The white tee-and-jeans pairing is a sartorial tale that's as old as time. It's classic for a reason: the combo comprises two of the most timeless staples ever. Even though its timeline can be traced as far back as the '70's - think jane Birkin's effortlessly chic ensembles, it has faced derision in recent times for being to basic.
And yes, an outfit featuring a plain white tee and jeans is basic in that it's rooted in great predictability, but there's something insanely comforting about its familiarity. Perhaps that's why the combo never really left.