lies in simplicity; the plain white tee is not there to be your look; it is there to support your look.
And for the shopper striving to tread more lightly, this is great news. By constructing an ensemble around this perennial basic, there ceases to be a need to slavishly buy up full looks of every new trend and you have a straight-up antidote to "fast fashion"—in other words, with some natty styling you can get a lot of ecological mileage out of a plain white tee.
Here are four simple ways to take your plain white tee to the next level: