For the Love of Gray T-Shirts

My closet at home is organized into sections. First by type — tops, dresses, blazers, etc. Then by color –light to dark. For the most part there is balance amongst the types and the colors; I have a little bit of everything.

 Ruffle Tee by AMO, $150 | The Ruffle Roadie Tee by Current Elliott, $118

There is, however, one glaringly dominant section of my closet. The space devoted to gray t-shirts is larger than any other single type/color combination. In my defense, each gray t-shirt is a little different. One is high-low. One has ruffles along the bottom. Another has ruffles on the sleeves. Yet another is a little distressed with an exaggerated neckline. The list goes on.

The Boxy Crew by The Great, $95 | Muscle Tank by Sundry, $77

I would worry about my ever-growing selection of gray t-shirts, except I really believe in the value of a great gray t-shirt as it pertains to its wardrobe contribution. Gray is not only the most on-trend neutral, it is also the most easily paired of the neutrals and it flatters all skin-tones. Why? Gray is a softer neutral and doesn’t create harsh contrasts like black or white.

Pleated High-Low Tank by NSF, $115 | The Muscle Tee by Current Elliott, $74 (I regret not having a picture of this tank top without something layered over it. We have it in gray, black and white and can’t keep it in stock! It’s the best basic.)

Furthermore, fashion is growing ever more casual. Even in the workplace. This means a (good) t-shirt can be worn under a blazer with slim pants and pumps for the office; paired with a long vest, distressed skinny denim and booties for brunch; or on its own with a white A-line gauzy skirt and simple sandals for running errands. I reach for my gray t-shirts more than anything else in my closet to solve any and all types of wardrobe quandaries. When I don’t know what to wear, I wear a gray t-shirt.

Short-Sleeve Crew Ruffle Bottom Tee by NSF, $145 | Stars V-Neck by Sundry, $92

It shouldn’t surprise you then that The Hive carries a strong selection of gray t-shirts. We’ve stocked our shelves with gray t-shirts from brands as varied as Current-Elliott, Sundry, AMO, and more. If you’re looking to up your gray t-shirt game, you know where to find us. And if you need help figuring out how and where to wear them, well, we’re here for that too!

The Ruffle Sweatshirt by Current Elliott, $198 | Long-sleeve Pullover by Sundry, $108 (This is more of a lightweight sweater, but I’m still counting it because everyone needs this! It’s so soft on the inside!)

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