5 Ways To Style A White V-Neck

5 ways to style a white v-neckLook 1- CasualToday we welcome Kelli Murray to the A Beautiful Mess family! She will be sharing styling articles with you this coming season! In her first post, she shares five fun ways to style a white v-neck tee! Enjoy…

Look 1: For this casual day look, I paired my white v-neck with a neon knit tank, lace trimmed denim shorts and a strappy sandal.  I'd wear this almost anywhere….thrifting, to the beach, out running errands, you name it.   A fun styling tip, which I incorporated here, is to tie a coordinating scarf around your purse for an added pop of color! A pair of sunnies and a hat go a long way too in finishing off a look.

Look 2- BohoLook 2: Probably my favorite way to style any outfit is with just a touch of boho.  I suppose this look has a lot of boho going on, but no complaining here!  I layered my v-neck with a simple cotton maxi dress, some vintage boots, a wide brimmed hat and an assortment of gold jewelry.  If I had been at Coachella, this is probably what I'd have worn.

Look 3- Dressed UpLook 3: For a more dressed up, polished look, I paired my white tee with a bold skirt and colorful accessories.  I often like to find two colors that work well together and make that the focus of my outfit.  Here, the bright orange of my skirt worked well with the turquoise in my clutch and necklace.  Not much else was needed but a top knot!  This look is perfect for a dinner date with the mister.

Look 4- LayeredLook 4: Here, I layered an oversized floral kimono over my tee and paired it with a colored ankle pant (my go-to of the season!)  This look is really versatile because it can easily be dressed down with a sandal or flat, or up with a heel, as I have done.  This is something I would wear to an art show or out to lunch with friends.

Look 5- ColorfulLook 5: So…confession.  I like to match with my baby.  A little ridiculous, I know, but I just can't help myself!  For this look, we went primary…mixing navy polka dots with bright yellow tights and coral pom headbands.  My v-neck quickly became just an understated layer, but what doesn't get understated when yellow tights come into play, right?  Bright tights usually call for some sort of celebration in my book, so that's just what we did in these outfits.  Birthday party at the park!

We just love this styling inspiration! It's pretty amazing how many different styles you can put together with just one simple piece like a white v-neck. Which look is your favorite? 

  • Adorable styles! V-neck T-shirts are becoming the choice for everyone nowadays. I also love to wear v-neck t-shirts and I am so excited to try these styles. Thanks for sharing.

  • the ways to tie a white v-necks look cool,and I think maybe tie a scarf will be more beautiful.

  • Love this post and your blog!
    I’ve made a feature on my blog and maybe more will follow since I love your posts!


  • Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.

  • Ashely, I did not make the shorts (I wish!) 🙂 I bought them from Free People.

  • Really great ideas! Could you let us know where you bought the floral kimono? Thanks!

  • the day you posted this, i decided to wear the casual layers look. i loved it! actually, my husband even said i looked “cute”! thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Aaaw:) I love Kelli. I’m so glad she is joining the ABM family. Love all the looks and your baby is do darn cute 🙂

    I love ABM. It’s so inspirational. Keep up the good work.

    Love frrom Portugal.


  • I like this a lot! The one with the baby is so colorful!


  • Did you make the lace shorts?? If so, can have a tutorial on that, please?

  • loving the lace trimmed shorts!
    great feature, great to read kelli’s contribution 🙂


  • Your post just saved my day! All I knew was I wanted to wear my kimono, but I couldn’t come up with anything to wear with it. Now I’ve just borrowed a v-neck from my boyfriend’s closet. Ha. Love it! 🙂

  • oh i like all your outfits 🙂 the last one with baby is so cute 🙂

  • My absolute favourite is the white shirt and kimono – a perfect match!

  • I probably never would have thought of any of these just because of the v-neck line. Thank you for the wake up call, this is great!

  • I love that last look! And I TOTALLY match with my kids too! Both at once, son and daughter. It’s pretty much awesome (and the husband if we can manage it). 😉

  • Love this! You can never go wrong with a nice white tee!
    xo Heather

  • I love the lace shorts in the first pic! So cute
    xo Emilie @ http://www.hungrydelights.com

  • Kelli is the cutest! I love that she’ll be sharing styling posts this season!
    I love all the looks here. I think my favorite is the floral kimono 😉

  • I think that whether we admit it or not, a lot of us mama’s like to dress matching (just not too matchy) with our baby’s. 🙂 Great post!

  • For those of you who asked!

    Floral Kimono is from Urban Outfitters / Ankle pants are by BlankNYC / Coral Maxi Skirt is by Cheap Monday / Maxi Dress is from Cotton On / Lace trimmed denim shorts are from Free People

  • She is so great….I can’t wait to read more of her styling posts!



  • AH!! My two favourite bloggers are collaborating!! So awesome!



  • i LOVE the look with the white v & the coral skirt. so spring/summer! bring on the sunshine! i just discovered your blog from kelli’s & i love it already!



  • The last three are my favorites and I LOVE the white V in general. Such a good look on so many occasions!

  • Aw, I wish I could get away with yellow thights! They look beautiful <3

  • I thought I’d figured out my fave until I scrolled down to the yellow tights combo! LOVE! The adorable baby might have been a slight factor ;o)

  • Love it! I’ve been looking for new ideas onhow to work with a vee neck tee! Thanks!

  • aw, absolutely love her! and all of these styles. i think the kimono is one of my favorites 😉
    xo TJ

  • Great inspiration for those boring white t-shirt!
    Thanks for sharing!

    I’ve got the exact same glasses that appear on the first pic. Are they awesome? 🙂

  • Colourful tights!!! I love them so. What a great article- will have to steal the man’s t-shifts more often.

  • Can you post info about where some of the clothes (like your kimono, maxi, denim shorts, polka dot dress and colored jeans) are from?! Love love love your style!

  • I love a white T, so versatile. The matching with baby theme; you should do more of! When my daughter was that age I did the same thing. All.the.time.

  • GREAT JOB!!! i loved all the looks. cant wait for you to do another post! love your hair!

  • Thanks for all the great ideas!


  • I love that kimono look. It looks stylish and comfy.


  • I love the kimono look. It’s stylish and comfy looking.


  • Wow, love all these looks! Hello Kelli 🙂


  • love love love kelli! so happy she is a part of the team! love these looks.

  • I’m really not doing enough with my white tees. 😉 Love all these looks, especially #3!

  • I practically live in v-necks, so this post is amazing. I will probably switch out the white for heathered gray, though, because that’s just how I roll.


  • I love how basic does simple magic 🙂 Thanks for shring!


  • I love the look of the white v with the long orange skirt, so bohemian and beautiful 🙂

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

  • Oh I do love a white v-neck AND that you like matching with your baby lol. Too cute. Great ideas for what do with those v-necks so as to spice up your wardrobe a bit. My fave look is #3 since I’m such a fan of flowing skirts and throwing accessories at a white shirt to make it pop.


  • Ooh, what a fun post! I’m such a v-neck addict, though I don’t have the basic white right now. I would opt for images 3 and four. I love the tucked into a maxi-skirt look, so flattering.

  • I love this! My favorite is the floral kimono look.

    Your baby is so cute!

  • Awesome post! I am a big fan of the yellow leggings and polka dots! Also loving the floral kimono! Great styling!

  • I honestly love every look! I think my favorite one is the dressed up look but I think because I’m a bit to short for the skirt I’m personally most likely to wear the one with the floral kimono! 😀

  • So pretty, i love a good white T so versatile.


  • This is such a useful post! So many times I look in my wardrobe (particularly in the winter) and feel like everything is just so plain and drab, so these dressing-up ideas are really helpful!

  • I love all the outfit posts, but do you think you could do some for bigger girls pretty please.

  • Oh! I loved the last one, the one with the baby! 🙂 so cute and colourful! 🙂

  • I love the look with the long skirt. Great ideas here- who would have thought a plain white tee could look so good?!

  • Oh, I love this. The white tee is such a basic, it’s lovely to see different ways of styling it! I really like look 3 and 4!


  • I recently bought a white plain t shirt,you really inspired me a lot.I never know a plain white t shirt could create so many look .

  • I love the 4th one! 🙂 love ittt! <3 esp. the color combo and the floral kimono! 😀

  • Yep,I agree, a white”T” is indispensable!Shweet styling’s, and shweeter baby!!

  • Work it, girl! I’m loving all if these, especially the coral skirt and the navy/mustard pairing! Excited to see more if your posts!


  • I’m not one to usually wear t-shirts, but this makes me want to give them a second chance!


  • Great post guys – who doesn’t have a white T-shirt? 🙂


  • white tees are one of the best pieces of clothing out there. one of my absolute favorite go to items. not to mention guys look super sexy in them =)

  • I love my white v-neck, so I am excited for these new great styling ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!


  • I love that floral kimono over the tee look. SO carefree! Need a template for the shrug. Wonder if you’d come up with one? 🙂

  • I love the first look with the layering and lace shorts! So darling! Also loving the floral kimono look

  • A white V-neck is a must in every wardrobe. It’s so versatile (as you are showing) and classic.

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