I never wear graphic tees. Ever. Unless, I’m lounging in the house, doing laundry, or doing chores, I will never be caught in a graphic tee. The only two graphic tees I own are from Brandy Melville. One says “Bad Luck” and the other “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” because hey, why not own an item of clothing with a Mean Girls reference am I right? So why I do I not wear graphic tees? First, because I am classic with a bit of edge and find graphic tees to be personally too much for my tastes. The second reason why I don’t wear graphic tees is because I find it extremely and I mean EXTREMELY difficult to wear without crossing that fine border line between chic and passé. However, recently I have had a change of heart…when flipping through some of Cara Delevigne’s and Chiara Ferragni’s The Blonde Salad looks, I noticed that they were wearing a lot of graphic tees and knew exactly how to make them look stylish. That immediately got me thinking that I must haveve been doing something wrong all these years. Had I really cracked the code to looking good in a graphic tee? Immediately, I got to researching.
From what I have gathered (as with all things) when worn CORRECTLY the graphic tee can go from unfashionable to haute mode. To help you understand how to turn those graphic tees into haute mode, I’ve compiled a few looks that I myself will be trying out (as soon as I cash in my first paycheck and can afford to go shopping again)..!! So take out your graphic tees and lets them put them to work! Just make wise choices about what graphic tees you wear because unlike regular clothing that is a more subtle reflection of one’s personality, graphic tees are a direct and literal reflection that leave no room for interpretation.
GRAPHIC TEE & RIPPED BOYFRIEND JEANS
For starters, we obviously have the standard graphic t and ripped boyfriend jeans. Yes, it is trendy and casual, but we can push the graphic tee even further. What I loved about this outfit, is the tweed jacket. It is very Chanel-esque giving it the perfect touch of class and edge.
GRAPHIC TEE & PANTS SUIT
Wear a cute pair of black Theory pants or white pair of jeans with a pair of heels and rock that tee to work. Pair it with a fur vest or a nice trench coat and you turn a casual look instantly haute chic.
GRAPHIC TEE & SKIRT
The key to wearing a graphic tee with a skirt, whether its long or short, is that it needs to be somewhat fitted.
GRAPHIC TEE & BLAZER
If you do opt for the larger more comfortable tee, then put a nice leather or jeans jacket, fur coat or blazer on top to make the look vogue.
Last but not least, remember, there is no need for you to buy an already made graphic tee if you feel that it does not represent your style or personality. There are many sites where you can customize your own t-shirt and design for just a few bucks. Not only would that make you stylish, but it will set you apart from the crowd and give you the extra edge you needed to literally show people – this is who I am.