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Are your on-cam video calls stressing you out? Does having to look presentable on-camera sound more daunting than it should be? Maybe you just need a bit of inspiration, as well as a long hard look inside your closet for pieces you already have! Here are the only four basic shirt types you need to create multiple easy looks for your virtual meetings — and maybe even IRL!

The Classic T-Shirt

Wondering what to wear on your Zoom call? A classic tee is always a good idea.

Don’t underestimate the power of a basic, fitted tee! Yes, you’ll need a fitted one because those trendy oversize shirts don’t translate well when people can only see you from the shoulders up. A well-fitting T-shirt, however simple, can look smart on camera. The best part is, it’s also comfortable to wear while working from home. If you want to stand out, choose pieces in trendy colors, such as orange, lilac, and pistachio. However, have some neutrals on hand that you can repeat regularly without anyone noticing. 

The V-Neck Vest

A vest is a sleeveless, waist-length top with no collar, and can come with or without buttons. A classic V-neck vest is always in style. It’s also versatile enough to be worn on its own or layered with other tops to mix up new looks. The “V” neckline, on the other hand, creates visual contrast when worn over other tops, such as a classic T-shirt. Wear it like a sleeveless top for more casual meets and over another shirt if you want a more interesting look. 

The Turtleneck

Feel uncomfortable in turtlenecks? Try a half-turtleneck, which looks just as sophisticated.

A favorite uniform of CEOs, the turtleneck, of all the shirt types, can give you a sophisticated and polished look, especially in black. It’s a staple among the fashionable set, too. It’s at once a statement piece and a team player. You can layer your turtleneck with other tops such as low-cut blouses or a printed button-down shirt to create more Zoom meeting outfits. However, it does its best work on its own. It can elongate the neck and accentuate the jawline, two of your most noticeable features on screen.

The Gypsy Top

This one is for variety and interest. A gypsy or “boho” top is a flouncy top that often has a gathered neckline that you can also style off-the-shoulder. Why do you need a gypsy top? You don’t really, but chances are you already have one at home. Moreover, it’s a fun top to wear when you want a breather from the basics. It looks great on camera, too, as it shows off your collarbones and flatters most body types. If you want to show off your fun, easygoing side, this is the top for that.

Glowing skin is always a good complement to all shirt types. If you’re showing off your neck, decolletage, shoulders, and arms, make sure they look healthy, bright, and hydrated with the right products. 

We recommend Vaseline Healthy Bright Gluta Hya Serum Burst Flawless Glow for those who want to revive dull skin. This formula has Gluta Glow, Hyaluron, and Pro-Retinol to even out your skin tone and boost collagen production. Meanwhile, for brighter, hydrated skin, try Vaseline Healthy Bright Gluta Hya Serum Burst Flawless Glow. This uses niacinamide to smoothen and brighten skin, as well as give it a healthy, hydrated appearance.

Do an inventory of your wardrobe and check if you already have these shirt types in your closet. Use these essential tops to create multiple looks by wearing them on their own or layered with other pieces. No more disappearing into the background on video calls! These flattering shirt types will make you look sharp and stand out.