Everyone has a tried and true t-shirt. You probably own a number of graphic t-shirts with fun designs you want to show off or plain colored t-shirts from a company like ShirtMax. Styling a tee can be challenging to do, especially if you are trying to figure out how to dress it up for a less casual look. Here are 10 ideas to help you style your t-shirts and look like a total fashionista.
Add a blazer
If you are wanting to add a business casual flare to your t-shirt, a blazer can work with any outfit. Choose a comfy and cute blazer to wear on top of your tee. Then you can dress it up further with dress pants and heels, or go for a more casual look by pairing the look with straight-leg jeans and nice sneakers.
There is a lot you can do with the basic t-shirt and blazer look, but just adding the blazer makes sure you are dressing up your t-shirt and adding more of a professional look to your outfit.
Dress it up with a skirt or dress pants
If you want to remain casual on top in your t-shirt but still want to dress up the look a little more, go for a professional and cute bottom. Any skirt can look great with a t-shirt, and you can mess around with tying up the shirt, letting it hang loose, or tucking it into the skirt.
If you don’t have a good skirt but want to get the same effect of a t-shirt and skirt combination, you can throw the tee on top of a dress.
If skirts and dresses aren’t your thing, you can also pair a t-shirt with nice dress pants. This also allows you to mess with different tucking options and keeps the bottom half of the outfit professional.
Wearing an open button-down over the top of a t-shirt can help make your t-shirt pop. You can go for a plaid button-down or another fun pattern that you can mix and match with your t-shirt.
Another way to add a button-down to a t-shirt is to tie it around your waist. This helps show off the shirt but can add more textures and patterns to the overall look.
Try different tucks
There are many different ways to tuck a t-shirt into a skirt or pants. You can do a French tuck or half tuck, where you only tuck the shirt’s front part in and leave the back loose. You can also tuck in the entire shirt and experiment with different amounts that you pull up to get your desired look.
Tucking in your t-shirt can help to add a more flattering look to the figure of your t shirt and show off some curves or the layers between a t-shirt and your bottoms.
Wear it with a pair of high-waisted pants
High-waisted pants are all the rage and can be paired perfectly with a t-shirt. In order to show off the waist of the pants, you can experiment with tucking the shirt in and decide which tucks looks best.
Turn your tee into a faux crop top
Another great way to pair a t-shirt with jeans is to turn it into a faux crop top. You can tuck or tie the shirt up to make it appear shorter and have a false crop top effect. You can do this by tucking a shirt up into your bra or tying the shirt and tucking the knot up.
Pair it with a leather jacket
Leather jackets are a fantastic statement piece, and they are perfect to pair with a t-shirt. You can find colored leather and use it as a pop of color or pair a black leather jacket with a white tee and jeans.
Put it under matching sets
A matching suit set or sweatsuit is perfect to pair with your t-shirt. You could add a fun graphic tee to a neutral-colored set or pair a basic colored tee to a set.
Add a statement jacket
There are many types of statement jackets you could wear with a t-shirt. If you want to highlight the patterns and colors of the jacket, go with a solid colored tee, but you can also go with a more basic jean jacket and pull more attention towards the shirt.
Wear it as a t-shirt dress
An oversized t-shirt can be worn as a casual dress. You can add some accessories, such as a statement necklace and shoes, to customize the look. If you want to go for an edgy and sexy vibe, you can add fishnet tights under your tee.
T-shirts are a staple of every closet because they are simple yet versatile pieces of clothing. Don’t let the endless choices get to you, though. It’s a chance for you to show off some creativity and personality so you don’t have to be afraid to play it safe. Whether you use a digital printer to print at home or purchase in-store or online, be sure to choose quality. If you are concerned about how to style your t-shirt, try these ten styles to dress it up or dress it down.