a good graphic t-shirt is a wardrobe staple! whether you prefer a catchy slogan, band paraphernalia, or a scenic image on your tee (a beach, cactus, etc.), the style possibilities are seemingly endless!
over the last few years, i have enjoyed adding new (and gently-used) tees to my collection. i find them online, at local boutiques, and in thrift and consignment shops. i also enjoy picking up a t-shirt when traveling. while graphic tees are traditionally deemed casual attire (i.e. not office appropriate), i challenge you to dress up your favorite tee: tuck it into your skirt or wear it under your blazer—i promise you will look polished and chic!
one of my favorite ways to style a graphic t-shirt is with a jacket + denim. bomber jackets have become my jacket of choice—a fun printed bomber jacket? even better! second to bomber jackets? my leather coat. the t-shirt + leather coat combination transforms your style—goodbye casual and hello edgy.
“quote shirts” are my favorite to collect. a nod to coffee, tacos, or ice cream? yes, please! female empowerment? even better! next on my wish list? a tee that alludes to the importance of naps!
during college and my early post-grad days, i lived in graphic t-shirts. (a tee + sweatshirt + ripped jeans was my uniform.) upon entering the corporate workforce, i purged much of my casual attire—the tees and sweatshirts were worn out. however, i have enjoyed rebuilding my collection and like challenging myself to style casual items in an unexpected way.
my girl gang tee—worn in today’s photos—is from boho chic boutique, located at the seattle premium outlets. it’s slightly cropped, making it the perfect accompaniment to high-waisted jeans. i picked up this tropical bomber jacket on a recent thrift excursion, and i love how lightweight it is. i can easily throw it on over a summer dress, and i may or may not have worn it with dress pants to the office. #casualchic
photos by sarah wolfe photography
are you nostalgic about current (or previously owned) t-shirts in your closet? where do you typically shop for them? let me know in the comments!