Graphic tees are here to stay – in fact, they’re more popular than ever. Plenty of people own more graphic tees than any other type of garment. There’s just nothing like a graphic tee to throw on with a pair of jeans for a quick trip to the store or an outing with friends.
But that’s not all you can do with graphic tees. You can style them for work or play. It’s all about what you choose to wear them with, and how you accessorize them. Get more mileage out of your wardrobe – use these graphic tee styling tips.
Pair with a Blazer and a Colorful Skirt
You don’t have to always wear business-casual tops with your bold, patterned or solid-color, structured skirts and blazers. Wear a graphic tee instead. Coordinate with a t-shirt that matches the colors in your skirt. Spruce up your look by tying a knot in your t-shirt, or tucking it in. Choose a neutral-colored blazer with a colorful skirt, or vice versa. Go here, if you are looking for a trendy pleated mini skirt.
Do a Faux Crop
Any t-shirt can be a crop top, and you don’t even have to cut it. The simplest way to get the crop-top look from any graphic tee is to tuck the bottom of the t-shirt under and into the band of your bra. You can pair this crop-top look with straight-leg jeans, short shorts, or a mini skirt.
Dress Up Your T-Shirt and Jeans with a Structured Blazer
Graphic tees are perfect for the classic, casual t-shirt and jeans look. Add a little pizzazz with a structured blazer. A blazer can add some great structure to an otherwise casual outfit. It’s a look that says you know how to have a good time, but can also be counted on when it’s time to do business.
Tuck Them into Wide-Leg Jeans
To be quite honest, you can tuck your women’s graphic tees into anything – a skirt, a pair of skinny jeans, a pair of tailored pants, anything. One of the great things about buying women’s graphic tees is that they can go with just about anything. But wide-leg jeans are in right now. Tuck your shirt into wide-leg jeans with frayed cuffs, and throw on a pair of pointed-toe mules for the ultimate juxtaposition of formal and casual.
Wear with Cut-Off Shorts
What else are you going to wear with your cut-off shorts? Few garments match the distressed trend better than cut-offs, especially cut-offs you made yourself. Grab your favorite graphic tee, a pair of distressed, cut-off shorts, and your most comfortable sneakers for a timeless summer look.
Layer Them Under a Power Suit
As previously mentioned, it’s perfectly alright to mix-and-match business casual and just plain casual in the same outfit. Graphic tees go well with monochrome pantsuits, especially oversized ones. It brings a playful touch to an otherwise stuffy and traditionally authoritative look.
Match with a Frilly, Feminine Skirt
You don’t always need to match a lacy, frilly, strappy, girly top with your flowy, lacy or sheer skirts. Bring a more casual vibe when you pair these elegant, feminine garments with a basic graphic tee instead. Tuck your shirt into your gossamer skirt for a fun, California surfer vibe, and let your feminine side mix with a grunge aesthetic.
Throw on Over Bike Shorts or Leggings
It doesn’t get much more comfortable than throwing on an oversize t-shirt over leggings or bike shorts. It’s an easy, trendy look that doesn’t require much effort, either in the selection of garments or in the wearing of them. It’s perfect for running errands when you don’t feel like putting a lot of effort into your appearance, but still want to look cute and casual.
Glam Them Up with a Tailored Pant and Heels
The words “glamor” and “t-shirt” don’t belong in the same sentence – or do they? Pair your favorite graphic tee with a nice pair of tailored pants and formal high heels, for a chic look that works in the office or in the club. Throw on a belt, accessorize with costume jewelry, and finish off with a bold red lip. There’s no better way to dress up a graphic tee than this.
If you’re looking to dress comfortably, graphic tees are it. But you don’t have to choose between comfort and style. Mix and match your graphic tees with whatever else might be in your wardrobe. Your graphic tees can take your style anywhere, from super casual to absolutely fabulous – it’s all in how you wear them.
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