How to Style a Graphic Tee
Graphic tees have always been around but they seem to have made a major comeback in the past few years or so. Today, graphic tees are more than just laundry day or casual Friday go-to’s. You can wear them to the office, to your favorite concert and even on your Saturday evening date. Whatever the occasion, here are a few tips on how to style a graphic tee.
How to Style a Graphic Tee
This article highlights a few ways you can wear and style your graphic tees. Ultimately, you should be able to get more mileage from your graphic tees and other types of t shirts as well.
Tuck and Roll
The first trick when styling your graphic tees is to style the t-shirt itself. Rather than letting the tee hang loose, consider tucking it into whatever bottoms you’re wearing. Whether you’re wearing a skirt, slacks or jeans, tucking in instantly lends a level of sophistication and style that shows you know what you’re doing.
Alternatively, tie the tee or tuck in only a part of it. Tucking the tee partially gives a sense of edginess to the style and adds dimension to the overall outfit.
Your next step is to ensure your outfit has structure. Throwing in a blazer, for example, is a simple way to do this. By combining a blazer with tucking in, your waistline is still visible thus preventing you from looking frumpy. Consider a simple navy or black blazer, or add a pop of color to your outfit and shake things a bit with a colorful blazer.
For a fun night out, go for a colorful bomber jacket, classic denim or a moto jacket. These options are ideal for casual settings, but maybe not so much a day in the office.
The pants you pair your graphic tees with also matter. The classic option is a pair of leather pants or jeans. This is a classic rocker outfit that you can make more polished by wearing some heels and throwing in a blazer. You can also change things up by pairing your graphic tee with a pair of striped, patterned or floral slacks. Another great option is to go for bold-colored pants. You want to keep things looking put together and intentional by picking pants that at least match a color in your graphic tee.
If you’re going for a more feminine style, pair your graphic tee with a skirt. A pencil skirt will keep things sleek while a flowy one will give off a more flirtatious vibe. Consider adding a little more depth to your ensemble with your favorite statement bangles of necklaces.
Learning a few tricks on how to style your graphic tee will go a long way in ensuring you make the most of them. You should also know how to properly care for graphic tees to ensure that they’re looking at their best at all times. In order to do so, it’s important to look at the shirt’s care instructions prior to washing and drying. Once washing is done, you should know how to store shirts so that they don’t wrinkle. Another useful tip is to keep layering. Whether it’s the middle of December or your out for summer holidays in July, layering is the secret to pulling off any graphic tee outfit.