It seems to be getting easier lately to find graphic tees that don’t exclusively say silly things like “run away with me”, or “I love guitarists”, and so on. I am a huge fan of a good band t-shirt and a fun graphic tee, but the range between cute/classy and stupid/trashy is quite vast in t-shirt department. But as of this past year I’ve been coming across t-shirts that will actually accent your outfit rather than draw confused “how old do you think you are” attention to it.
The graphic tee is a great way to be young and playful with a look, but finding the right t-shirt that doesn’t make you look like you’re trying to channel your inner teen is the key. I’ve been on the lookout for more understated, simple, and chic graphic tees that spice up a basic white shirt but won’t overtake your look. There are even some great “vintage” style t-shirts out there though that are a bit busy but are too classic to say no to.
My favorite ways to pair my graphic tees are with leather, denim, heels, and/or a blazer. My Ciao shirt for example is perfect with a suede or leather skirt with sandals or thigh high boots, but it also goes well with a pair of high waisted jeans, a pair of black minimalist high heel sandals, and a long blazer. There are tons of way to make graphic tees cool, just start with the shirt and work around it to see what works with your look the most!
// PHOTOS //
GRAPHIC TEE: Madewell – C!ao Graphic Tee – $35
SKIRT: Zara (old) – similar but cuter NEWER Zara option – $49.90
SANDALS: Madewell (out of stock) – similar Splendid pair – $107
BAG: Armadio – Maia in orange – $219
SUNNIES: Le Specs – Halfmoon Magic – $59
// INSPO //
1. Sincerely Jules – Lips & Lashes graphic tee – $49
2. Sundry – Supima Slub Oui Tee – $77
3. Daydreamer – Stones 1978 tee – $55
4. Mate The Label – Havana Dreams Burnout Crew – $74
5. Comme Des Garçons – ‘Play’ cotton graphic tee – $120
6. Wildfox Couture – Coca Cola Tee – $64