STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Let’s Get Graphic

With the blustery winter months upon us in Boston, it’s easy to fall into beige and gray toned outfits and hibernate until May. However, amidst the snow and ice, there is a growing trend of bright, bold graphic T-shirts and sweatshirts. With style options ranging from feminine to bohemian to grunge to Gothic, these statement shirts make a splash with your own personality.

With nearly unlimited style options, the shirt’s only limitations are your imagination. Pair a graphic T-shirt with a pencil skirt and heels to create a fun work-study outfit. Paired with torn jeans, sneakers and a flannel wrapped around the waist, you have a statement grunge look. Be sure you are ready for attention if you wear this look, as everyone will want to see what your T-shirt says or ask what it means.

This Fashionista exemplifies this fun trend, wearing a graphic tank top even in the face of temperatures in the 30s. She paired the top with a pair of light wash skinny jeans which don’t distract from the bear on her shirt. To keep warm, she paired the shirt with a gray sweater and a navy peacoat, but left the sweater and coat open to show off the print. Because her sneakers, coat and sweater were all in the same palette, it allowed the bright warm colors of the bear to strand out. This look is all about standing out and letting the shirt be the focal point of the outfit.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Balance! When you wear bold statement pieces, it’s important not to overload your look with more statement pieces. Let it shine!”

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