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.
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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.
All the best,
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