Think your beloved band tee’s too informal to wear outside the Spice Girls reunion tour? All it takes is a few inventive outfit formulas to bring the wardrobe staple into fashionable territory.
Here, six elevated ways to rock a graphic tee any day of the week.
WIDE-LEG TROUSERS + SNEAKERS
Ever hear the trick about designing an entire room based on one painting? The same goes for your go-to graphic tee. Use the design as a palette for everything else you wear, like these sunny high-waisted trousers. Some sneaks and a cropped denim jacket will have you channeling some major ’70s vibes.
BLAZER + CUFFED PANTS + MULES
Swap in a bright graphic motif (in place of a neutral blouse or button-up) and cuff your hems to give any matching set a fresh upgrade. Add some on-trend mules and a structured bag for a modern (and much cooler) take on the classic pantsuit.
PAPER BAG SKIRT + STRAPPY SANDALS
Give your playful tee the office treatment by pairing it with a polished A-line skirt, like this flattering paper-bag fit. If you’re not sold on strappy sandals (we’re right there with you), slip on some neutral clogs or ankle boots.
TURTLENECK + TWEED BLAZER + STRAIGHT-LEG DENIM
When temps drop, layer up by coupling your tee with a cozy turtleneck. Throw on a tweed topper and slingback mules to take you from your desk to dinner plans.
LEOPARD SKIRT + LAYERED PENDANTS
Leopard is the new neutral, and it looks surprisingly chic when mismatched with other prints and graphic elements. To balance out a delicate silk skirt, toughen up your tee with a front knot and pile on a few pendant necklaces. Who knew eclectic dressing was this easy?
DENIM JACKET + CROPPED JEANS + BOOTIES
Because what’s better (and more effortless) than an all-black ensemble to make you feel like a total rock star?