When it comes to go-to outfits, there’s not much better than a favorite pair of jeans and a basic T-shirt. It’s comfortable, easy to dress up or down, and works on every body shape, tall or short, curvy or willowy. It also happens to be a guy magnet, with men everywhere routinely saying it’s their very favorite look to see on a girl (forget a sexy body-con dress). To figure out just what makes the simple style so appealing—and in in the spirit of last night’s CMA Awards—we asked a few hot country singers to spill.
“I like girls that don’t try too hard,” Canaan Smith told us in between stops on his current tour. “There is something about a t-shirt hanging off her shoulder that will never not be sexy.” (Psst—get to know him better: he he let Glamour in on a day in his country-cool life).
The classic outfit spelled love and creative success for Ryan Michaels, who’s half of country duo Haley & Michaels with new bride Shannon (they were married this May and, yup, her walk down the aisle was to a song they wrote together just for the occasion).
“When I met Shannon, she was wearing jeans and a James Taylor T-shirt, which totally rocked,” he remembered. “I’ve always thought it showed confidence to be understated. To me, girls are always sexier when they’re not trying too hard.”
Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels
“Maybe it’s just the country boy in me, but I’ll take jeans and a T-shirt on a girl any day,” singer Cole Swindell echoed (his first-ever headlining tour kicks off this month, confirming he’s pretty much becoming a big deal). “I think it shows a laid-back chill side, and that’s sexy to me.”
Three makes a trend, y’all. It appears safe to say that the universal, time-tested appeal of a woman wearing jeans and a t-shirt is that it’s easy (why we love wearing the look!). There’s still something warm-and-fuzzy special about getting a glowing response when you’ve put time into a big night, getting ready and picking out a special dress, but when it’s all said and done, the most magical style moment might just happen when we’re dressed down.
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