Once an item that held childish connotations or college day memories for me, the graphic tee is now a stylish and trendy piece in its own rights. There are so many ways to style a graphic tee.
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Graphic tees became popular in the 50s but can be seen in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” on workers sporting bright green tshirts with the word “oz” on them. Soldiers began to be issued shirts with their branch on them in WWII and kept wearing them mainstream after the war. Marlon Brando popularized the t-shirt as a garment of its own, when it had traditionally been an undergarment. The invention of Plastisol, an ink for screen printing gave designers more freedom with graphics. Bands and companies began realizing the marketing power of t-shirts.
Graphic tees today can be found in all types, sporting messages, inspirational sayings, images, logos and band promotions. It’s hard to be unfashionable with a graphic tee, no matter what type is your preference, but there are a few ways to step up your game with a graphic tee.
Here are nine ways to style a graphic tee:
1 Blazer+graphic tee+jeans+booties
Blazer- Loft; Loft petite Loft plus; Loft is taking 50% off today with free shipping; option; option; shirt- Jane; jeans- Nordstrom; (these are amazing! so soft!) booties- Vince Camuto; similar; option; belt- Amazon
This is one of my favorite ways to style a graphic tee. Dress a tee and jeans up a bit with a blazer. You can see another version of this formula here. This time I paired a my tee with my leopard print blazer for a little interest.
2 Graphic tee + camo bottoms
It doesn’t matter if you choose olive or grey camo, you can treat camo like a neutral and wear almost any graphic tee with it.
3- Graphic tee + boyfriend jeans –
A graphic tee and any pair of distressed jeans are a match made in heaven. I chose boyfriend jeans with this outfit, but distressed skinny jeans would work too.
4 Add a cardigan. Cardigan+tee + skinny jeans
5 Graphic tee + skirt– Dress up your tee, dress down your skirt.
Related: How to Style a Gingham Skirt- (featuring same bow tee)
6-With + jeans/ colored jeans + denim jacket– As seen above and below, a denim jacket is a great topper for a graphic tee.
7 Graphic tee + shorts Create a fun casual summer outfit by pairing a graphic tee with shorts.
8- Layered under a chambray shirt
9 With leggings and a plaid shirt The holidays are a fun time to play around with a holiday themed graphic tee or sweater.
Are you into graphic tees?