Slip into the coolest t-shirt picks of the season from high street fashion brands that fall in your budget.

The humble t-shirt is one of the most versatile and used garments in any woman’s wardrobe. You have your slogan t-shirts, the plain ones, the faded but extremely soft ones and of course, the cool designer collaborations that you’re always saving for special occasions. Even though the basic half-sleeve round neck t-shirts are our go-to style, there are a plethora of new silhouettes that are making 2021 casual dressing more fun. Styles to bookmark for this year include the muscle tee (with scrunched up sleeves), lettuce-edge t-shirts (with the wavy textured ends) and scripted t-shirts, the minimalist sister of a classic slogan one.

The style is often neglected because of its simplicity yet at the same time, it’s one that we go back to time and again. Pair it with jeans, tuck it into a mini skirt or cover it up with a jacket, a t-shirt goes with everything and anything that’s in your closet. We wear it for workouts, dinner with friends and if you’re an experimental bride, even with lehengas. The accolades for this simple piece of garment are plenty but instead of singing soliloquies we are here to give you the much-needed edit of high street fashion brands t-shirts that are here to make your day more comfortable and stylish. From Zara to Uniqlo, we scouted the lengths and breadths of the internet to curate this list for your shopping pleasure.

H&M x Simone Rocha

H&M’s collaborations are a great way to indulge your designer fetish, and the latest one that has our heart is the one with Irish designer, Simone Rocha. We love the cutesy bows and frilly dresses but for now, it’s the embellished all black t-shirt that’s saved in our carts. This highly covetable collaboration has plenty to offer – t-shirts, dresses, trench coats, slip-ons and more. 

Rs 2,999

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If you’re a fan of English rock band Led Zeppelin or simply someone who likes to rock band t-shirts, then this tie and dye style is a great pick. Tuck it into distressed denim shorts for that grungy look. 

Rs 1,890

Image: Courtesy Zara 

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Whether travel is on your mind or you’re simply an art enthusiasts dreaming about the world’s most impressive artworks, then Uniqlo’s collection of t-shirts in association with Louvre Museum in Paris is your art connect.  

Rs 1,290 

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Forever New

Your search for the perfect plain white t-shirt ends here. We love the little knotted detailing on the Wanda Crossover t-shirt from Forever New as it sits beautifully above the belt of your trousers or jeans to create a slimming effect. 

Rs 1,800

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Alaya by Stage 3

Whether you’re hitting the gym or McDonald’s, or perhaps both, this relaxed fit white t-shirt with a message screenshot is a great conversation starter. Relaxed fit and 100% bio-wash cotton, this t-shirt from Rebel Girl Club is good for you and the environment.  

Rs 699

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Listen to your inner voice, said the t-shirt. And that’s exactly what led us to adding this fun and edgy, Blue Saint’s t-shirt to our cart. Available on Koovs, this off-duty t-shirt will definitely give your wardrobe a fresh update. 

Rs 499

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Only x SpongeBob Squarepants

Fans of the kooky yellow sea sponge, SpongeBob are going to have a hard time picking a single piece from the new collaboration with Only. However if we had ‘only’ one piece to pick it would be the Yellow Happiness t-shirt that best describes our mood.  

Rs 1,499

Image: Courtesy Only 

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Levi's x Farm Rio

Brazil’s iconic brand, Farm Rio’s collaboration with denim giant Levi’s is full of fun and frolic. We love the tropical birds and foliage, and simply the availability of this cool style in this part of the world. 

Rs 1,799

Image: Courtesy Levi’s 

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Akshita Nahar Jain
Sr Associate Editor
Akshita Nahar Jain has worked with various publications, including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Bride, and Time Out Delhi, and written extensively on fashion and lifestyle. A sucker for alliteration and shows with more style than script, she enjoys scrolling the web for less travelled destinations.