Graphic t-shirts probably live at the bottom of your drawers, reserved for laundry days, workout sessions, or sleeping. However, designers and fashionistas are giving the graphic tee a chance to be seen again! Ever since they were spotted on the runway in Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 fashion show, we’ve been breaking out this childhood-favorite wardrobe staple.
Give your silly t-shirts a fashionable upgrade with these 4 styling tips:
1. Add a Blazer:
Even your most playful t-shirts can look polished! Swap a zip-up sweatshirt for a button-front blazer for a sophisticated take on the graphic tee. The blazer/graphic tee combo can be worn in a variety of ways, depending on the occasion.
For weekends, opt for denim shorts like featured blogger Tie Bow-Tie. Her brown leather bag and sunglasses make denim cut-offs and a graphic tee look glamorous and grown-up! Or, take a cue from featured blogger The Fashioneaters and tie a silk scarf around your neck. The elegant scarf and blazer work surprisingly well with the laid-back look of a graphic tee.
2. With High-Waisted Jeans:
There’s no need to retire your childhood uniform of jeans and a t-shirt! All you need to do is give these childhood favorites an upgrade. High-waisted jeans are a flattering and fashionable must-have staple for your pre-fall wardrobe.
Look effortlessly chic by tucking your favorite graphic tee into a pair of these trendy trousers! Choose fashion-forward accessories like featured blogger Something In The Way’s fedora and trench coat or Instinto De Vestir’s kimono and statement sunglasses.
3. Add Leather Accents:
Give your graphic tee some edge! Underneath a luxurious leather jacket, your graphic t-shirt will look impossibly cool. For a less rock n’ roll inspired look, opt for a leather skirt or shorts.
Featured blogger Liz Best looks cute and classy in her pineapple graphic tee and leather shorts. Her strappy-sandals pull together this youthful yet polished ensemble.
4. With Pointy-Toe Pumps:
As the wise Carrie Bradshaw once said, “I’m not afraid of heights… have you seen my shoes?” With a pair of pointy-toe pumps, even a Mickey Mouse t-shirt looks grown-up!
Featured blogger Something In The Way takes the look up a notch with trendy mirrored sunglasses and an oversized metallic clutch. We also love how featured blogger Liz Best wore black skinny jeans, red pointy-toe pumps, and aviator sunglasses with her graphic tee. The cherry red heels are a chic and feminine addition to the edgy, punk rock outfit.