Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Jennifer Aniston all add style to basic tees (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
Who doesn’t just love a worn-in, slightly faded t-shirt? From ones with funny catchphrases or pictures, to those that act as souvenirs from memorable nights, tees are a great way to make a statement about yourself.
Between concert keepsakes, sorority and club uniforms, and the crazy and hilarious selection at Urban Outfitters, I’ve managed to stockpile probably 50 t-shirts over the last couple of years! Sure, they’re comfortable, and awesome for lazy days (or even to sleep in!) but what’s a girl to do when she wants to rock a tee AND still look stylish?
Yes ladies, you can have your cake and eat it too. Today, I’m going to share a few different ways you can rock your favorite t-shirt and still look unique and cute for class. Read on!
1. Add a Cute Jacket
One of the most basic ways to spruce up a t-shirt is by pairing it with a cute structured jacket or a cardigan, as opposed to a frumpy hoodie. Small details, like adding a ring, fishtail braiding your hair instead of throwing it into a sloppy ponytail, and wearing gladiator sandals instead of flip flops can make all the difference in how you look and feel. The best part is, these little extras take just seconds to add — you’ll look great, but still make it to class on time.
2. Try It with a Skirt
Another easy way to wear a t-shirt and still look cute is to tuck it into a skirt. I especially like this pretty pink circle skirt since it’s slightly high-waisted – it’s dressy enough to wear on a date or look put-together in class, but isn’t so fancy that you compromise comfort. Pair this look with wedges — stilettos can look strange with something as casual as a graphic tee — and finish the look with a quirky fedora and statement ring.
3. Go for an Androgynous Look
The relaxed look and feel of your favorite tee will look great with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a few deliberately placed menswear accessories. Experiment with beanies, classic leather belts, different pairs of casual shoes, and menswear timepieces. You’ll look casual and comfy, but not sloppy. Finish with a handy messenger bag.
4. Try It with a Vest
A denim vest is a fun, unexpected way to add a rock and roll feel to an otherwise basic jeans-and-tee look. This look is especially chic with a concert t-shirt, or printed pants! Finish off the outfit with a bold pair of shoes, eye-catching earrings, and a tough-looking bracelet.
5. Pair It with a Maxi Skirt
This outfit has a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw feel to it: It’s bold for sure, but with the right amount of confidence, it’s easy to pull off! One way to make good use out of your maxi skirt is to pair it with a t-shirt. Make sure the tee isn’t too busy, and knot it right where the skirt begins for an ultra-chic look. Finish the outfit with a headscarf, classy ring, and ballet flats.
What Do You Think?
How do you dress up your t-shirts? How many do you think you’ve accumulated over the last few years of college? Would you ever pair a t-shirt with a skirt? What other pieces do you have trouble styling? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!