As Flannery O' Connor might say, a good white t-shirt is hard to find. I have one awesome stretchy short-sleeved white tee and one great long-sleeved one. These were long searched-for, but worth the hunt. They are an integral part of my winter wardrobe because I layer them under sweaters and cardigans (which I wear just about every day when it's cold). I have several collared shirts and camisoles that also serve the same purpose, but every winter I find myself wishing I had many more solid white tees. It's crazy how pricey of the most basic wardrobe staples can be, so I haven't taken the plunge yet to buy them.

HOWEVER, I realized yesterday that my husband has about a million of these:


SOLID WHITE T-SHIRTS! My husband and I can share t-shirts size-wise, and some of his are actually a little small for him, which means they are perfect for me! I can't believe it took me so long to realize that I could just borrow from his undershirt drawer to satisfy my layering needs. And since I'm the one who does the laundry, he'll never even necessarily have to know...

What are your winter wardrobe staples? Have you found creative ways to re-purpose clothing?

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman