Trend Tips: The Graphic Tee

DSC_9462The graphic tee: everyone knows it, everyone loves it, but not everyone knows how to style it. To keep your look from venturing into middle school/Hollister tee territory, stay up to date with these easy outfit tips:

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The graphic tee is one of the biggest trends of the summer, but (ironically) because this piece is so versatile, it can be difficult to style it in a way that feels fresh. I paired this graphic tee from Natural Statement with a side-split maxi skirt to make it feel a little more feminine and make me feel as though I could be walking along a beach somewhere. 

 

 

 

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I found these chic, black loafers AND this woven purse at Goodwill the other day (score!), so I thought they would be the perfect additions to keep this look easy and casual. If you are going to try out a maxi skirt this summer, go for one that doesn’t feel basic (so 2015). Try out various, ankle skimming lengths, or find one with some sexy slits in it (or create the slits yourself, like I did!).

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As much as I love chic, summer colors–vibrant yellow, classic red, and everything in between–there is something fashion forward about going monochromatic when putting together a summer outfit. Everyone owns and wears graphic tees on a regular basis, so I didn’t want this look to feel as though I just threw it together on my way to class.

 

 

I pulled out the block heel booties I usually reserve for fall and tucked in that graphic tee to accentuate these high-waisted shorts and add a street style feel to this ensemble. I added a denim jacket to throw in a littttllllleeeee bit of color (but not much), so I wouldn’t be mistaken for gothic, and so I could swing it around when I wanted to and feel like a runway model.

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Sabrina’s Wearing:

| Natural Statement Tee | Revitalized Kohl’s Maxi Skirt (similar) | Goodwill Loafers (similar) | Goodwill Purse (similar) | Aldo Sunglasses | Charming Charlie Earrings (similar) |

Hannah’s Wearing:

| Natural Statement Tee | Revitalized H&M Shorts | Marc Fisher Ankle Boots (similar) | TJ Maxx Denim Jacket | TJ Maxx Sunglasses (similar) | Etsy Necklace | Earthbound Trading Co. Earrings (similar) |

Photos by: Rainwater Reflections Photography