Few garments are as versatile as the humble T-shirt. An invaluable wardrobe addition, a classic T-shirt is the ultimate foundation of many an outfit, from your everyday ensemble of jeans and sneakers to sportswear, workwear and even more formal tailoring.

While a statement or printed tee certainly has its place in every wardrobe, it's the simple yet oh-so-effective plain short-sleeved T-shirt that takes the cake when it comes to year-round, multi-outfit functionality and style.

Ensure your wardrobe is well equipped with a solid selection of essential plain tees in a variety of colours and fits. Here are a few classic options from some of our favourite brands to add to your rotation.

Colorful Standard Deep Black Classic Organic T-Shirt

Colorful Standard is the go-to brand for season-less staples that are made to last. Its 100% organic cotton T-shirts come in a huge variety of colours, but you can never go wrong with a classic black tee like this one. Wear it with everything from tailored trousers to sweatpants.

Neutrale Sand Comfort T-Shirt

Made in Portugal from premium organic cotton, this unisex tee from sustainable Spanish label Neutrale is as comfortable as they come. The fabric has been dyed and washed for a super soft texture, so you'll never want to take it off.

Form & Thread White Supima Essential T-Shirt

Cut from sustainably sourced extra-long staple Supima cotton, known as the cashmere of cottons, this plain white T-shirt from Form & Thread is an ultra-luxurious essential. It's available in a range of flattering colours, so do your wardrobe a favour and stock up on one of each.

Delikatessen Sage Japanese Jersey T-Shirt

With its relaxed fit, super soft feel and subtle sage colour, Delikatessen's Japanese jersey-cotton T-shirt is a surefire wardrobe staple. Wear it as is or underneath a sturdy cotton overshirt for a laidback workwear-inspired aesthetic.

Riley Studio White Human Kind Classic T-Shirt

This white T-shirt from Riley Studio straddles the territory between plain tee and slogan tee, with its subtle and simple 'Human Kind' print. It's been crafted using a combination of organic cotton and recycled cotton, so not only does it look great, it's kind on the planet too.

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