Let's get one thing straight: The new batch of graphic tees is a huge improvement over the shapeless, baggy, cheesy t-shirts that the phrase "graphic tees" brings to mind. You won't find these at a mall kiosk or shady screen-printing shop. These cute graphic tees are fitted, flattering, and feature chic fashion illustrations rather than punny sayings. Paired with the right pieces, you can wear a graphic tee to work, on a date, casually on the weekend, or on vacation. Check out how we've styled some of our faves!
For a sophisticated twist that makes for a stylish and office-appropriate outfit, pair your graphic tee with a pencil skirt and a basic pair of pumps. Bright colors make structured pieces like a pencil skirt and tote bag more eye-catching—not that there’s a chance anyone would miss you strutting to your office in this stylish ensemble.
There are a lot of things you don't want to do on a date—especially a first date—but this isn't the time or place to go into all of that. We will remind you that looking super high-maintenance or wearing something tight and restrictive will only make you uncomfortable—and first dates can be awkward enough as it is. A graphic tee with an embellished mini skirt gives you the perfect balance of laidback and sexy. These strappy sandals will make your legs look miles long, too.
We're all about casual, cute style on the weekends. Instead of your go-to denim shorts, a pair of silky shorts with stripes that coordinate with your graphic tee makes you look 10 times more put together. Keep the rest of your outfit simple—cute leather sandals and cat-eye sunglasses—to avoid looking overly done up.
Ok, so there's a chance that at some mall kiosk somewhere (probably in Florida), there’s a flamingo-printed graphic tee, but we’d be willing to bet that this one is more stylish. Just to be sure no one mistakes you for a tacky tourist, pair your graphic tee with a cool, colorful pair of skinnies and embellished sandals.