In a world brimming with endless fashion choices, sometimes the simplest items in our wardrobe, like a plain white T-shirt or classic 511′ Levis jeans, can be the most versatile. In this article, I will focus on how to create several stylish outfits for men using just plain white T-shirts, a blue shirt, and a pair of 511′ Levis and slim-fit jeans. Plus, I’ll offer some tips on a few additional basic items to buy for even more outfit combinations.

Outfit Ideas:

Casual Cool:
  • Outfit: Pair a white T-shirt with your Levis jeans.
  • Styling Tip: Roll up the sleeves slightly for a relaxed vibe. Add a leather or canvas belt for a touch of sophistication.
  • Footwear: Sneakers or loafers.


Smart Casual Twist:
  • Outfit: Layer the blue shirt over a white T-shirt, leaving the shirt unbuttoned. Pair with jeans.
  • Styling Tip: Ensure the blue shirt is well-fitted. Roll up the sleeves for a more laid-back look.
  • Footwear: Desert boots or brogues.

Business Casual:
  • Outfit: Wear the blue shirt tucked into a pair of jeans.
  • Styling Tip: Add a slim leather belt and ensure the shirt is ironed for a clean look (optionally, you can pair it with a cardigan)
  • Footwear: Leather dress shoes or sleek loafers.
Evening Out:
  • Outfit: Opt for a white T-shirt under a black or navy blazer, paired with jeans.
  • Styling Tip: Choose a blazer that’s well-tailored. A pocket square can add an extra touch of elegance.
  • Footwear: Chelsea boots or dress shoes.
Weekend Vibes:
  • Outfit: White T-shirt with jeans, with or without a light denim or bomber jacket.
  • Styling Tip: Accessorize with a casual watch or a simple bracelet.
  • Footwear: White sneakers or casual slip-ons.
Layered Look:
  • Outfit: Wear a white T-shirt under a sweater or cardigan, paired with jeans.
  • Styling Tip: Choose a V-neck sweater to show the T-shirt underneath. Play with textures to add depth.
  • Footwear: Boots or moccasins.

Additional Basic Items to Consider Buying:

A Tailored Blazer: Opt for neutral colors like black, navy, or grey. It can instantly elevate a casual outfit.

Massimo Dutti, Boss

A Sweater or Cardigan: In solid colors, they can add warmth and style to your basic T-shirt and jeans combo.

Mango, COS


A Pair of Chinos: For when you want an alternative to jeans. They work great for both casual and more formal looks.

Chinos Adolfo Dominguez

A Variety of Footwear: Including a pair of dress shoes, casual sneakers, and boots to mix and match with different outfits.




Accessories: Such as belts, watches, sunglasses, and a selection of socks to add personality to your outfits.

The key to making the most out of a limited wardrobe is to focus on versatility and simplicity. By mixing and matching, and adding a few extra pieces, you can create an array of outfits suitable for almost any occasion. Remember, fashion is not just about the clothes you wear, but how you wear them. Confidence and comfort are always in style!

Let me know if you would like to see more tips and hints!


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