By Mia Solkin
Mar 26, 2015 @ 5:50 am

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


The T by Alexander Wang ($235, 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


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

The Row Sabeen Jersey Tee


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

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Saint Laurent Stonewashed Silk Tee


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

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Valentino Cotton and Lace Tee


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

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