LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Getting Graphic

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Graphic tees have become a stalwart of the modern male’s ensemble. A printed tee is an excellent option to help breathe life into any wardrobe and, believe it or not, can be stylish when done correctly. The ability to create a statement or a striking visual through one piece alone has elevated the T-shirt to one of the spring wardrobe’s key players.

This well dressed gentleman displays the graphic T-shirt’s ability to help revive any everyday look. The featured fellow dons a tee inspired by Chanel’s classic logo. Designer parody T-shirts are the new trend in casual wear. From Homiés to Féline (aka Hermés and Céline), designer label spoofs appear to be popping up on T-shirts everywhere. Pastiche designer tees that are a spin on the brand’s logo are the graphic version of a play on words – a printed smirk across the front of the garment, one that we can silently, mutually chuckle over. Celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna have even been seen adopting this increasingly popular convergence of high fashion and street fashion.

When searching for your perfect designer label parody T-shirt, look for one with a clean design. A simple graphic tee is versatile and gives you the ability to create a variety of looks. Here, this Fashionisto adds a refined, classic touch to his modern casual wear with a thrifted button-up. By layering his look, the featured fellow creates an eye-catching ensemble and displays the stylish potential of a simple T-shirt.

This Fashionisto balances his bold, printed top half with a more subdued look for his bottom portion. Khaki rolled shorts and white tennis shoes are the ideal choice to complete this chic, casual ensemble and are every man’s must-have basic essentials for the spring season.

To polish off the look, this gentleman totes a statement bag and sports some trendy eyewear. A backpack is the college student’s most used essential, so find one that stands out! The electric red-orange of the featured bag is the perfect accessory to create a bold statement and complete any outfit. For his eyewear, this Fashionisto opts for round shades with a smooth, matte finish. This retro shape is the new “it” look for the spring season and can be found in a variety of colors, finishes and lenses.

At the moment, few other things are making more of an impact in the streetwear world than parody designs. Its fashion poking fun at fashion, and it is the perfect casual piece for an everyday look. This spring, dress up a graphic T-shirt with classic pieces and statement accessories for an ultra cool, effortless look.

Hint: To add some edge to your eyewear, slide on a pair of iconic round shades with a mirrored lenses such as these by Illesteva.

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