The plain t-shirt is a staple in so many wardrobes that its reliability may sometimes seem like too much of a good thing. It’s so simple, fuss-free, and versatile that we often throw one on and leave the house without giving more thought to its wider potential. Rather than seeing it as a one-size-fits-all solution, try thinking of it as a blank canvas, or a foundation on which to build the rest of your outfit. Your t-shirt can act as a backdrop, making it perfect to highlight layers such as a slouchy oversized jacket, a shirt, or a scarf. It acts as a foil to bold accessories like a statement necklace, or a bag or clutch. Whether you prefer a slimmer cut or a more relaxed fit, one way to ensure your getup is suitable for both the office and the weekend is to make sure your t-shirt is well-pressed and fresh, whether it’s cotton, linen or polyester—you want to look effortless, not careless.