The only tips you need to know to look chic with a simple t-shirt

When you think of building a wardrobe of perfect go-to casual outfits, you want something that will look right for almost any season. This is exactly when your beloved throw-on-and-go graphic T-shirts are what you need to hoard. This accessible and evergreen closet staple is a classic that has luxurious interpretations and tie-dyed affirmations in 2019. You can see street style influencers dressing up t-shirts with printed skirts, sleek trousers, and even pantsuits – looks that can go from work to play. Whether you prefer to scour plain white t-shirts or pick up a trendy one from your favorite brand, here are some outfit ideas for how to wear a basic T-shirt with other pieces in your wardrobe, and look casual to ultra-fancy.

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T-shirts have emerged as a versatile and comfortable piece of clothing that can easily be mixed with multiple outfits. Learning how to dress up a humble T-shirt is a skill that you should master this year, if you haven’t yet. T-shirts lend that extra infusion of cool to dressy outfits. Athleisure, which was trending majorly over the last couple of years made it easy to get your street style game on fleek and create a unique street style statement. Celebs and fashion bloggers from all over the world are ditching their princessy blouses for basic t-shirts. This underrated asset in your wardrobe is ever-present, and especially for the current spring season, it is time to pull them out from the back of your closet.

There are different types of tees that you can take into consideration while playing dress-up, starting right from the basic white tee to graphic t-shirts. Even polo t-shirts are predominant style pieces this year. Opt for vibrant colors like coral, salmon pink, neon orange, cobalt blue, mustard, and lavender for spring-summer. Pastels, monochromes, and muted tones are also great options to create vivid outfits with. If you're a fashionista who loves prints, try floral tees, striped tees and season's most wanted tie & dyes.

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MARC JACOBS New York Magazine® X Marc Jacobs The Baseball T-Shirt

Accessorizing is as important as exercising

Dressing up a t-shirt doesn't always mean adding layers of clothing. Dare to bare and instantly dress up even the most casual, relaxed pair of tee with a pair of distressed jeans to create a street style worthy outfit, and simply throw on accessories to upgrade your outfit. A chic backpack, designer sunglasses, and cool footwear make your look appear more prim and proper.

Jungle book rules

T-shirts are the best bet to create an outfit that is wearable for weekend brunches, dinner dates, as well as casual coffee meetings. Easy to put together, start with a pair of straight leg jeans, then add a t-shirt in your favorite color, and top with a classic animal print jacket/coat. A pair of chunky ankle boots will toughen up your look, and a small purse will ensure you’re all set for a fashionable day out.

Layer like there’s no tomorrow

  1. To create the perfect outfit for the days when it just starts becoming chilly, start with a pair of slim fit jeans, and a simple tucked-in white tee. Then layer on a smart black leather jacket, and play with accessories like sunglasses. Consider ankle crop jeans that will show off your fabulous designer shoes. 
  2. Pair your basic t-shirt with a cool plaid shirt that you already own. Wearing a shirt over a tee instantly gives your look a street-smart vibe. This kind of look can completely go right for office hours, parties as well as the weekend.




Tuck-ins are cool

One of the best summertime styling ideas is to tuck a graphic tee into a simple pair of neutral trousers. You can wear it to Casual Fridays at work  and still feel weekend-ready. Basically, a basic desk to dinner outfit with minimal effort. Pair with some nude pumps and a mini bag that pops.

Make a statement, because why not?

With a polished statement skirt like the one below and a graphic tee that has drop shoulders, you are ready to make a casual statement.

Ditch the pants

Warmer season and skirts go hand in hand. Pair your t-shirt with a skirt to completely rock a look that can take you from day to night with ease. Wear an oversized tee with flared skirts and pair it up with flats for a day-time look. If you want a more glamorous look, try pairing your t-shirt with a long pencil skirt along with heels. You can also layer this look with a jacket for a more 'on-fleek' look.