One of the pieces I’ll always have on hand during summer is a graphic tee. They’re ultra versatile and can be styled in so many ways, giving you plenty of outfit options to wear throughout the season. I’m sure your wardrobes are brimming with graphic tees, so I thought I’d share 6 of my favorite pairings you can recreate with pieces you already own. I included a few different options that I felt would work for a variety settings – but can also be adapted for an office environment, a date night, or something in between.
Ksubi White Tee (wearing an XS) | NY Yankees Baseball Cap (also here) | Similar Leather Jacket (better for budget here) | Similar White Denim (better for budget here) | Christian Louboutin White Heels (better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Sunset Bag | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (better for budget here)
1. With a moto jacket & baseball cap
Jeans and a graphic tee is far from groundbreaking, but it’s a completely different story when you mix in different textures and contrasting elements. Patent leather pumps, a leather jacket, and baseball cap are all items you wouldn’t normally expect to see together. However, when combined, you get a casual, cool outfit that will carry you from day to night.
2. With denim shorts and a blazer
For an off-duty look, pair your favorite graphic tee with denim cutoffs, then layer on a blazer to give it a more polished vibe. I love dressing up this uniform with dark accessories with gold hardware – like my Prada Cahier bag. It helps give the look some edge. You can then finish it off with some heels or a pair of sneakers.
3. With a leather skirt & statement necklace
A leather skirt paired with a statement graphic tee is a street-style worthy combination. Layer on the necklaces to give the look some visual interest. Try tying your t-shirt into a knot at the waist instead of tucking it in for a unique look.
4. With boyfriend jeans, lace-up heels & a flowy trench
I love outfits that feel casual and effortless but still look put-together. Nothing epitomizes that like a pair of boyfriend jeans, a graphic tee, and sleek lace-up heels with a polished jacket layered on top. My outerwear preference is usually a trench coat. This ensemble is ideal for rainy days or spontaneous chilly days like we’ve been experiencing. If it gets too hot, you can always lose the jacket too.
White Wool Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34 – better for budget here) | White Gucci Belt (wearing a 75 – read my ‘Gucci Belt Sizing Guide’ HERE) | Gucci Logo Tee (wearing an XXS) | Levi’s Denim (wearing a 24 – size up) | Gucci Marmont White Bag (mini size shown) | Similar Red Suede Pumps
5. With a blazer, skinny jeans & statement heels
If your style falls on the dressier side, you can still incorporate a graphic tee into your daily looks. Simply style it with your favorite pair of skinny jeans, a smart blazer, and bold high heels. The addition of a belt makes this casual combo feel more structured and elevated while the colored heels add a playful touch.
6. With leggings, sneakers & a cropped denim jacket
Finally, I can’t think of a better way to rock a graphic tee than pairing it with equally chic casual separates. I’ve had leggings and sneakers on heavy rotation for months now. I’ve found that the easiest way to prevent them from feeling boring is by throwing on a cropped denim jacket. It adds a kind of cool factor that you wouldn’t normally expect.