If you’re over the age of 25, you might think the days of wearing graphic tees are behind you. However, graphic tees are coming back in a big way; this time not for the teenage generation. With some simple guidelines you can style a graphic tee without looking like you’re seventeen and it’s laundry day.
As athleisure brands take the market by storm, luxury fashion houses are fighting for a spot at the casual table. Streetwear trends are catching on specifically at high fashion brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Off White whose iconic prints are making waves in t-shirt fashion. While vintage band tees and minimalist logo prints have been a part of casual wear for much longer, they are now being worn in more stylish ways. From businessman to surfer dude here are our tips on hitting the street in style with a graphic tee!
Dressed Down Businessman
While a graphic tee does the dressing down let a simple blazer do the dressing up. A blazer over a graphic tee is a style that originates from the 80’s but creates a statement to be reckoned with today. The trick to this look is to let the graphic tee do the talking by keeping all other pieces neat and minimal. This is best paired with dark or black jeans and Sunday’s best all white sneakers.
Street Wear Style
Band t-shirts and minimal slogan or logo t-shirts have been around since the 70’s and people are appreciating their vintage, retro vibes. The key here is to match the rest of the outfit with the style of the tee. For example, in the case of vintage band tees, they are best paired with faded wash or ripped jeans and plain sneakers or even chelsea boots for more shnazz. Layers will also help add style to a band t-shirt - think flannel or jean jacket. A minimal slogan or logo t-shirt is a simpler choice. Just as with the band t-shirt you’ll want to match the minimal style with slim fit jeans and luxe sneakers that contrast with the outfit. To further dress up this mostly casual outfit, you could add trendy shades or a piece of jewelry.
Surfers and Skaters
Graphic tees in the skate and surf world have always been in style with brands like Billabong, RipCurl and Hurley. To kill this style you have to live this style throwing it together without much effort. You'll want to stick to simple graphics which is usually how the surfer brands roll, paired with lived-in shorts and well-worn classic skater shoes like Vans Classic Slip-Ons. Complete the look with a simple dad hat to mature the young surfer look.
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