5 Useful Ways of Wearing Graphic Tees to Stay Chic and Modern
Wearing graphic tees may not be on your radar, but I am always trying to think outside the box, and get you thinking that way too!
Quote of the day: “In the end, it is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves.” Ann Landers
Teaching ways to get creative with our clothing is really what makes me tick. The way to keep us feeling good about ourselves can definitely start with how we get dressed.
Most of us get in a habit with our outfits (which is not necessarily bad). Yet if that habit has us sticking to the same thing over and over and possibly choosing more frumpier pieces, then the answer is to change.
One of my favorite aspects of modern outfits is the idea of yin and yang. Combining two opposite “categories” of clothing is how I describe it. So what I have done with the idea of wearing a graphic tee is to style it with items you wouldn’t necessarily combine.
More details about this particular graphic tee below because I’m in love with the message. In case you can’t read it well, it says, “A little more kindness. A little less judgement.”
Jeans and a Tee
The most usual pairing for wearing graphic tees are with jeans. Yet, sometimes that can look sloppy. So how about throwing a blazer over the tee?
It never hurts to add in some fun footwear and statement earrings too!!
Insider tip: Even if you got rid of all of your blazers when you retired, I think you can find great deals on them at the thrift stores. Heck, it’s the perfect time to try out more “interesting” blazers (like this rose gold one) instead of sticking with the business appropriate boring ones.
And yes, this blazer was secondhand.
Wearing Graphic Tees with Dressy Pants
Now switch out your jeans for those pants in your closet that you think are more dressy. NOT just your black pants. But how about a pair of business pants (that are part of a suit) or even silky ones?
Insider tip: Grey is a wonderful neutral that works with many prints…even if the color isn’t in the print.
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The pencil skirt is another item that is thought of as more business appropriate and even dressy. That’s where wearing graphic tees with them is such a perfect fit. It’s that yin/yang or dichotomy in an outfit that really makes you look like you’re living in the 2000’s.
Notice I also added in a statement necklace? That adds a fun whimsical element to the outfit also.
Why You Might Want to Consider a Tulle Skirt
I’m sure most of you would never even consider having a tulle skirt. I know that was my thought 7 years ago when I first started blogging. Yet over these years, whenever I see one, I look at them and think how pretty they are. Yet I used to talk myself out of it because how functional could they really be?
Well let me chime in here and say, who hasn’t had an upcoming “event” scheduled and realized you didn’t have the right dress for it? That’s where the tulle skirt could be so handy. It’s definitely dressy and feminine. Yet I’m showing how to make it more casual by wearing graphic tees with it too.
Insider tip: Tulle skirts can be found inexpensively on Poshmark. That’s where I bought this WHBM ones!
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Wearing Graphic Tees Layered
Recently I discussed how to layer skirts over a dress. Most of us consider a dress as a piece you wear by itself. And while that’s an advantage of it, a dress can also be much more versatile.
So by layering a graphic tee over your dress, you’ve made your dress look like a skirt. Just like how layering a skirt over the dress makes it look like a top.
This is another useful way to get more wear out of a dressier dress that just hangs in your closet. My advice? Just try it! Especially over one of those dresses you always think you need a cardigan or jacket.
Insider tip: I tied up the tee with one of my elastic ties. But this time I tucked the tie back up under the tee to make it more cropped. You could also leave the tie hanging out.
My Graphic Tee
This tee was one I was gifted from Bellelily recently. In fact, you saw all three of us sporting a fun tee from the company. It’s one of those companies that you might easily skim over because they market more towards the younger generations. No, this is not a sponsored post.
Yet I was on a mission to show how older women like us could wear these pieces and look great too!
If you already read the review about these tees from Bellelily, then you’ll know we were all very happily surprised by the quality of them. They are soft, and have a marvelous stretchiness to them. In fact, my hubby bought one and wore it the other day. His thoughts echoed ours in the feel and quality
If you are interested in checking out some of the other graphic tees (or anything) through Bellelily, you can still take advantage of the discounts:
Use JTSS15 for 15% off your order of $69
or JTSS10 for 10% off your order over $19.
Both of these offers end December 31, 2020 and products are available worldwide.
Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what other’s think.
My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?
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