20 Best End of Summer T-Shirts

There are some things humans just can’t live without: water, food, sunshine, T-shirts. We’ve rounded up 20 chic styles-–from tops and dresses to hoodies and accessories-–sure to make life just a little more comfortable. T-riffic!

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Jersey Girl

A fresh, crisp white T-shirt dress in easy jersey is a wardrobe must-have. Pair this style with bright jewelry and fun flip flops, or wear over skinny jeans and add a blazer and boots on cooler evenings.


T by Alexander Wang jersey T-shirt dress, $85, net-a-porter.com


In the Bag

Too many T-shirts stuffed in your dresser drawers? Time to switch over to bags. This casual T-shirt beach bag comes in bright fuchsia and is sure to add some pop to your weekend fun.


Echo jersey knit T-shirt beach sack, $32.50, ebags.com


Tunic Treat

A tunic that’s also a T-shirt? Genius! This chic style is perfect for late summer/early fall, with its three-quarter sleeves. Wear it with slacks, jeans or even a pencil skirt or leggings.


Three Dots cotton V-neck tunic, $52, bluefly.com


Flower Power

The casual T-shirt gets a fresh spin when it blooms with a pretty floral print. Add a belt to show off your waist.


Lands’ End floral T-shirt dress, $69.50, landsend.com

Lands' End

In the Hoodie

When you’re gearing up for fall, you just gotta have a hoodie on hand. This 100 percent cotton style is grown-up, cool and sure to be in constant rotation.

James Perse oversized hoodie, $195, jamesperse.com

James Perse

Red Hot

When the temperature is soaring, comfort is key. This oversized style is loose and breezy –- and will still work in fall paired with slim-fitting jeans or tights.


Asos T-shirt dress, $69, asos.com


Wrap it Up

If you’ve ever wished you could bundle yourself up in your favorite T-shirt, here’s your chance. This T-shirt material scarf is super soft and will add a little modern style to your late summer look.

Zoe Tees terry cotton-jersey scarf, $51.25, theoutnet.com


(Color) Block Party

Color-blocking is all the rage for fall, so why not get a jump on the trend with this soft, draped black and gray style?


Joseph A cowlneck T-shirt, $54, macys.com


Earn Your Stripes

Looking to add a couple of seasonal transition pieces to your wardrobe? This three-quarter sleeve, belted T-shirt dress will fit right in. Not only is its shape flattering, but it works at the office or on the weekend.


Banana Republic striped T-shirt dress, $79.50, bananarepublic.com

Banana Republic

Do the Polka

Designers went a little dotty over polka dots during the fall fashion collections. This fun T-shirt plays right into that trend, but on a wearable -– and affordable -– level.


Gap V-neck T-shirt, $29.95, gap.com


Summer Stripes

The basic T-shirt gets all sorts of fun updates with this style. Lime stripes, a square neckline, three-quarter sleeves and a longer length make this one a keeper.


Chico’s Zenergy Sabrina T-shirt, $49, chicos.com


Maxi-mum Impact

The maxi length is one trend we expect to last –- yes -– a long, long time. This striped number looks lovely on its own, but can be layered with a jacket on a chilly morning or evening out.

Patterson J. Kincaid Sue long T-Shirt dress, $198, revolveclothing.com


Pretty Pleats

We practically have a toothache over this sweet flutter-sleeve style. Available in pink, blue, black, gray and ivory, we love the pleated detailing. So pretty.


Talbots flutter pleat T-shirt, $39.50, talbots.com


Ahoy, Matey!

Nautical styles are so classic, and, at this price, you’ll want to snap up several of these boatneck styles, available in black, blue, brown and red stripes, plus solid shades of black, white, burgundy and navy. Land ho!


Old Navy boatneck tops, $14.50, oldnavy.com

Old Navy

Simply De-Vine

A pretty silk vine covers one shoulder of this jersey sleeveless style, and the flowing drape will hide a multitude of sins in the belly region. Who wouldn’t love that?


One September Alchemilla sleeveless T-shirt, $68, anthropologie.com


Pink Lady

A soft shade of pink gets toughened up with a sprinkling of metal hardware.


Merona plus-size T-shirt, $16.99, target.com


Seeing Spots

This polka dot print adds a bit of whimsy to your regular 9 to 5 duds. Plus, an exposed zipper on the back adds a little extra surprise. Yep, we’ll sign on the dotted line for this number.


Splendid zipper T-shirt, $74, splendid.com


Reverse Psychology

The comfort of pima cotton in the form of a vest? That’s also reversible? Yes, please! This ultra soft version can be worn in white or heather gray and even has side pockets. Available in misses, petite and women’s sizes.


J.Jill Pure Jill reversible vest, $49.99 to $59.99, jjill.com


Color Us Happy

This sunny watercolor print T-shirt will add some brightness to your plain business suit when you’re at the office, but also looks great teamed up with jeans and sandals for brunch with friends.


Simply Vera Vera Wang floral watercolor T-shirt, $18, kohls.com


Dog-Gone Cute

Ready to toss those nasty old men’s tees you’ve been wearing to the gym for, like, way, way too long? It’s time for an upgrade. Next time you just can’t seem to get yourself off your booty to head out the door to yoga class, just throw on this cute shirt. You might actually find yourself looking forward to the workout.


Lucy Downward Dog T-shirt, $34, lucy.com


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First Published August 15, 2011

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