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7   392
6   87
2   87
10   118
26   148
9   132
6   180
19   136
39   948

Styling A T-Shirt: How To Upgrade Your Outfit

Styling a t-shirt is easy if you let your imagination run wild.  For those of you who think that t-shirts can only be worn with jeans, I beg to differ.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the look of a great pair of jeans and a cute top, perhaps even a t-shirt.  But, why be predictable when you can shake things up a little bit? Or, as in the words of my friend, Lauren Lake, why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary?!

As you can see, the t-shirt above is eye-catching on it’s own.  The bright colors and interesting design certainly make a statement.  BUT, when it is unexpectedly paired with this fun tiered fringe skirt, it goes from eye-catching to sublime.  This outfit makes you think about styling the t-shirts in your closet in a whole new way!  Just because t-shirts are deemed casual by their very definition doesn’t mean you have to style them in a casual way.

African Print Midi Skirt
Tulle Skirt
Golden Goose Sneakers
Leopard Print Skirt
Feminist AF T-Shirt
The Future Is Female T-Shirt
Tattoo T-shirt
Namjosh Headband
African Print Midi Skirt
Tulle Skirt
Golden Goose Sneakers
Leopard Print Skirt
Feminist AF T-Shirt
The Future Is Female T-Shirt
Tattoo T-shirt
Namjosh Headband

My Summer Saturday morning outfit usually consists of a t-shirt and cutoff shorts.  But last year, as Summer gave way to Fall and I began thinking about outfit variations for cooler temps, I started thinking about styling a t-shirt in a way that would take my weekend gear up a notch.  I mean, why not?  This way, I only had to get dressed once and could go from my morning coffee run to brunch, errands and then dinner without much fuss.  Do I feel overdressed?  Nope, not at all … I subscribe to the belief that you can never be overdressed or overeducated.

You can never be over dressed or overeducated.

~Oscar Wilde

T-Shirt Styling Tips

First and foremost, as with all things, buy t-shirts that you love.  T-shirts that make you smile, t-shirts that are comfortable, t-shirts that fit you well.  Now let’s get started!   Pull out your favorite tee’s and try these t-shirt styling tips to take your t-shirt game up a notch:

  1. T-shirts, even one with a pattern on it, often pair well with patterned items.  Generally, the pattern, colors or phrases on a t-shirt are big enough to be seen, but small enough that they don’t clash with a patterned item on the bottom.
  2. Pair t-shirts with skirts – midi skirts, mini skirts, tulle skirts …. the world is your oyster.  Styling a t-shirt with a skirt lends an air of femininity to your overall look.  To dress it up add a heel, to dress it down a fun pair of sneakers.
  3. Finish your look with a jean jacket, blazer, cardigan, leather jacket or down vest to add another layer of dimension and further define the “look” your going for.
  4. And lastly, styling a t-shirt should be fun, don’t stress out about being perfect or matchy-matchy … your goal is upgraded casual.

And if you’re looking for some new t-shirts to fall in love with … Head on over to Effie’s Paper – we’ve added a new Apparel category – and my heart leaps every time I put one of my EP tees on!

So, I hope you find these t-shirt styling tips helpful and easy to employ! I can’t wait to see your new outfits.

Stylishly yours, Kalyn

P.S. If you need some tips to for taking great photos of your outfits to post on Instagram, I got you boo – just click here.

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African Print Midi Skirt
Tulle Skirt
Golden Goose Sneakers
Leopard Print Skirt
Feminist AF T-Shirt
The Future Is Female T-Shirt
Tattoo T-shirt
Namjosh Headband
African Print Midi Skirt
Tulle Skirt
Golden Goose Sneakers
Leopard Print Skirt
Feminist AF T-Shirt
The Future Is Female T-Shirt
Tattoo T-shirt
Namjosh Headband

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