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March 26, 2015

If there's one basic that’s worth spending money on, it's the perfect tee. Has there ever been a time when this laid-back staple hasn't been in fashion? (We'll give you a hint: Nope.) Will there ever be a time when a tee is not the perfect complement to any outfit? Unlikely, we say.

On your next shopping trip, skip a season-specific splurge and pick up this wear-with-everything classic instead. Shop our top five picks below:

T by Alexander Wang Cotton Silk Tee

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The T by Alexander Wang ($235, shopbop.com) name pretty much speaks for itself, and Wang is the king of elevated takes on the style basic. This one has awesome sleeve-to-body proportions, which create an effortless laid-back look.

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Isabel Marant Split Sleeve T-shirt

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Isabel Marant is known for her chic French aesthetic and this tee ($210, matchesfashion.com) is no exception. It's also got the perfect boxy shape, thanks to split sleeves.

The Row Sabeen Jersey Tee

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From the brand known for the most luxe basics out of all luxe basics, we present you a tee from The Row ($280, farfetch.com). The jersey fabric guarantees it will be as soft as butter.

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Saint Laurent Stonewashed Silk Tee

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Saint Laurent's take is simple yet sexy ($590; ysl.com). The low V-neck ensures an easy transition from day to night.

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Valentino Cotton and Lace Tee

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For those who want something a little dressier, Valentino offers this beautiful number ($990, net-a-porter.com), which is backed with Italian lace.

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