10 ways to add chic, versatile relaxed T-shirts to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

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An often overlooked staple in a wardrobe is a collection of relaxed tees.

The free-flowing fit of a relaxed T-shirt makes for a breathable silhouette, and cotton varieties, in particular, are essential during warm-weather months.

There’s a certain cool factor to this type of tee, too — it brings a casual ease to any outfit and never appears too neat or overthought.

That’s all without mention of versatility. Relaxed tees can be worn tucked in, loose or partially tucked at the front of the hemline. Styled right, a loose shirt can be worn anywhere from the office to the beach.

And these perks don’t have to cost you. Quality relaxed tees can be found at a variety of price points, with these favorites all coming in under $40.

Everlane Cotton Box-Cut Tee ($20 at everlane.com). You may end up with all eight colors and patterns of this go-anywhere top.

H&M+ Jersey Top ($13 at hm.com). A slightly shiny finish adds polish to this scoop-neck top with a rounded hem. In sizes L–4XL.

Levi’s Sutro Striped Tee (left), $35; Silence + Noise Sylvan Tee, $19
Levi’s Sutro Striped Tee (left), $35; Silence + Noise Sylvan Tee, $19

Madewell Whisper Cotton V Neck Pocket Tee ($19.50 at madewell.com). This slouchy V-neck, in an array of hues, is a versatile layering piece.

Mango Flowy T-Shirt ($30 at shop.mango.com). Three-quarter bell sleeves make this simple silhouette special.

Levi’s Sutro Striped Tee ($35 at revolve.com). Keep cool (and ’80s-esque) in this slouchy striped pick.

Topshop Side Lace Up T-Shirt ($35 at us.topshop.com). Lace detailing adds structure and interest to this roomy shirt.

Silence + Noise Sylvan Scoopneck Tee (on sale for $19 at urbanoutfitters.com). Dropped shoulders and a waffle knit add extra detail to this classic black tee.

Cos Oversized Kimono Sleeve T-Shirt ($25 at cosstores.com). Sleek minimalism makes this long, lean tee office-appropriate.

H&M+ Jersey Top (left), $13; Topshop Side Lace Up T-Shirt, $35
H&M+ Jersey Top (left), $13; Topshop Side Lace Up T-Shirt, $35

Zara V-Neck T-Shirt ($20 at zara.com). Go big in this boxy tee that has side vents to make front tucking a breeze.

The Reformation Flax Relaxed Crew Tee ($28 at thereformation.com). Available in five colors, this tissue-soft shirt shines in sunflower.