The basic tee/t-shirt is a comfortable choice for the summer season. The silhouette of a tee/t-shirt varies in many ways; each little detail changes the tee/t-shirt. For example, the addition of contrast binding at the neckline versus a 2×2 rib that is dyed-to-match the rest of the body (in the fashion industry, we call this “rest of the body” the self fabric). Shortening or lengthening the sleeves, changing the neckline from V to crew, and adjusting the body length from 20 inches to 16 inches create huge differences in the identity of the basic tee/t-shirt. Using a different fabric with a poly/cotton blend versus a 100% cotton jersey knit can also alter the drape of the garment.

This week, we’ve noticed that the star of the street fashion show was the basic tee/t-shirt. Keep scrolling to see our picks for the ladies; next week, we will feature our picks for the gentlemen!

Here are SeoulSync’s basic tee/t-shirt picks for the ladies this week:


The basic muscle tee is all over the streets and is especially popular with the ladies.


Another muscle tee — just about any kind of print imaginable works on this silhouette. The real trick is how you style the tee.


Here is a more feminine way of styling a muscle tee.


The longer sleeves (rather than the usual short sleeve) change the t-shirt. In addition, check out that contrast neck binding. Little details can make a huge difference.


The graphic and slightly dropped armhole seams are details that update the basic t-shirt.


Cropped t-shirts are popular among Seoulites who like to wear high-waisted pants, shirts, or shorts.


A super basic t-shirt can create a super clean look.


A muscle tee is always there when you want to relax with a cool beverage!


Compare this photo with the photo below, and you should notice a difference in style. Both Seoulites are wearing the same muscle tee body, just in different graphics and among other different accessories and garments.


Don’t forget to pick up a muscle tee this summer and style it your way!

We hope you are inspired by the different ways a basic tee/t-shirt can be styled and worn during the hot summer season. As you can see, the muscle tee is very popular right now in Korean fashion. Stay tuned next week for basic tees, shirts, and tanks worn by the gentlemen!

Photographs are provided courtesy of our partner, ALEX FINCH.