Oh, the early-aughts – the era that brought us trucker hats, velour tracksuits and jeans so low we lived in constant fear of indecent exposure.
But there’s one relic from those gloriously garish years that’s making a welcome return to the style stage – and it’s also easy on the purse strings: the humble white singlet.
Best worn fitted and ribbed, teamed with slouchy jeans, denim cut-offs or a tailored black trouser, the piece speaks to the beauty of simplicity – especially against a backdrop of Fashion Week’s frills and frippery.
Kendall wears one; Bella loves hers; and labels like The Row and Theory have sent crisp and cropped versions down the runway. Here’s the thing: we’ve come a long way since The OC’s Ryan Atwood brooded about in a (questionably named) wife beater, yet stylistically not much has changed. This is no-frills sex appeal with a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Pick one up for $8 a pop at H&M. Buy now, thanks us later.