With so many brands trying to stand out in the market, humble basics can go overlooked, and we're left with a closet full of slightly-off iterations of our ideal t-shirt.
But apart from your jeans, no item of clothing will serve you more than your t-shirt collection, and there's really no better way to prepare your wardrobe for the warmer months than breathable basics.
So, to nudge you in the right direction, here are our go-to brands for perfect t-shirts that will end your Goldie Locks quest.
Generally a bit of a looser fit, Bassike t-shirts are super high quality and great for those looking for a roomier fit.
Made from 100% organic cotton jersey, the brand's t-shirts are soft, durable, and nail the 'undone' look.
Ethically produced and very affordable, Everlane has been a game-changer when it comes to basics.
Offering up a variety of t-shirt shapes from boxy to shrunken and everything in between, you're bound to find a style that fits your brief.
Another brand that we flock to when in need of a good basic is Uniqlo.
With an emphasis on the perfect capsule wardrobe (with shirts in every colour, of course), their stores are filled with great staples to stock up on.
If you like your basics with a little more flare, then look no further than Zara.
The brand typically has their all-year-round basics in stock, however, every season we see a new spin on it. Whether it's shoulder pads, frayed edges, or a seasonal colour palette, they're basics but with a twist.
If natural fabrics are your thing then look to Marle for your basic needs. With designs that are produced sustainably and built to last, there aren't really any downsides.
Their 'Mella' tee is made from a luxurious cotton and merino wool blend which gives it the perfect relaxed fit that will last you a lifetime.
Assembly Label has become synonymous with quality basics since their inception into the market almost a decade ago. Perfectly embodying the laid-back nature of Aussie fashion, it's a given that they stock one of our favourite basic t-shirts.
Their Crew Tee is the relaxed boxy shirt of your dreams and comes in a range of muted colours so you can easily mix-and-match.