7 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Everyday T-Shirt

7 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Everyday T-Shirt

We’ve waited a long time to wear our short-sleeve shirts, and now that temperatures are finally approaching “warm,” we’re embracing our summer wardrobe in full force. And while we’re absolutely excited for our ruffly tanks and teeny crop tops, we’re honestly more excited to just break out our favorite T-shirts once again. Whether worn with denim shorts or under a gingham dress, nothing says summer quite like an easy tee, which is why we scouted out the best styling tips for this classic piece. Read on for seven cute ways to wear a T-shirt, and then shop the looks for yourself.

Cute Ways to Wear a White T-shirt With Jeans

PHOTO: @qitoot

Keep it Classic With a White Tee and Denim on Denim

When in doubt, go with what you know. Pair your basic tee with a pair of straight leg jeans, and layer a white denim jacket over top for a little monochrome action. And since this look is such a classic, throw on some Converse All-Stars for good measure.

Get the look: Madewell Whisper Slub Cotton-Jersey T-shirt ($16); ASOS Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jeans ($51); Banana Republic Stain Resistant Classic Denim Jacket ($98)

Dress Up a Cropped T-shirt With a Thigh-Slit Maxi

Swap out the old “crop top and shorts” go-to for this new combination. We love this white tee paired with a plain black maxi, plus a pair of red and white Nikes for a little added cool.

Get this look: Forever 21 Ribbed Crop Top ($15); Forever 21 Crinkled Satin Maxi Skirt ($10)

Cute Ways to Wear a Vintage T-shirt With a Mini Skirt

PHOTO: @avayvay

Make a Statement in a Vintage Graphic Vintage Tee With a Gingham Mini

Tired of the t-shirt tucked into high-waisted bottoms look? Tie the bottom of your top in a knot instead. Pair it with a ruffled gingham mini to add some flair to this casual ensemble, and add a leather jacket for colder spring days.

Get this look: Princess Polly Girl Scout Mini Skirt ($47); Junk Food Vintage NASA Tee ($40); Urban Outfitters Faux Leather Belted Moto Jacket ($99)

Upgrade a Simple T-Shirt With a Pleated Metallic Midi

Transform your basic tee with a metallic mid-length skirt. If you’re looking for a good day-to-night option, this outfit will do your right.

Get this look: The Kylie Shop Like Realizing Stuff Tee ($20); Gap Metallic Midi Skirt ($45); ASOS New Look Cateye Reflective Sunglasses ($15)

Embrace the Basics in a T-Shirt and Denim Shorts

So simple, but still so good. Break out your classic pieces, and pair them with espadrilles and a chic crossbody bag for an Insta-worthy take on the easiest of looks.

Get this look: Everlane The Cotton Mockneck Tee ($18); Levi’s 501 Shorts ($70); Forever 21 Gingham Espadrille Platform Sandals ($25)

Cute Ways to Wear a T-shirt With a Gingham Dress

PHOTO: @itsdemib

Go For Summer Vibes in a Throwback Tee and Gingham Dress

Excited about the warmer weather? Embrace it wholeheartedly with this summery ensemble. Evoke some nostalgia in a Hard Rock Café tee, and layer it under an orange gingham dress for a picnic-ready look.

Get this look: Hard Rock Classic Logo Tee ($24); Topshop Gingham Mini Pinafore Dress ($50)

Give Your Tee Some Polish With a Full Suit

The power suit is back and better than ever. Give it a modern twist with a plain T-shirt and neutral sneakers for a laid-back but still professional look.

Get this look: H&M Long Jacket ($35); H&M Creped Pants ($20); FILA Disruptor II Metallic Sneaker ($75)

How do you wear your favorite T-shirt? Show us on Instagram by tagging @cfashionista in your #OOTD!

Featured photo by @kindakaili.

3 Comments
  1. I love your advice about how a plain t-shirt matches the usual white denim jacket. My sister wants to know more ways on how she can wear her old t-shirts with style so finding this article is a really big help for me. I will share this post with her so that she can start to mix and match her clothes and send them to laundry as well.

    1. You can always tuck in or tie up tees! Since tees are basic enough, it’s easy to dress up or down!

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