Vintage t shirts

Styling Vintage Tees for Spring & Summer

With the beginning of spring in the air and summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to put together some fresh fits.


Vintage T-shirts are the beginning of many great outfits. The warmer weather of spring and summer is a great time to show them off. To get the most out of your tees, it's best to build an outfit around them. 


How to Pick the Perfect Vintage Tee

Whether you’re buying something new or looking through your wardrobe, it’s important to know what makes a great shirt.

When putting together an outfit, comfort might not be your first thought. However, the way that you feel often comes off to others. A fit that's too tight or uncomfortable can result in staggered or awkward vibes. Clothes that you feel good in will help you exude confidence. 

Although everybody prefers a different fit, something lighter and looser is a great choice for warmer weather. It improves airflow and helps you stay fresh and cool. 

When wearing a vintage tee, you usually want it to be the focus of your outfit. You can create this by picking accessories that match your shirt’s colours. So when out searching for a fresh tee, keep in mind what accessories you have at home that will pair well.


Complement or Contrast

While a vintage shirt paired with jeans is a classic look, sometimes you might want to mix things up a bit.

You can choose to complement your vintage tee and put together an entire vintage fit. Think old school sneakers and denim. Don’t stop at jeans, but consider jean shorts or skirts. Tuck your shirt in for a true 80s look.

Alternatively, you can choose to contrast your vintage tee with some modern attire. Chinos can balance off the edge of a vintage tee, and help you fit in on a fancier occasion. For a more formal look, you can pair your tee with a blazer. 

For a more casual modern look, you can pair your tee with streetwear or activewear like leggings or shorts. For these modern looks, it's better to leave your tee untucked.


Dressing for the Weather

The warmer seasons bring in a great range of options. Skirts and shorts can be worn at any time of the year, but they truly belong to spring and summer. For those breezier days you have a few options.

A long sleeve tee can be worn underneath, keeping your whole vintage tee on display, while getting some extra warmth. This is great for shirts with a large design that you want to show off. Try an oversized t-shirt over a long sleeve shirt for an iconic 90s look.

An unbuttoned dress shirt or denim jacket could be worn on-top of your tee. This is great for showing off t-shirts with a smaller, centralised logo or design. What's great about this look is that the overshirt or jacket can be put on or taken off as the temperature changes. It’s always a great idea to throw one in your bag for when the night gets cooler. 


Where to Start?

If you are looking for that perfect vintage tee, Official Vintage has you covered. Browse our selection today.