The humble t-shirt is that perfect wardrobe staple, one that’s possibly the most versatile item in anyone’s wardrobe. Regardless of the weather or the season, it’s the item you’ll be reaching for again and again. Graphic tees are back in a big way at the moment, with everyone rocking their fave band t-shirt or vintage Harley Davidson shirts. They’ve been seen on everyone, from Miley Cyrus to Shia LaBeouf.
But it’s not just the cool LA kids who can rock them. With multiple ways to wear this classic piece, you can’t go wrong! So, whether you’re into the Harley Davidson tees, band tees or just simple graphic brand t-shirts, there are so many styles on the market right now. When it comes to styling, here are our fave options at the moment.
This is the classic go-to for styling your graphic t-shirt. Classic blue jeans, block heel ankle boots and a trench coat will help you stay on trend all year round and will be an outfit you’ll (hopefully) never tire of. If you’re unsure of what colours to incorporate into your closet or wanting to build a neutral palette for your wardrobe, choose from: chocolate, coffee, beige, tan, white, cream, grey, black, charcoal, navy, light blue and dreamy pink.
Whether you’re into dark tones like black and navy or lighter tones like white, cream or grey, monochromatic colour palettes really complement a vintage tee. It’s an excellent way to keep things clean and stylish and means that you can pair your vintage t-shirt with so many pieces.
Great for the colder months or just whenever you fancy layering. Wearing a long-sleeve skivvy is a fantastic way to get even more wear out of your vintage tee, proving its longevity and practicality as well as pride of place in your wardrobe. Go for exciting patterns and colours for contrast or simple, subtle colours like black and grey that will complement your t-shirt.
Be the badass that you are and rock the rolled-up sleeve, which for us is a major vibe. Complete your outfit with a leather (or faux leather) bag, chunky belt and eye-catching red lippy. You’ll be slaying in no time.
Rather than taking a pair of scissors to your fave tee and risk ruining it with an asymmetrical hem, gently tie and tuck up the front. That way you can show off your midriff with a cropped style one day but still be able to wear it other ways should you choose to.
For that delicate, feminine look, opt for a flowing midi or maxi skirt to pair with your vintage t-shirt. A style that’s a hit amongst people of all persuasions. Or if you’re feeling a bit grungy, tuck a graphic tee into a leather mini skirt. It’s also a great way to make a casual outfit dressier for a day-to-night look.
Tucked or Tied
The tucked or tied option looks killer with a pair of distressed denim jeans or shorts, and another classically cool look that’s so effortless you’ll potentially not want to wear anything else!
Another super versatile wardrobe staple, your trouser options are plentiful. You can leave your t-shirt untucked or tucked in, knot it, wear it cropped, do whatever you feel! Opt for a preppy look with loafers or go glam with a tailored suit pant.
Nothing screams “I’m here” more than a power suit and teaming up your favourite graphic tee with a bold two-piece is the perfect way to make a statement. Graphic tees pair incredibly well with an oversized suit in bright colours. Channel your inner Alana Wexler with this playful look.
There you have it! Nine options for styling your graphic tee, although remember this isn’t an exhaustive list and there are even more alternatives out there for you to discover. With so many ways to style your vintage t-shirt, you’re spoiled for choice. It also means you might have to grow your collection in order to try out all of these options.