THE MOST RELIABLE COMPANION IN YOUR CLOSET: THE GRAPHIC TEE
There are certain clothing items that constitute the backbone of your closet. In fact, you will most likely find these wearables in every fashionista’s wardrobe regardless of style and geography- a faded pair of jeans, a plain white shirt, some black leggings, and a trusted, reliable graphic tee. When it comes to graphic tees, you do not need to deliberate any rhyme or reason, or even the season, to decide whether or not you want to wear it. It is a staple that is always in fashion and can be trusted to accompany you in most settings and situations with fashionable aplomb.
FUNK, COLOR, PERSONALITY... Your outfit is the extension of your personality and what better way to let everyone know what you’re like than by literally putting it on your shirt in a graphical manner? A graphic tee adds so much funk and personality into any look with such subtlety that it completely elevates any ensemble. Whether it is a simple and sarcastic ‘Bite Me’ tee or a flirty and dismissive ‘You Can Have Him -Jolene’ tee, a graphic tee allows you to communicate with the world without uttering a word.
...BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF COMFORT Who says style always comes at the expense of comfort? We cannot hear a thing over here drowning in our graphic tee derived fashionable bliss! They are funky, personal, and stylish, but also made of a cotton material that sits softly on your skin and fits in all the right places on your torso, making it a casual comfort dream, especially if you pair it with a simple pair of jeans and some sneakers. You can even communicate the comfort you are experiencing in your graphic tee with this ‘Livin’ the Dream’ tank top.
ALWAYS AN OPTION One of my favorite things about a classic graphic tee is that it is so versatile. There are so many options to choose from, that you are certain to find something that suits your style and reflects your interests and personality. Take this ‘Mamas, Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies!’ tee, for instance. It is so specific but so relatable to anyone who has been raised in the South.
PAIRS WELL WITH- WELL, EVERYTHING! Regardless of whether you need to go have brunch with your work acquaintances, meet up with a special someone for a date, or just hang out at a pub with your pals, you can never go wrong with a graphic tee because you can pair it with almost anything on God’s green Earth.
If you are planning on eloping with your friends on a fun night out, skip out on the typical jeans or skirts, and opt for a flowy pair of flappers instead. If you are going for a semi formal look, throw on a blazer on top of your tee and tuck the shirt into your jeans for a more sophisticated and elegant appearance so you can strut around like a total boss babe.
Another major benefit that comes with a simple graphic tee is that it is the perfect canvas to layer on top of. Instead of being just a blank slate, it still adds character to your outfit but allows you to pair it with all kinds of wearables, including sweaters, jackets, button ups, and even some unbuttoned overalls!
SHAKE IT UP The key to keeping your style fresh and interesting with just your collection of graphic tees is to keep shaking it up and wearing them in creative ways. You may not realize it, but there is so much room to experiment and make a simple graphic tee look new, bold, and highly fashionable. For instance, instead of letting the hem of your tee hang over your bottoms, either tuck them in or roll it up in a fancy knot for a laid back, casual look.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO INVEST AN ARM AND A LEG TO LOOK GOOD We haven't even gotten to the best part- you get all of these advantages and it costs next to nothing when compared to some of the other items in your wardrobe. In fact, you can get this funky Turquoise Thunderbird Graphic Tee for just under $20 right now! For just how versatile this closet staple is, it is an extremely cheap investment that will pay off dividends as you continue to use your graphic tees even years after the purchase.