While you have been prepping an extensive list for what to give your closest friends and loved ones these holidays, you know you secretly have been thinking about what you want and have been making a holiday wish list of your own on the side. If you’re like me, you are always in need of the casual yet stylish tee- to run errands, go to class (5 mins late) and throw on for a lunch date… care for some wish list inspiration? Look no further, as I did all the dirty work and brought you my fave 30 not so basic t-shirts under $30!

  1. The Cut-out V-neck Graphic T-shirt


Toss aside that plain white tee and welcome this into your closet. It comes in three different colors (each with a different graphic) and its 40% off right now! What more could you want? P.S. pair it with your favorite bralette to hide the tatas

  1. Deep-v To Dye For


Inspired by NYC street style, this lightweight t-shirt is perfect for most occasions and believe me its soooft

  1. Oversized & Sequins? yuslipshttp://www.pacsun.com/kendall-kylie/jewels-oversized-crew-neck-t-shirt-0702462870013.html?dwvar_0702462870013_color=011&dwvar_0702462870013_size=9100&cgid=graphic-tees-tanks&srule=Price – Low to High&start=23

Brought to you by fashion moguls Kendall and Kylie, you want this on your wish list. The sequined front graphic definitely takes it out of the basic territory and for under $30? I hope you’re adding it as we speak..lips1

No but seriously, it is so casual and effortless

  1. Basic Grey with a Kick grey1grey      

    http://us.asos.com/new-look/new-look-tipped-v-neck-t-shirt/prd/6885818?iid=6885818&clr=Grey marl&SearchQuery=&cid=19825&pgesize=36&pge=4&totalstyles=182&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=3

Not your usual plain grey tee! With the white contrast on the crew neckline and the sleeves, you are sure to make a once simple outfit just pop a bit more. Whether it’s to lounge at home or even grab a bite, it will surely become one of your staple items.

  1. Lace up Neck + Shoulder Teelaceupwhite


This shirt speaks for itself c’mon. Get it in grey, white or black, you know the essential colors

  1. Chardonnay All Daychardonnary


Oh don’t look at me like that, you know you’re a wino too

  1. Relaxed & Flatteringbaseballbaseball1


“Cozy like your favorite sweatshirt, light and drapey like your favorite tee.” Thanks AE for looking out.

  1. Drapey Lunar Teelunar2lunar


This burgundy color is perfect for the fall and the subtle graphic on the front makes it a little less basic

  1. Club Malibu Short Sleeveclubmalibuhttp://www.pacsun.com/la-hearts/club-malibu-stripe-short-sleeve-t-shirt-0702472510204.html?cgid=graphic-tees-tanks&srule=Price%20-%20Low%20to%20High&start=2&dwvar_0702472510204_color=091

You are always in need of the casual stripped tee why not one with some cali vibes?

  1. Stripe Open Back T-Shirtopenback


If you’re not into the graphic, opt for this open back tee with the rolled up sleeves. Casual chic and for less than $30 dollars can you really do any wrong?

  1. The Rib V Neck Teeribvneckrib-vneck


The contrast colors on the ribbed cuffs and neckline and the relaxed fit put this on the top of my list

  1. Merry Christimas You Filthy Animalhomealone


Nothing says the holidays like the iconic Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone

  1. Choker Wrap Frontredchokerchokerblack


I don’t know whose idea it was to cut out the shoulders but I like it. You can easily dress this shirt down or up, depending on your outing

  1. Black Star Mesh T-Shirtmeshblack


Definitely a not-so-basic t-shirt perfect for a GNO. Mesh has become an essence of many fashion items today and the addition of this star design really knocks it out the park

  1. Mickey Mouse V-neck Cut out Tshirtmickey


The cut out v-neck has become the trend in the past year but why not make it fun with one of your favorite cartoon characters and for under $30? Yes please

  1. White Twist Strap T-shirtstraptwist


Up your basic game with this (twist) on the basic white ribbed tee

  1. Distressed Crew Neck Teeholeblackgreenhole


A cotton blend tee Kanye West inspired both extremely chill and extremely necessary

  1. Star Wars            starwars1





In lieu of the new release, this one’s for my nerdy girls or the girls who have boyfriends that are obsessed… he’ll love you more if he sees this on you. Two different styles BOTH for under $30

  1. The Good Lifegoodlifegoodlife1


Brandy Melville Vibes just cheaper, brought to you by F21.

  1. Navy Waved Trim T-Shirtnavysleeves


The extra detail on the sleeves and waistline makes this simple navy top just a tad more interesting and chic to say the least

  1. Marled Lace Up Topmarled2marled1


Easy fit sits at the hips and can easily be worn with your favorite pair of jeans and some sneaks or even heels if you’re trying to dress it up

  1. Netflix, Nachos and Chillnetflix


For my lazy girls because honestly who doesn’t love Nachos and watching House of Cards?

  1. Oversized Camo Teecamo


I saw a lot of different camo tees online but this one was definitely a fave and for only $16, you’ll want to add this one pronto

  1. Mesh Frill Hem Tshirtruffle-frill


A normal black tee but with an added detail: the mesh frill at the waistline. This shirt definitely adds an edge to your closet and your wishlist

  1. Pink Ruffle Teepinkruffle


In the same stylistic realm as tshirt #24, this one is definitely less edgy and more relaxed and this blush color just makes it adorable

  1. V Neck Tassle T-shirttassle


Although pictured with no pants, I wouldn’t take my chances and would pair this with your favorite pair of pants and some booties. The tassels make me long for summer but definitely turn a basic white t-shirt into a sick fashion item

  1. Pizza is BAEpizza


Not gonna lie, this one is on my list because pizza is my spirit animal and I have no shame

  1. Viva La Brunch!brunchtee


Bitches love brunch, so show your love next Sunday wearing this tee UNDER $30

  1. Monogrammed Pocket Tshirtmonogramm

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/128353665/comfort-colors-t-shirt-personalized?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=pocket t shirt&ref=sr_gallery_5

Going to a southern school, I’ve seen more monogrammed items than I’d like admit to so this ones for my preppy wish-listers

  1. Catch Flights Not Feelingstravel1

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/465107650/blogger-shirt-travel-shirt-gift-for?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=travel tee&ref=sr_gallery_29



If you’re a globetrotter or just simply have the itch to travel these holidays…


Hope this vast collection of t-shirts created some inspiration for your wishlist but if you found any others that you think are missing from this list, share in the comments below!




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