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T-shirts are basics at the core of every wardrobe. If chosen carefully, they can look stylish, go from day to night and be worn from the city to a mountain. Leave the logo tees at home and discover our readers’ classic picks for the best t-shirts for travel!

 


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When incorporating classic tees into your capsule wardrobe, you need to choose wisely! 

 

  • Always choose quality items that you can wear in the most situations.
  • Avoid prints with logos or graphics.
  • Pay attention to how the shirt falls on your body.
  • Test out which neck style feels more flattering to you. I know V-necks don’t do it for me so I stick to round-neck styles instead.
  • Consider the sleeve length and where it falls on your arm. With a petite frame, I feel dated with an overly long sleeve but love a cap sleeve that elongates my arms.
  • Wear the right bra…size! A t-shirt bra is great for a smooth look but having the right support is more more important than being seamless. If you’re not being lifted (comfortably), then you’re probably wearing the wrong size. A droopy bust can equate to a sloppy look no matter how pretty your top.
  • Choose the right fabrics! Avoid bulky clothing and you can fit up to seven tops in just one of these packing cubes!

 

When traveling, versatility is key to a capsule wardrobe. The best t-shirts are ones that can be dressed up or worn casually with jeans, as seen here:

 

 

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With a little help from your wardrobe, take the same t-shirt and bottoms from day to night while, but give them two completely different looks (and staying comfortable as can be)!

While living abroad and making lots of last minute escapades, I quickly learned when stuffing a duffel that less is more. On the other hand, sacrificing fashion is never an option.

If you dread vacation prep due to this dilemma, stick to this: Pack super simple basics and let accessories lead. A blank slate of a plain white tee, skinny jeans and a coat to match everything, let yourself overdose with add-ons.

They take the least amount of space and creating so much style. Incorporate a print, color, and personality with scarves, shoes, bags, and jewelry, but always remember to keep things practical. Avoid wasting space by making sure everything matches!

Remember, the best t-shirt is ultimately whatever feels right for you–not what you see on a magazine or what someone tells you is the best. To nail the look, you have to pay attention to what you own, what works, and what you feel doesn’t flatter you.

 

If you want more ideas, we’ve amassed quite a catalog of t-shirts articles to aid your capsule wardrobe choices:

 

Now, let’s look at what our readers recommended as the best t-shirts for women.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-3X: Short -Sleeve Crewneck Pima Cotton Tee

 

L.L. Bean Pima Tee

 

Better than basic, this L.L. Bean Pima t-shirt has both comfort and style, for both travel or hanging at home. Made of Supima® cotton, it’s said to be the softest type of cotton, and dries quickly, which is ideal during a trip. With two-way stretch, it gives when you move. Best of all, they come in a range of sizes, including petites and plus.

One reviewer says, “These tees are such a beautiful material. They drape nicely and don’t bunch up or cling to another top they are layered with. They wash and go in the dryer and never lose their shape.Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee

 

Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee

 

Madewell’s best-selling tee features a cute pocket and deep v-neck for chic style. Made from a lightweight slub cotton, it’s the perfect tee for a casual look you can take from the airport to the beach. We love the fun and unique colors this tee comes in, too!

One reader says, “I love Madewell’s t-shirts. I take four or five on every overseas trip, plus I wear one on the plane.” Buy it here! Also available on Madewell.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Breathe V-neck Tee

 

Gap Fit Breathe V-Neck Tee

 

Gap makes amazing basics, including some of the best tees for women. Made from a breathable, high-performance heather jersey, the moisture wicking fabric helps keep you dry when you’re on the go.

Several of our readers love their Breathe V-neck Tee, with one saying, “my go-to tees are Gap!” while another adds, “I love Gap’s Breathe Tee. The short sleeve v-neck version is my favorite.” Also available in S-XL Tall and XS-L Petite sizes. Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Unboud Merino Short Sleeve Crewneck Tee

 

Unbound Merino Crew Neck Tee

 

This crewneck tee from Unbound Merino is a great option for travel, as it feels wonderful in a ultra-soft & feather-light fabric. This is a great option for those of us who aren’t fans of v-necks or want more coverage. Tuck into skinny jeans, swipe on a red lip, and you can take this basic tee to a sophisticated look!

One reader says, “I love it! I was sceptical. I wore it hiking, running and just with jeans all before I washed it . It never smelled or wrinkled. I looks great and feels wonderful. I have just washed it and it looks great. I will definitely be buying more.Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS Petite-3X: Relaxed Short Sleeve Supima Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt

 

Lands’ End Relaxed Supima V-Neck

 

Supima cotton is perfect for travel because it’s soft, durable, and holds color longer, so your tees won’t fade after washing. These relaxed v-necks from Lands’ End come in an assortment of bright and fun colors to spice up your jeans and sneakers outfit.

One reader says, “My favorite t-shirt is the Lands’ End Relaxed Supima V-Neck. They run big, so I go down a size for the perfect fit.” Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Mongolian Cashmere Tee

 

Quince Cashmere Tee

 

The Quince t-shirt is a sleek, polished style that’s made from Mongolian cashmere, so it’s also super soft and comfy. It’s warm yet lightweight, and wearers rave about its versatility! Whether layered in chillier climates or worn alone on a crisp spring day, this is a traveler’s go-to. Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-4X: A New Day Relaxed Short Sleeve T-Shirt

 

Target A New Day Relaxed T-Shirt

 

For the best cheap t-shirts, you can’t go wrong with $6 women’s tees from Target! The classic crew neckline of this t-shirt makes it easy to incorporate with any look. With the relaxed fit and ultra-soft material, you’ll keep comfortable all day during your travels.

Several readers rave about Target’s selection of tees, with one saying, “I love Target tees as well. Cheap and easy to replace, they wash well and look great with a statement necklace or a scarf.” Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-3X: Vintage Cotton T-shirt

 

J. Crew Vintage Crewneck T-Shirt

 

Who nails classic style better than J. Crew? Their Vintage Cotton T-shirt features a drapy fabric that’s insanely comfortable, plus a figure flattering slim fit. This is the perfect chic option to pair with skinny jeans and flats for a fashionable day wandering Paris. 

One reader ranks this greatest tee for travel, saying, “I have them in several colors, long and short sleeve. They are the only one I’ve found that the white isn’t see through.” Buy it here

 

If your looking for a more relaxed t-shirt, this linen tshirt for women is also popular from the brand.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-3XL: Favorite Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt

 

Eddie Bauer Favorite T-Shirt

 

Eddie Bauer makes clothing with travel in mind, and the Favorite t-shirt is just that among its customers and our readers. Made from 100% cotton, this tee is incredibly breathable and lightweight, but still durable to last you throughout your travels.

One reader says, “I live in these all year round, and they are great for traveling, too.” Buy it here! Also available on their website.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-3X: Foundation Short Sleeve V Neck T Shirt

 

PrAna Foundation Tee

 

PrAna is known for its yoga and outdoor gear, so it makes sense they also make some of the greatest t-shirts for women when traveling. This Foundation Short Sleeve V Neck Top is made from a lightweight stretch Modal jersey, making it so soft and comfortable. It also comes in a variety of fun and unique colors.

One reader says, “I really like PrAna t-shirts,” while another adds, “I just bought the PrAna Foundation tee. It’s so soft and looks really nice when wearing.” Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-3X: Morgan Short Sleeve V Neck Tee

 

Wool& Morgan Merino Wool T-Shirt

 

ibex isn’t just known for its amazing base layers. They also make the perfect t-shirt for women. A hugely popular tee with travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, this classic short sleeve v neck is the perfect addition to any packing list no matter the season, no matter the destination. It’s wearable for the winter season, all the way to using it during the summer months. 

It has a regular fit tuck into your fave pair of pants and it’s made out of merino wool so it’s sweat-proof! This non-itchy tee offers a natural layer to absorb pesky stains!

A happy wearer says, “Absolutely love these products. I keep ordering more pieces since I wear them at hone and when traveling.Buy it here!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Merino Siren Short Sleeve Sweetheart Top

 

Icebreaker Merino Wool Siren Short Sleeve Tee

 

This fitted Icebreaker merino wool t-shirt adjusts to your body temperature so you’ll be satisfied no matter the weather. It’s a soft, stretchy, and feminine shirt that you can wear as an underlayer or on its own when the weather is mild.

One happy user says, “The shirt fits well, is very comfortable and looks nice. I think this shirt is awesome because it feels very light on the body. I love merino, because I’m easily too hot or too cold and merino helps me cope with temperature in such an awesome way!” Buy it here

 

 

Best T-Shirts Product Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
L.L. Bean Pima Tee “These tees are such a beautiful material. They drape nicely and don't bunch up or cling to another top they are layered with. They wash and go in the dryer and never lose their shape.” Check Price
Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee “I love Madewell’s t-shirts. I take four or five on every overseas trip, plus I wear one on the plane.” Check Price
Gap Fit Breathe V-Neck Tee “I love Gap’s Breathe Tee. The short sleeve v-neck version is my favorite.” Check Price
Unbound Merino Crew Neck Tee "I love it! I was sceptical. I wore it hiking, running and just with jeans all before I washed it . It never smelled or wrinkled. I looks great and feels wonderful. I have just washed it and it looks great. I will definitely be buying more." Check Price
Lands’ End Relaxed Supima V-Neck “My favorite t-shirt is the Lands’ End Relaxed Supima V-Neck. They run big, so I go down a size for the perfect fit.” Check Price
Quince Mongolian Cashmere Tee The Quince t-shirt is a sleek, polished style that’s made from Mongolian cashmere, so it’s also super soft and comfy. It's warm yet lightweight, and wearers rave about its versatility! Check Price
Target A New Day Relaxed T-Shirt “I love Target tees as well. Cheap and easy to replace, they wash well and look great with a statement necklace or a scarf.” Check Price
J. Crew Vintage Crewneck T-Shirt “I have them in several colors, long and short sleeve. They are the only one I've found that the white isn't see through.” Check Price
Eddie Bauer Favorite T-Shirt “I live in these all year round, and they are great for traveling, too.” Check Price
PrAna Foundation Tee “I really like PrAna t-shirts,” while another adds, “I just bought the PrAna Foundation tee. It’s so soft and looks really nice when wearing.” Check Price
Wool& Morgan Merino Wool T-Shirt A happy wearer says, “Absolutely love these products. I keep ordering more pieces since I wear them at hone and when traveling.” Check Price
Icebreaker Merino Wool Siren Short Sleeve Tee “The shirt fits well, is very comfortable and looks nice. I think this shirt is awesome because it feels very light on the body. I love merino, because I’m easily too hot or too cold and merino helps me cope with temperature in such an awesome way!” Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Your T Shirts

 

Many of our readers use packing cubes to roll up and organize their shirts and any other clothes they plan to bring. Compass Rose packing cubes allow you to do so by number and color so you know where you packed everything, even when you use the cubes to separate outfits. Learn more in the video below.

 

Learn about our hacks with packing cubes in this video!

 

We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!

 

 


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