I live in graphic tees and joggers at home (see this post), but when the shelter-in-place order lifts, you better believe I’ll be styling them up to go out! So today, I’m showing how to elevate a graphic tee because a) we all have at least one, and b) God willing, we will start living life outside of our homes again soon.
This best-selling “more, more, more” tee from the ethical brand good hYOUman is my favorite…I love its message. Now that we’re required to stay home, I’m focusing on a few things this shirt lists that I normally don’t make time for, like more creativity, more art, and more movie nights. Made from their signature “Cloud Fabric,” this tee is super soft, has a relaxed fit, and fits true to size (I’m wearing a small). Here are three ways I elevate my graphic tees.
1. Add a blazer
Whether you like an oversized silhouette or a more structured fit, adding a blazer is one way to instantly elevate a graphic tee and add a touch of sophistication. My preference is more classic, so I paired my tee with this fitted black blazer I’ve had for years.
Shop this look
jeans (currently $50) || graphic tee || blazer – similar here & here (both on sale) || sneakers (faves are currently 40% off) || necklace
2. Wear with Cropped Pants or a Skirt
Another way to elevate your graphic tee is to wear it with cropped pants or a skirt instead of with shorts or regular jeans. Cropped pants can be a flattering look on a lot of women. Aim for an ankle-length, slim-leg pant in a neutral color for the safest bet.
See this post for how I paired a different graphic tee with a skirt.
My straight-leg white jeans with a button fly are from J. Crew and are currently on sale for $50. They’re a popular style and very comfortable and flattering, and are available in classic, petite, and tall sizes. I’m wearing a 27 classic.
3. Add an Elevated Shoe
That doesn’t have to mean heels, but adding heels does bring any outfit to a higher level…literally and figuratively! Besides heels, other ideas include pointed-toe flats, booties, platform sandals, espadrilles, or loafers. It’s your style, so pick what shoe works best for you.
When we’re in Scottsdale, we go out a lot! I almost always wear heels because you can get away with it here any day of the week, and because getting a little dolled up always feels good, right? Back in northern Colorado, I live in a VERY casual place (see this post), so I really enjoy dressing up a bit when I can.
And there you have it! This is how I elevate my graphic tees. Let me know what you think, or better yet, send me a picture of how you style up your graphic tee.
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This is great! I usually wear dressier tees but just bought my first graphic tee. I’m looking forward to wearing it out and about eventually!
Thank you! I look forward to seeing yours.
I always think the blazer and shoes make all the difference. I remember when I didn’t have a graphic tee in my closet…and now? OMG, I have a ton.
Totally agree, Jodie! I have a handful, but this one’s my fave.
Funny how this look can go from running errands on Saturday to date night on Saturday night by adding the blazer and heels. I love my graphic tees. Followed your link to the earlier post where you paired the graphic with the maxi skirt. Ordered a Mimi tee. Thanks for the link.
You are one darling grandmother. Tennies or heels, jeans or skirt!
So true about blazers and heels, Leslie. How fun about your new Mimi tee! Appreciate you buying through my link.🙏