All the Ways to Wear is a monthly series where we round up the personal twists the Who What Wear team is putting on one particular item, style, or trend. Whether it's the trending denim of the moment or the season's It print, we hope to inspire your daily outfits and up the cost per wear on some of our favorite items.
The one basic item that team WWW can't stop wearing this summer is a simple white tank. Boring? Maybe. Cute? Absolutely. The good news is that you can snag one for just $7, and the great news is that you likely already own one. I've rounded up tons of outfit ideas from the team for endless white-tank inspiration, all of which I promise are anything but basic.
"Every time I ask my mom what I should wear, her response is always the same: jeans and a white top! This outfit is so simple, but I paired it with contrasting color combos for a bright spin on staple wardrobe pieces." — Nyia Giraud, client services manager
"My favorite part of every year is when our street style photographers send in their pictures from fashion week. WWW incorporates hundreds of street style photos into our stories each season, working with amazing photographers all over the world. Every city from Copenhagen to Paris has its own inspiring look and energy, but no matter the city or season, there are always key basic pieces like white tanks worked into fun new looks or put together in a timeless style, and these are my biggest influences when I'm investing in things for my own wardrobe." — Jacqui Lee, photo editor
"There is no easier outfit formula than a white tank and trousers, and I can't be convinced otherwise. Lately, I've been loving the ribbed tank offerings from Brandy Melville paired with baggy, asymmetrical pants like this pair from Lioness. I bring a touch of trend in with sporty sneakers and oval-shaped sunnies. I've been wearing this outfit on repeat for weeks now." — Natalie Gray Herder, associate editor
"I love a spaghetti-strap tank in the summer. All you need to dress it up are some menswear-style pants like this pair from Zara and a chunky sandal for a little contrast. I'm not really an accessory person (as in I always forget to put them on before I walk out the door), so I kept it minimalistic with a thin gold necklace and a pair of forest-green sunnies. You really can't go wrong with a shirt like this. I've also worn it with denim shorts, midi skirts, and loose-fit low-rise jeans." — Sydney Rende, copyeditor
"I've been working for literal years to set myself up with the perfect capsule wardrobe. While I'm still working on finalizing all of my pieces, I know one thing is for sure, and it's that this cropped tank from Aritzia is a must-have in everyone's closet. I styled mine with a black miniskirt, a slouchy denim jacket, sandals, and a pair of fun sunglasses." — Norah Murphy, influencer marketing manager
"There was a brief period in time when I thought to myself, are people noticing that I pretty much exclusively only wear this tank top? But if they were, I don't care—it's the best. It hits at the perfect crop-top mark and isn't see-through (which is hard to come by for white tanks these days). Oh, and the best part? It's only $7. I own it in almost every color, plus I keep a few extra of the white one on hand because I wear it so much during the week. While I style it with just about everything in my closet, my recent favorite combo is low-rise, baggy pants like this burnt orange pair and some cool retro sneakers. It's giving that effortless off-duty look that I'm trying to achieve this summer." — Anneliese Dominguez, editor
"White tank tops are a staple for me. I'm pretty sure I own about 10 that I keep on rotation! I paired my favorite tank from Aritzia with white cargo pants, a black kitten heel, and a sleek bag to make it my perfect, minimalistic day-to-night look." — Gabbie Garcia, advertising sales manager
"You can never go wrong with a simple white tank and a structured blazer. Add in a chic pair of shorts, sneakers, and accessories, and you've got yourself my go-to summer fit. Buy the white tank. You won’t regret it." — Megan Harris, senior manager, integrated marketing
"This tank is an editor favorite because it has a unique neckline and flattering cinching on the sides. I've been wearing it with just about everything lately, but especially printed pants. Add some sandals and a mini bag, and this look is perfect for summer in L.A." — Michaela Bushkin, associate fashion director
"A white tank top + linen = my go-to outfit combo in the summer. These shorts are light and breezy. I dressed them up here with a blazer for the office but will throw on heels for a night out." — Alex Kurtz, sales associate
"I'm really leaning into the 'coastal grandma' aesthetic this summer, and an oversize button-down with a white tank just feels right. I also like to pair the look with cargo pants and a charm necklace for a hint of Y2K nostalgia." — Natalie Thurman, associate podcast producer
"I love adding personal touches to my clothing, so when I found this vintage tapestry in an antique store, I knew it belonged on the perfect pair of white jeans. When I have a statement piece like this that I want to really shine, a classic white tank is always my go-to. It disguises my labor-of-love DIY piece as effortlessly cool. And there was definitely a lot of effort involved in making these pants come to life. For the rest of the look, I threw on some comfortable summer Birkenstocks, a vintage purse, and my favorite sunglasses!" — Grace Levin, graphic designer