T-shirts have been in style practically since their creation, and there’s no sign of their popularity dropping any time soon. They’re classics, comfortable and versatile, great for men, women, and children alike. However, they’re not always particularly fashionable. They look nice, but they find their way into very basic outfits, like the standard t-shirt and jeans look. It’s not a bad look by any means, but it’s a little boring when you consider the many different style options out there! You don’t need to relegate your t-shirts to only workouts and lazy days though; graphic tees in particular with big, printed images or words on the front have been big for the last few years and there are ways to fit them into totally fab outfits.
Add A Jacket
Jackets have become a staple in the world of stylish women’s clothes and adding one onto your outfit can really add style and change the vibe of the whole look. A graphic tee is kind of like tofu—it’s pretty bland until you add something to it and it takes on that flavour. When the add-on is a jacket like the Katie Blazer, the t-shirt fits beautifully into an outfit that has a clean-cut, sophisticated look. If you add on a moto-style jacket, the t-shirt becomes an integral part of a more rebellious-looking outfit. The beauty of the t-shirt is how easily it can be moulded into a variety of different styles, and picking out a jacket can adjust the style of the t-shirt and make it much more chic.
Pairing your graphic tee with a skirt is a nearly foolproof way to give your t-shirt a charmingly girly look. Try out a pencil skirt like the Popsicle Corset Skirt. Black is always beautiful, but if the colours in the t-shirt’s graphic allows, go for a colourful option. The slim silhouette of the skirt instantly gives sexiness to the look and wearing this style with a cute tee adds a sense of casual chic that is really fashion-forward. The two pieces tend to fit into very different outfits but they can be put together to make a very interesting style.
For a more playful look, a fuller skirt is fantastic. When wearing a tee with an A-line or circle skirt, tuck it into the waist for a defined midsection that works with the volume in the skirt to give you a flirty, hourglass shape. A printed design will look even more fabulous than a solid-coloured skirt, but be sure to always choose one with a palette that works well with the colours in your t-shirt. If your shirt is white with a black image or lettering on it, the world is your oyster! Go for a black and white printed skirt like the Madam Skirt in black and white stripes to create a bold but colourless look, or opt for something with lots of colours like a vibrant floral or geometric.
Wear It With Something Dramatic
Offsetting that basic feel of a t-shirt is simple to do when you contrast it with a very fashion-forward piece in the same outfit. This garment can come in many different forms, but if it brings drama to the outfit, it’ll probably work. For example, tucking just the front of your graphic tee into the front of a heavily embellished mini-skirt with the same colour palette as your t-shirt would give the outfit a very luxurious but relaxed look. Another option is adding a fluffy coat on top of your t-shirt. These over-sized, faux fur coats have been put out by many retailers this year and can bring a highly trendy, quirky vibe to your outfit.
When a t-shirt is worn in its most basic way—with jeans and sneakers—accessories are usually nowhere in sight. Adding on a great necklace or bracelet can really bring the style level up a notch, and going truly bold with accessories can make that t-shirt-centred outfit seriously fab. For this example, lets stick with the standard and start with an outfit that consists of your graphic tee, a pair of skinny jeans, and some cute sneakers (or even better—a sneaker with a wedge!). Alone, these pieces create a charmingly simple outfit but with a few accessories it could be so much more stylish. If the print on your t-shirt is fairly subtle, you can get away with adding a necklace with a short or medium length, and a statement necklace like the Flatter Me Necklace in silver or gold. However, if the design printed on your t-shirt is very large or colourful, avoid laying a necklace over it and stick with pieces that don’t obscure the image. Pick out a vibrant cuff bracelet like the Heavenly Yours Bracelet and a statement ring or big earrings.
Throw On Some Heels
Heels can instantly posh up any look and this is no exception! Even looking at the outfit mentioned above, that simple jeans and graphic tee look, slipping into a pair of heels adds a very sexy edge that completely changes the overall feeling of the look. If your graphic tee is white with a simple black image or phrase and you’ve got on some dark denim, a pair of red peep-toe heels is perfect for a touch of retro charm. If your graphic tee is part of a very colourful outfit, try a pair of sleek black wedges or heeled booties to get the added sexiness without adding more colour to the look and overwhelming it.