It’s all about the graphic print tee at the moment, and with everyone from Cara Delevingne to Rihanna and the Olsen twins rocking them left, right and centre, it looks like they’re here to stay. And what’s more, they’re totally versatile. Dress them up with a blazer and statement jewellery or dress them down with boyfriend jeans, cut-offs, a skater skirt or a leather jacket.
And there’s something for everyone where graphic tees are concerned, from cute retro Disney print to bold and brash statements, vintage images and ironic logos. Not forgetting that they’re an oh-so-comfortable – and affordable – addition to your wardrobe. Go wild, Sloanies! It’s time for a spot of tee!
One of our favourite graphic tees right now is the Célfie tee designed by fashion blogger Sincerely, Jules. Combining a playful approach to the Céline tee shirt craze with the ‘selfie’ phenomenon, this ironic fashion item is bang on trend and cheeky with it. See Cara Delevingne, Miley and Ri Ri’s addiction to the blingin’ Homies logo on their sweats and tees for a similar vibe. Yep – this time it’s a parody of fashion house Hermès. Too cute.
These bold statement tees really do speak for themselves, so feel free to keep everything else simple and let your tee do the talking. Vintage babes and retro chicks can rock their graphic tee with a ¾ length pleated skirt, a long string of pearls and cute Mary-Jane heels. Add a bright waist belt for added glam.
If you’re after a daytime look, throw on your boyfriend jeans or wear the tee cropped or tucked into a cute skater skirt with converse trainers. Pull on a leather biker jacket, grab your shades and you’re good to go.
And for an evening transition, find a statement necklace to wear over your tee. Bold is best, so reach for bright colours or metallics, and go big. Wet look leggings with heels or boots will look smoking hot with your graphic tee for a night on the town. A preppy pinstripe blazer and big heels will instantly upgrade your jeans and tee look for something a bit smarter.
For a smart-casual look that’ll work for day to night, try tucking your tee into a sexy pencil skirt for an instant glamour fix. Accessorize with a clutch, statement jewellery, biker boots and the trusty leather jacket – a blazer might be too much when paired with the skirt.
Experiment and have fun with your statement tee – fashion has never been so comfortable! Layer it up with scarves, plaid and and knits for the winter and strip it right down to your shirtsleeves in the summer months.