As much as we love a printed tee (tie-dye or striped for summer, please) or one with a clever slogan (our friend Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren’s top for J.Crew is a fave), it’s the straightforward scoop, or crew, or v-neck we usually reach for when looking something to pair with our jeans. And these days, when it comes to an easy, everyday option, it’s all about grabbing a longer one to tuck into something high waisted. See stylist Annina Mislin’s vintage Levi’s-and-Acne-tee look to see what we’re talking about. (We’re really stating the obvious here when we say that a white t-shirt with faded, worn-in blue jeans is always cool.)

Annina MislinLAID BACK Stylist Annina Mislin in an Acne t-shirt and her most loved Levi’s. Photograph by Katrina Dickson

View From the Topp blogger Kate Brien’s pick for white denim is also awesome. We love how she rolled the sleeves on a looser fitting option. Scroll down for twelve more tees we think are tops for summer. They’ll go with jeans you already have and the pairs you want to buy. And we think they – quite simply – speak for themselves.

t-shirtsKate BrienTUCKED IN TIGHT Kate Brien from A View from the Topp in classic gray and white. Photographs by Taylor Jewell