Who doesn’t just love a worn-in, slightly faded t-shirt? From ones with funny catch phrases or pictures, to those that act as souvenirs from memorable nights; Tees are a great way to make a statement. If you’re like me, the one main reason you choose to wear t-shirts, besides them being awesome and expressing your fandom, is because they’re comfortable.
Though I enjoy dresses and donning fancier outfits from time to time, t-shirts are my go to piece of clothing when I need to feel relaxed. I usually wear tees with jeans and sneakers. It’s simple and doesn’t require a lot of thought on my part.
However, changing your look up from time to time is a good idea and some situations call for a dressier look.
Styling a t-shirt and taking it to the next level isn’t that hard, trust me anyone can do it. We at BandraRoad have 5 simple tips to make your tees look less casual and more formal. Most of these tips apply to women, but I’m sure at least one of them will work for men.
1. Add a Blazer
One of the most basic ways to spruce up a t-shirt is by pairing it with a cute structured blazer or cardigan. It will make your cartoon-y Star Wars t-shirt look borderline professional. Small details, like wearing ankle length booties or sandals instead of sneakers or flip-flops will make all the difference to how you look and feel. The best part is, these little extras just take seconds to add.
If I’m going for a work dinner, a blazer makes me feel more like a grown-up. Silly? Perhaps. But, it’s effective.
2. Pair it with a Skirt
Another easy way to style a tee is to pair it with a cute skirt. Skirts go well with sold coloured tees and even graphic ones. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. You can make them work with straight styles as well as A-line, high-waisted and even pencil skirts. This is definitely an area where you can play around with solid colours in bold shades. One of the skirts I wear most often is a long, black, flowly one, so I play around with a lot of graphic and bold coloured tees. You can tuck your t-shirt in or leave it out….that’s totally up to you. However if you have a pencil skirt, I would suggest paring it with a loose tee.
3. A Statement Neck Piece
Statement jewellery can make all the difference to your outfit, and a necklace especially stands out against plain clothing. Look over your t-shirt collection and make notes about the most common colours. Then head to your favourite accessory store or thrift stores to choose a few complementary pieces. I usually stay away from bling and lean towards geometric or bohemian jewellery. But, that is completely up to you! Just don’t over do it on the chunky blingy stuff!
For me, shoes are about comfort. I love the look of high heels, but they are too painful for me to endure. However, if you can stand them, heels of any height make a t-shirt and skinny jeans look fantastic. Ankle length booties are more my style and they do add something extra too, even if they’re flat. Try a cool pair of Dr. Marten for that modern grunge look.
5. Wear a Vest
Vest are always a great way to layer your plain tee and can be a great going out look, where you don’t need to put much thought into it. A denim vest is a fun, unexpected way to add a rock and roll element to your look. Get out your old band or concert tees to nail this look.
The best thing about tees is that everything goes with them. Also- they can be pretty cheap, so you don’t need to break the bank while creating some great outfits.
Simplicity in style is quite chic and it sometimes does feel as if we need a dose of relaxed in our lives. There’s a certain elegance, freshness and sexiness in wearing a pair of jeans and a simple t-shirt or a pencil skirt and a tee. Perhaps it has to do with confidence and inner style. So ditch your fancy office and going out tops for basic tees and see the transformation begin.
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