Raise your hand if you used to wear graphic t-shirts alllll the time in middle school.
Me: *Raises both hands high*
When I was younger, graphic tees were a wardrobe staple. As I got older, they started to look a bit too casual for my personal style so I stopped wearing them. However, within the last year or so, I’ve seen a major graphic tee revival in fashion!
From vintage-style band tees to floral graphic tees, the graphic t-shirts hitting the market lately are so chic and fun to style. Many higher-end brands are even including graphic t-shirts in their latest collection! If you’re wondering how to dress up a graphic t-shirt, I’m sharing 3 tips below.
3 Tips for How to Dress Up A Graphic T-Shirt
1. Go for a print
Graphic T-Shirts with just words are best saved for very casual looks. Shirts with prints add a fashionable statement to your outfit. I’m loving shirts with abstract animal graphics on them lately. I’ve also rounded up a bunch of affordable graphic tees for you to shop below.
2. Switch up your bottoms
It’s easy to pair a graphic t-shirt with jeans, but switching up your bottom piece can really make the whole look more stylish. If you still want to pair it with denim, try a denim skirt in a different color like black or white. Graphic tees also look great with leather for an edgier look!
3 Add height with footwear
Shoes with some height instantly elevate any look (literally, lol). Wearing sneakers, especially with a graphic tee, makes the look very casual. For a dressed-up casual look, style it with a pair of wedges. A pair of strappy sandals or ankle boots would also look very chic!
Shop My Look:
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Graphic T-Shirt: NastyGal // Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Shoedazzle (similar HERE) // Bag: Amerii
Shop affordable graphic t-shirts:
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Do you wear graphic t-shirts? What is your favorite way to style them? Let’s chat! Leave a comment below.
For more style tips, click HERE.
Hi there! My niece is going to attend a slumber party next week and she wants to look chic during the event. When you said that wearing denim or leather can make our tops stand out, it really caught my interest. I’ll ask her to keep this tip in mind so her appearance will be the talk of the night.
Ooh la la! I really love it when you highlighted that abstract imagery on a T-shirt can make its wearer looks pretty cool. My daughter is going this year’s Coachella and she wants to have the best OOTDs for the occasion. I’ll forward this article to her so she’ll know what kind of attire to purchase later.
Thanks for these tips on dressing up a graphic tee. I like what you said about how wedges or strappy sandals can instantly elevate your look. I will have to try that this summer because I want to try an experiment more with t-shirts and how I wear them.