Have you ever noticed how much is written about the plain white tee? It’s practically iconic thanks in part to that timeless sexpot, James Dean.
|James Dean looking undeniably cool in a plain white tee.|
Nearly every fashion magazine lauds the plain white tee as “cool” and “effortless.” It has a band named after it. And it’s recommended as a wardrobe staple to be paired with everything from jeans to suits to full skirts.
|Kate Bosworth; image via People Style Watch|
Well, I’m here to celebrate the plain white tee’s cousin, the oft-overlooked plain gray tee. I don’t know why more isn’t written about the plain gray tee. It’s easily as versatile as the plain white tee and obviously a favorite of myfavorite timeless sexpot, Marlon Brando.
|Brando and a plain gray tee in A Streetcar Named Desire|
And yet it gets no love. Well, dear, sweet, awesome Plain Gray Tee, I love you. I think you’re great. Last week I paired one of you with floral printed pants. And today, I’ve paired another of you with a mocha-colored skirt:
Look how good you look with that skirt, Plain Gray Tee; far more interesting that a plain white tee would have been. I mean, think about it. Everyone expects a plain white tee in unexpected places; but no one expects a plain gray tee. Can’t you just hear the comments now? “Quelle surprise! That plain gray tee (Target) is so exciting and unusual with that mocha-colored skirt (vintage, thrifted), owl belt (Ross) and ankle-strap flats (Hive & Honey via Piperlime)."
So, don’t worry, Plain Gray Tee, stick with me and together we’ll topple the plain white tee’s colorless regime.