I’ve never been much of a tee-and-jeans girl. Typically, I’ve favored tailored button-downs, structured pants and loose-fitting blazers—no matter the season. But something about spring always inspires me to unleash the tee-lover within, leaving me in need of adorable spring tees at basically all times. (I’m sad to report that my go-to approach—stealing T-shirts from my boyfriend—has garnered too many complaints to be sustainable, even if those complaints are just coming from him.)
Reflecting on the last week, I can honestly say that I’ve worn T-shirts more often than I haven’t. Sunday was a T-shirt day. Tuesday and Wednesday were T-shirt days. Thursday and Saturday were, too. Feel free to accuse me of being monotonous, but I’m just relishing the fact that I can shake up my pants routine for the first time in months—and that I can get away with a T-shirt/cardigan combo, rather than the sweater/cardigan combo I’ve been relying on since temperatures dropped last November. The fact of the matter is: There are few things a T-shirt won’t play well with, so spring tees are pretty much always a justifiable purchase. And if you’re wearing them as frequently as I am, they’re not just justifiable—they’re necessary.
Thankfully for me—and anyone else who’s caught the T-shirt bug—the spring tees landscape is immense. There are printed tees, solid tees, tie-dye tees, cropped tees—and basically ever other kind of tee imaginable. So why wait to unleash your inner comfy-cute self? Bring her the eff out. Because it’s spring, damnit.
1. Sloane Tie-Dye Cinched Short-Sleeve Tee, $39 at Urban Outfitters
The cinched sides keep this tie-dye tee from skewing basic.
2. Stussy Relay Double Ribbed Crew-Neck Tee, $55 at Urban Outfitters
Chartreuse and mustard are just fun colors to wear. Why not combine them?
3. Project Social T Blue Violet Crew-Neck Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
A different way to do spring florals.
4. Girls Girls Girls Tee, $16 at Nasty Gal
Because girls rule.
5. Vintage Tie-Dye Long-Sleeve Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
The kind of tie-dye tee you dreamt of creating way back in middle school.
6. Graphic Boyfriend Fit Tee, $39 at & Other Stories
Wear your favorite art on your sleeve—err, your chest.
7. T-Shirt with Text, $19.90 at Zara
Rep your hometown (or the town you wish was your hometown).
8. Love Tie-Dye Tank, $58 at Free People
Stay cute. Stay cozy. Stay on-trend.
9. Front Print Shirt, $19.90 at Zara
A graphic tee even the graphic tee skeptic might approve of.
10. Fancy as Fuck Relaxed Tee, $16 at Nasty Gal
A tee that fully understands you.
11. Project Social T Houseplants Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
Every plant mom reading this article just added this to her shopping cart.
12. Wrangler Summer Wine Striped Tee, $49 at Urban Outfitters
Striped shirts are a low-key way to spice up your tee rotation—without overcomplicating things.
13. Kellogg’s Cereal Buddies Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
The kind of tee you dream of digging up in a thrift shop bin.
14. Abstract Animal Mesh T-Shirt, $35 at Topshop
Animal prints, done in a genuinely subtle way.
15. We the Free Feet in the Ocean Tee, $78 at Free People
A tee that shares your values.
16. Laura Ashley Josie Puff-Sleeve Cropped Tee, $44 at Urban Outfitters
The daintiest floral tee I’ve laid eyes on this season.
17. Disney Daisy Duck T-Shirt, $25.90 at Zara
Daisy Duck is a veritable style icon—show her the love she deserves.
18. Camo Tiger Mesh T-Shirt, $30 at Topshop
The aughts-iest T-shirt around.
19. Sunny Days Bodysuit, $68 at Free People
A bodysuit with major T-shirt vibes.
20. Vintage Multicolor Tie-Dye Long-Sleeve Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
A tee that’ll take you anywhere—even if anywhere is just to bed at night to sleep.
21. Front Print T-Shirt, $25.90 at Zara
Glitch is the new kitsch.
22. Adolescent Clothing Horoscope T-Shirt, $26 at ASOS
Because your horoscope knows best.
23. Serious Business Woman Tee, $38 at Ban.do
At the top of my wishlist. Not even kidding.
24. Vintage Tie-Dye Tee, $29 at Urban Outfitters
Tie-dye is coming in hot this spring, and this cozy iteration is one I can definitely get behind.
25. Future State Flower Chart Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
I’ve been eyeing this flower chart tee since Urban Outfitters first listed it—and honestly, I can’t believe I haven’t bought it yet.
26. Feelings Come T-Shirt, $30 at Topshop
27. Tres Cool Tee, $128 at Free People
A tee that’s as cool as you are.
28. Junk Food We Run This Town Tee, $39 at Urban Outfitters
The only answer to “who run the world?” you’ll ever need.
29. Happy Day Stripe T-Shirt, $45 at Topshop
The stripes are cute—and the embroidery’s cuter.
30. Ask Me About My Feelings Pocket Tee, $36 at Ban.do
Pisces have never felt so seen.
31. Future State Wave Art Collage Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
32. Boxy Watercolor Tee, $25 at & Other Stories
This tee feels more like a top than it does a T-shirt—and I’m here for it.
33. Sublime T-Shirt Dress, $39 at Urban Outfitters
So cozy you might be tempted to live in it.
34. Cotton T-Shirt, $25 at & Other Stories
Because graphic tees aren’t the only way to get your cute-casual on.
35. Graphic Print T-Shirt, $39 at & Other Stories
Edgy without feeling over-the-top.
36. Striped Tee, $29 at & Other Stories
Simple, vibrant and oh-so delightful.
37. Not Without My Coffee Tee, $38 at Ban.do
If tees are work-appropriate for you, this one is probably worth buying.
39. Future State Mushroom Chart Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
In case you’re more into mushrooms than flowers.
39. Cotton Jersey T-Shirt, $29 at & Other Stories
This tee offers all the comfort of a T-shirt without skewing terribly casual, making it an incredibly versatile addition to any wardrobe.
40. Butterfly Crew-Neck Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters
So damn charming.
41. W the Free Mindbender Tee, $49.95 at Free People
Obsessed with the beachy feel of this striped V-neck.
42. Oversized T-Shirt with Knot, $23 at ASOS
A tee that comes with a built-in knot—because you know T-shirt knots never work as well when you try to DIY them.
43. Truly Madly Deeply Striped Long-Sleeve Tee, $39 at Urban Outfitters
The solid yellow sleeve is too adorable.
44. You’re Cute Ringer Tee, $16.95 at Ban.do
Wear this to a bar—I dare you.
45. Tropical Map T-Shirt, $29 at & Other Stories
Feel like you’re on vacation, no matter where you are.
46. Printed Slogan T-Shirt, $25.90 at Zara
A T-shirt so cool your friends will think you snagged it at a thrift shop.
47. Tie-Dye Shirt, $25.90 at Zara
Can’t get enough.
48. Printed Photograph T-Shirt, $25.90 at Zara
Leave it to Zara to bless us with a seriously edgy take on spring tees.
49. Reclaimed Vintage Lonely Hearts T-Shirt, $35 at ASOS
Um, definitely buying this shirt—and then buying hot pink jeans to pair it with.
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A version of this story was originally published in March 2019.