"Everyday is a fashion show and the world is the runway."
- Coco Chanel
- Coco Chanel
I am really digging this revamping of the retro/vintage t-shirt trend that's been vibing all over Instagram. T-shirts are so easy to wear and are essentially "classic" items that you can wear forever. Not to mention that wearing a tee-shirt is actually the most comfortable thing to wear.
The band tees and luxe logo tees are really popular right now and sometimes pulling an outfit together centred around your t-shirt can be a little bland and generic. So I have come up with a few tricks to perk up the t-shirt inspired outfits.
When I say oversized I mean that the t-shirt comes down to about your mid-thigh and covers your derrière. This tee can be worn like a dress. These types of tees are the easiest and funnest to style and wear.
You can wear them bare legged or with fishnets. Try not to wear anything that is too opaque like pants because it'll look like there's too much cfabric and coverage going on (show a little skin!). I mean you are wearing an OVERSIZED tee-shirt--that's already ALOT of fabric.
Throw on a bomber jacket and add a pair of thigh highs and voila, you have yourself a trendy and comfortable look.
The 'Average' Sized Tee
Now these are t-shirts that are too short to be worn like a dress and too long to be work with jeans, but are not slim fitting. These sized t-shirts are a little trickier to make look cute just because if you tuck or knot the tee it can look juvenile or awkward and messes with the graphic. BUT leaving it as is and then wearing full length pants can look frumpy (no one wants to look frumpy).
Solution: If you wanna tuck in the shirt make sure you can still see the logo on the tee so that nothing of the logo is cut off by the waist of the pants. Cutting off the logo can be distracting when people see you.
Tuck the shirt in and pull it out a little so all of the logo can be seen and left undistorted.
Solution: Leave the tee long and untouched but wear a mid thigh type short (the one above is from the Kylie Shop), and make sure that anything worn on the bottom half of the body is form fitting because having a loose tee and then loose pants can look like there is too much fabric.
Throw on a pair of sneakers/heels and a jacket and call it a day!
The Actual T-shirt Tee
The 'actual' t-shirt is a tee that fits the way most tops are supposed to. Length is to the waist, shoulder seams are where the shoulders should be and a slimmer fit.
These can worn with anything really, but are the MOST boring to wear. The tee has a bit of shape but not really (neither form fitting or boxy) and is too short to tuck into your pants/skirt so it just lifts up and out making the once comfortable tee into a nuisance. BORING and BOTHERSOME!
So if that is the case then the other garments you plan on wearing are the key to making this tee look less boring and more awesome.
Pair the tee with something that is opposite of it. Like a bedazzled skirt or something with texture. I chose a shiny powder blue skirt and a fringe jacket. Choose texture and wow-factor to liven up the t-shirt a little.
So what the heck do I take away from this lengthy ass post? Well, t-shirts can be awkward and tricky, just like your teenage years, but it doesn't have to be that way. Use the baggy and long length of t-shirts to add character to your outfit but also balance out the bagginess with form fitting pants or shoes/boots.
Or if the tee is too short to slap on a pair of killer thigh high boots then use texture to amp up the tee.
Hope this gave you some inspiration and check out my Instagram @meganbeaubb.
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