Best Women’s Basic Tees for Fall – The Hollywood Reporter

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Everyone has a few fun, frivolous items in their closet, whether that’s sky-high stilettos you only wear once a year or sequined anything. But you don’t have to be a celebrity stylist to know that it’s the building blocks of your closet that you should invest in, since these pieces are the foundation of your wardrobe.

No matter who your style icon is, the humble T-shirt is a cornerstone of everyone’s collection. From plain to embellished to cropped, the best women’s tees can go from casual to elevated in an instant, by swapping out baggy jeans for a skirt or updating minimalist jewelry with a trendy statement piece. And if you’re looking to refresh your fall essentials, we’ve rounded up some of the best T-shirts for women that fit right in with the rest of your autumn staples.

From organic options to breezy vintage-inspired silhouettes, check out our top picks for the best women’s T-shirts, including from brands frequently seen on Hollywood stars.

1. Quince Mongolian Cashmere Tee

Look beyond white cotton with Quince’s Mongolian cashmere tee, which is made from ethically-sourced fabric and comes in a variety of colors.


Quince Mongolian Cashmere Tee


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2. Everlane The Organic Cotton Crew

Everlane’s effortless crewneck tee is made of lightweight organic cotton and features a fitted silhouette, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the brand’s best-sellers. It’s available in a variety of versatile colors, so it’s a great piece to stock up on all year. (Angelina Jolie, HRH Meghan Markle, Emma Roberts and Olivia Wilde are among stars who have worn Everlane’s essentials.)


Everlane The Organic Cotton Crew Tee

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3. Skims Stretch Cotton Tee

Skims’ effortless stretch cotton tee is a best-seller for several reasons: the flattering crewneck silhouette looks great on everyone, the stretchy jersey is super comfortable and it comes in a ton of stylish colors.


Skims Stretch Cotton Tee


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4. Kent Organic Cotton Crop ‘Crop’ Top

Recently seen on Shark Tank, compostable and ethically-made label Kent’s organic pima cotton crop top is lightweight and breathable, and comes in several cool colors.


Kent Organic Cotton Crop ‘Crop’ Top


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5. Agolde Mariam Tee

Whether you wear the sleeves cuffed or down, Agolde’s versatile Mariam tee looks great with black leather pants or your favorite blue jeans.


Agolde Mariam Tee


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6. Cuyana Washable Charmeuse High-Low Top

For dressier occasions, Cuyana’s washable charmeuse high-low top is the perfect fit. Made of eco-conscious silk, this luxe tee has a boat neckline, dropped shoulders, pleat detailing on the back and a high-low hemline.


Cuyana Washable Charmeuse High-Low Top


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7. Buck Mason Surplus Rib Tee

Inspired by vintage undershirts, Buck Mason’s Surplus rib tee (also available in white) is made of 295 GSM stretch cotton that’s designed to keep its shape. The classic crew neck, elongated sleeves, and lived-in texture give this piece an effortless look.

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Buck Mason Surplus Rib Tee


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8. Nike Yoga Dri-Fit Top

Whether you’re running errands or working out, stay comfy and dry in Nike’s Dri-Fit T-shirt, which is made of sweat-wicking fabric spun from recycled polyester and organic cotton.

Nike Yoga Dri-Fit Top


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9. Fear of God Essentials Graphic Logo Tee

Fear of God’s graphic logo tee (from its Essentials line of basics) has a wide crewneck hem and a boxy, oversized silhouette for stepping up any streetwear look.


Fear of God Essentials Graphic Logo Tee


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10. Beyond Yoga Featherweight Twist Out Tee

Whether you’re wearing this to downward dog or while out and about, this Beyond Yoga Featherweight Twist Out top isn’t your average tee. The cropped, open-back design is finished with a twist detail for showing off a bit of skin or your activewear bra, and it’s designed to flatter every shape.

Beyond Yoga

11. LifeLabs CoolLife Tee

LifeLabs’ CoolLife tee literally keeps you comfortable cool — by 3 degrees Fahrenheit, in fact, thanks to its proprietary Qmax fabric that helps to dissipate body heat. The material is lightweight, quick-dry, odor-resistant and breathable, the tee features low-profile seams and direct-print labels to minimize distractions. It comes in other colors and in sizes XXS to XXL.

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LifeLabs CoolLife Tee


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12. Enza Costa Ribbed Fitted Half Sleeve Crewneck Top

Kate Hudson, Kylie Jenner and Sofia Vergara are just a few stars who cozy up in Enza Costa’s luxe basics. The brand’s ribbed half-sleeve crewneck top (available in black and white) has a fitted silhouette and half-length sleeves for covering up on chillier days.


Enza Costa womens Rib Fitted Half Sleeve Crew Neck Top T Shirt, Black, Small US



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13. rare/self All-Gender Cutout Jersey Crew Neck T-Shirt

From Making the Cut season three winner Yannik TK, new Amazon label rare/self’s cutout jersey crewneck tee is made from organic cotton and adds a distressed edge to any autumn look.


rare/self All-Gender Cutout Jersey Crew Neck T-Shirt, White, 4



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14. United by Blue Women’s EcoKnit Pocket Tee

Made of soft organic cotton, recycled polyester and hemp, United by Blue’s EcoKnit pocket tee saves precious resources by spinning waste into something new and wearable. It comes in other colors.

United by Blue Women’s EcoKnit Pocket Tee


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15. Pangaia PPRMINT Organic Cotton Wide Sleeve T-Shirt

Earth-minded essentials brand Pangaia’s PPRMINT organic cotton tee is treated with (you guessed it) peppermint oil to keep it as fresh as possible. The result: a odor-resistant shirt that reduces the need for washing. It’s also made using a pesticide-free process that requires less water.

Pangaia PPRMINT Organic Cotton Wide Sleeve T-Shirt


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16. Amazon Aware Women’s Perfect Short Sleeve T-Shirt

The e-commerce giant recently launched its first line of eco-conscious fashion and home essentials. The Amazon Aware collection includes this effortless and affordable short-sleeved T-shirt that’s available in five colors (black, white, gray, brown, navy and lavender). It’s made of a sustainable blend of cotton, modal and elastane that meets ClimatePartner’s carbon neutral certification, and the buttery-soft fabric drapes beautifully.

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Amazon Aware Women’s Perfect Short-Sleeve T-Shirt, Off-White, Small



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17. Chaser Def Leppard Short Sleeve Tee

A rock ‘n’ roll tee is an easy way to channel cool-girl style. Chaser’s Def Leppard T-shirt gives the silhouette an upgrade with drop shoulders and cuffed sleeves.

Chaser Def Leppard Short Sleeve Tee

Chaser Def Leppard Short Sleeve Tee


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18. Richer Poorer Recycled Jersey Crop Tee

Made from lightweight recycled jersey, Richer Poorer’s recycled jersey crop tee pairs well with laid-back jeans or distressed denim shorts.

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Richer Poorer Recycled Jersey Elbow Sleeve Tee


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19. The Great Boxy Crew Tee

For the perfect tee that mimics the lived-in comfort of a vintage garment, The Great’s boxy crew tee is a chic option (minus the thrift store hunting). Made of polyester, cotton and rayon, this shirt is just the right length for a French tuck and has angled sleeves that look great on everyone.

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The Great Boxy Crew Tee


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20. LNA Kai One-Shoulder Tee

This sleek black tee by LNA — the LA basics brand seen on Kate Moss, Lucy Hale, Whitney Port and other stars — has a relaxed fit and a one-shoulder style and arm cutout to keep you well-ventilated during balmier fall days. It’s also available in white.


LNA Kai One-Shoulder Tee (reg. $95)


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21. Veronica Beard Jean Tazi Tee

For a pop of Barbiecore pink, Veronica Beard’s Tazi tee — from the label’s Jean line of basics — is a vibrant pick. The drawstring sides can be pulled to let loose or show more skin.


Veronica Beard Jean Women’s Tazi Tee, Vivid Orchid, Purple, S



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22. Levi’s Pepper Henley Tee

This super-soft striped henley by Levi’s gives retro vibes all fall. It’s made with a waffle-knit material that’ll keep you toasty during those chillier nights, and it’s available in other colors.


Levi’s Pepper Henley Tee (reg. $35)


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23. Madewell Baby Tee

Madewell offers a ’90s-inspired twist to the classic silhouette with this lettuce-edge baby tee. Made of a blend of cotton, modal (created from sustainably sourced beech wood) and elastane, this super-soft shirt has playful hems that elevate even the most casual ensembles.

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Madewell Baby Tee


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24. Alo Micro Waffle Sierra Short Sleeve Top

For a cropped and comfy silhouette that adds texture to your athleisure-inspired look, Alo Yoga’s micro waffle short-sleeved top features cap sleeves and a thermal and breathable knit material that goes from workouts to happy hour when you swap your leggings for denim and throw on a cool jacket.


Alo Yoga Micro Waffle Sierra Short Sleeve Top


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26. Re/Done Heritage 1960s Slim Tee

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect ’60s-inspired tee, this slim crewneck shirt in black or white by eco-conscious label Re/Done certainly delivers. (Miranda Kerr, Bella Hadid and Dakota Johnson are among the stars who are regularly seen wearing the brand.) It’s made of super-soft ribbed cotton and features an unfinished hem for that delicate-yet-edgy look.

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Re/Done Heritage 1960s Slim Tee


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27. Old Navy EveryWear Printed V-Neck T-Shirt

A plain white tee gets a makeover with a modern animal print and a soft-washed finish. This lightweight V-neck cotton shirt also has a comfortable stretch, a curved hem and a draped fit.

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Old Navy EveryWear Printed V-Neck T-Shirt (reg. $17)


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28. 1.State Puff Sleeve Rib Knit T-Shirt

For a Regencycore twist on the humble T-shirt, go with 1.State’s millennial pink rib knit tee that featured playful puff sleeves.

1.State Puff Sleeve Rib Knit T-Shirt


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29. Totem Curved Seam Tee

This statement-making tee by Totem elevates any everyday outfit, thanks to the dramatic sleeves, rib knit collar and luxe organic cotton fabric.


Totem Curved Seam Tee

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30. Outerknown Remote Tie-Dye Tee

Trends come and go, but tie-dye is forever. The perennially chic print is a pattern that never gets old, like the one on Outerknown’s Remote tee that’s made of organic cotton jersey and features an indigo-dyed pattern.

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Outerknown Remote Tie-Dye Tee (reg. $58)


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31. Sundry Women’s Vintage Tee

This tee by Sundry has a relaxed crewneck silhouette that looks effortless, and the lightweight slub jersey fabric makes it ideal for balmy spring days.

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SUNDRY Women’s Vintage Tee, White, S



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32. Vince Women’s Relaxed Tee

Nothing looks or feels as crisp and fresh as a new white T-shirt — and the subtle mint shade of this relaxed crewneck tee by Vince offers an elevated take on the all-American classic. Pair this lightweight slub jersey tee with blue jeans to complete the look — or practically anything else in your closet.

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Vince Women’s Relaxed Tee, Honeydew, Green, XS



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33. Rag & Bone Ryder Muscle Tee

A plain black T-shirt is one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe, so pick a good one, like this Rag & Bone muscle tee. Exaggerated padded shoulders add a sleek architectural element to an otherwise classic top. The mid-weight jersey is made from 100% cotton.


Rag & Bone Ryder Muscle Tee (reg. $115)


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34. Velvet Jilian V-Neck Tee

Mix up your necklines with this V-neck tee from Velvet by Graham & Spencer, which has been spotted on Lucy Hale, Lily Aldridge and other stars. Made in the USA from jersey that’s 100% cotton, it’s slightly longer, hitting at waist length.


Velvet by Graham & Spencer womens Jillian V-neck Tee T Shirt, White, Medium US



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