Graphic t-shirts are everywhere, and are probably one of the most popular wardrobe items on store shelves today. Comfortable, trendy and available in thousands of designs, people practically live in them. But even with so many choices, it seems the graphic tee is destined to be paired with skinny jeans forever.
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Fortunately, there are some ways to spice up the graphic tee without looking like a clone. One of the fastest growing recent trends is to wear them with long skirts. The possibilities here are almost endless, as the choice in t-shirt graphics ranges from whimsical to sophisticated. A tee can be paired with a contrasting or dominant color for high drama, or totally mismatched for a more artsy and playful look.
A close fitting tee is great with a long skirt that clings slightly and flares at the bottom. For those who prefer a less restrictive look, an oversized tee looks great with a simple skirt, whether it is belted with a scarf or tied at the side. Graphic tee dresses that flare look fantastic with a tapered or straight skirt, as well as with boot-cut pants.
Another option is to dress up the t-shirt with a long denim vest, especially one decorated with graphics or other accents. Sleeveless trench coats with tees are also a way to look a bit dressier and for those times when you need to appear more “grown up” and still make a fashion statement.
For fun looks and nights out at clubs, wear graphic tees with tiered mini skirts and some dressy flats. Colorful sneakers also complete the t-shirt/miniskirt ensemble, especially if the color matches the graphics. With so many possibilities, it’s hard not to have fun with graphic tees.