6 Reasons A Graphic Tee Is Going To Be Your Layering Essential This Year

Our devotion to the graphic tee runs deep, and now it’s time to take our relationship to the next level. No longer is this vintage trend only to be paired with equally retro denim and beat-up sneakers (although, that look is still a go-to!). This season, we’re dressing them up for parties, pairing them with our favorite ladylike pieces and simply embracing looks that wow. Though a graphic tee is a statement piece in its own right, we’re elevating it to heights you’d never have imagined before. Check out our six favorite ways to layer these fun staples right now.

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The ultimate high-low mix is a black-tie ready look, styled with a T-shirt. Even better? A graphic T-shirt. Mix a printed midi skirt with your favorite vintage-looking tee and kick it up a notch with an elegant bag and heels.

Fully embrace your inner child with a casual look you wore endlessly as a kid—but with ultra-tailored flair. Opt for overalls in a slim silhouette and an over-the-top chic graphic tee. Finish it off with a classic leather jacket and white sneakers.

The more the merrier when it comes to statement pieces. Pile them on and wear them well. Mix bohemian jackets with rocker tees; ladylike ballet flats and retro denim shorts. The sky’s the limit with this year-round mixture.

When you’re looking for something that will never fail, go for a simple graphic tee and jeans. Opt for a vintage feel with your denim to match that of your tee. Elevate the look a tad with menswear-inspired brogues and a masculine coat.

By styling an asymmetrical midi skirt and heeled ankle booties with a casual graphic tee, you’ll have a look that will take you from morning coffee to after-work drinks without a moment of fuss. Keep accessories minimal and let the clothing speak for itself.

Just because you’re a classic girl at heart doesn’t mean you don’t have a little room for something whimsy. And what better to add a little wow factor to your look than a fun graphic tee? Nothing. Pair a top that makes you laugh with a pair of straight-leg jeans and a blazer. Finish it off with a preppy pair of loafers and you’re good to go.