PHOTO BY: L.L. Bean; Banana Republic; J.Jill; Old Navy
8. Find your most flattering basic T-shirt
Most of us buy the same basic crewneck tee year after year without analyzing whether it’s doing our body any favors. Taking the time to find the right style (and spending a little more) pays off in a longer-looking neck and torso, better fit at the bust, and a fabric that’s lightweight but opaque enough to be bra-proof. Four splurge-worthy long-sleeve versions make the cut. Try the J.Jill Pima 3/4-Sleeve Scoop-Neck Tee in Navy Blue, Black or White ($39, jjill.com), longer, with a curved hem and wide, shallow scoop; the Banana Republic Fitted Ribbed Boatneck Tee in Charcoal Grey, Black or White ($35, bananarepublic.gap.com), with a soft stretchy feel; the Old Navy Long-Shoulder Luxe Oversized Tee for Women in Date Palm or Black Jack ($23, oldnavy.gap.com), with drop shoulders and a wide crew neck; or the L.L. Bean Women’s Pima Cotton Tee, Long-Sleeve Squareneck Tunic in Royal Plum or Violet Chalk ($30, llbean.com), with a chic square neck. You’ll want more than one.