Wearing Heels & Jeans to Give your Graphic T-Shirt Pizzazz
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And here we go again!! Trying to show that wearing a t-shirt can be fun and flattering. I feel like the term jeans and a t-shirt is almost like saying “I’m a sloppy dresser”. Is that snobbish? I admit, it could be. Therefore, I figured I’d see how to wear jeans & a t-shirt and yet not fall into that trap. Consequently I pulled out the heels and tried varying our jeans and jewelry.
You may realize, that I am a shoe girl—so adding in a pair of sexy heels was easy peasy. However, if you’re one of those women that can’t wear heels, there is no shortage of fabulous flats that would work instead (trust me, I found a bunch for you in the shopping section below!)
For the jeans—I let mom wear the blue denim, I put Nancy is a colored denim, and I styled a neutral denim. And, indubitably I threw on accessories to boot! I imagine that these details make the outfits look intentional. I could be wrong—you tell me!
Here are the opinions about these shirts from Melonkiss. First off they are a regular cotton t-shirt. They are relatively heavy weight, so you’re not going to have to worry about sheerness or having to wear a cami underneath it for modesty.
Since they are unisex, these shirts are definitely not fitted. You can see how we tried to counteract that in a couple ways. In the first post (here), we wore them with jackets. In the second post (here) I had Nancy tie hers to the side. Otherwise, we tucked them into our bottom pieces. They are also quite long for our petite stature. Mom got around to shortening hers right away, so if her shirt looks like the right length, that’s because she removed about 4 inches of it. Nancy & I also rolled up the sleeves because we considered them too long; whereas mom liked the longer length in the sleeves.
Lastly, they have a crew neck collar. This isn’t Nancy’s favorite option for a neckline, so I may try to alter it or cut it for her. This neckline could be good or bad. It’d be good if you’re trying to cover your decollete. But it’d be bad if you hate your shirt too close to your neck. In reality, hopefully people will be riveted by the design on the shirt and not notice the neckline! For mom & myself, we will hopefully dye ours a different color. Bright white is not our best color, and the only other options for some of the shirts was the grey like Nancy’s shirt.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Don’t you just love it when you’re hanging out and all of a sudden the sprinklers come on? It was hilarious and my husband captured it in pictures (you can even see the water on my jeans).
Since I had Nancy wear a fun, statement necklace, and mom got to put on large earrings, I went with a scarf. I’ve really embraced this newer trend of the small scarves at the neck. Many of you might think this is reminiscent of airline stewardesses, but it can also camouflage any neck areas you aren’t happy about! Just sayin’!
Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here a cargo version)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless (similar here or here in a flat sandal)~~Belt: WCM (similar here embroidered)~~Scarf: Walgreens (similar here)~~Bracelet: Boho Betty (similar here in sapphire)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I think the addition of a interesting necklace can be one way to counteract the fact that it’s a crew neck tee. I realize that the crew neck may not be the most flattering for us. Thus by wearing a statement necklace, I feel like the focus is put on the necklace instead of the neckline.
You may or may not have noticed that I rolled both Nancy’s & my jeans. I really wanted to show off the sandals this way.
Jeans: Chaps (similar here)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here no texture and here’s one with texture—just a “little” out of my price range-ha ha!)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Since mom already had shortened her shirt, we tried something different for fun. I had her tuck one side of her shirt into her jean’s pocket. It’s not super different, but I think it’s a little better than it just hanging there. Darlene of Who’s a Pretty Girl blog did the same thing last week tucking her shirt into both of her pockets!
And I love that mom’s jeans have some moto detailing and zippers to add pizzazz. Who says blue jeans have to be boring?
Mom’s bracelet is another of her creations! She collected a bunch of gold buttons and threaded them on elastic! I have one of these also! I’m sure over time the elastic will stretch out, but then you could just redo it!
Jeans: DG2-thrifted (similar here but a lot of $, here for less in a lighter wash & in petites & talls)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: (similar here also expensive and here as a flat—why is red snakeskin so expensive? so here’s some loafers for cheap but only 3 sizes left)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here with stones instead of buttons)
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Great shoes in both flats & heels to add glamour to your tee & jeans ensemble: