The black t-shirt is my kind of classic -- slimming, always looks nice, can be dressed up or down, layers well, matches most anything, hides stains and needs no ironing! My favorite black t-shirts are a cotton/spandex blend, they are soft, slightly fitted, stay looking nice throughout the day and also seem to resist fading better than all-cotton ones. Right now I'm enjoying this one.
For a bit more variety (while still staying incredibly easy and classic), I'd like to add a few variations of "the black T-shirt" to my wardrobe for the spring/summer.
Here are a few fun black tops to be worn as-is for the spring/summer and would also be great layered under a cardigan for fall/winter.
While at Wal-Mart yesterday, I picked up some fabric for $1/yd to try a couple of patterns:
Festival Fringe Knit Tank
This one I will do with a navy blue knit. This knit is a bit thicker than the black that I got and I think it will work better for this pattern.
This one will be black but it is a polyester blend that drapes nicely and is a bit textured, so it should work well for this pattern.
What is your favorite, most versatile wardrobe item?