Want to instantly add more fun to your layering for fall? Think graphic tees!
Graphic tees are nothing new, of course. I mean, they’ve been around forever. Maybe it’s my imagination, but it seems to me that they’re bigger than ever. I got to shoot street style at ten of the New York Fashion Week SS17 shows. And let me tell you: graphic tees were a powerful force.
Let’s face it. We’re all about mottos, images, and logos these days. Our communication gets reduced so often to a tweet, a pic, or an instant message. We’re not about long-winded declarations, but are now masters of the haiku, so to speak. We pack lots of meaning into something succinct. Or, we use it as a starting point for a conversation. Now that’s the graphic part.
As for the tee, there hasn’t been a better time for it. It seems that we’re all beginning to collect more athleisure and cozy casual wear. The white tee, for example, is now considered a wardrobe staple for every fashionista. But if you really want to make an impression, the graphic tee – or sweatshirt or even sweater – is the way to go.
First of all, it can be provocative,…
Or, it can simply be pleasing to our eye…
…or sense of humor.
Graphic tees are still perfect for that jeans and t-shirt look, but their role has certainly expanded. One slight modification is to compliment a denim skirt,…
…and a bolder one is to contrast with a dressier skirt. I love the juxtaposition of different styles.
Now in case you’re wondering why I am blogging about t-shirts when the weather just keeps getting colder, I have news for you. You can rock a t-shirt well into fall! Preferably, your tee is long-sleeved. But even if not, here are some ways to wear them, for example.
This also works with graphic sweaters. 🙂
To conclude, I want to share two looks I recently put together with the most mundane of tees. (I left more interesting ones in California). They demonstrate that even though a graphic isn’t earth-shattering, it can make an outfit a lot more fun.
I tried both on, and they definitely work. Note the knot in the pink t-shirt – flattering with a high-waisted pencil skirt for the pear shapes among us. A shimmery blazer goes well, I think, with the metallic graphic.
The second outfit has a softer, more mellow feeling. And this tee is tucked into the skirt.
Which is your favorite way to style a graphic tee? Stay tuned for Liliya’s next post on Friday. Hint: it involves a very cool graphic piece!