Each summer, new trends emerge and old ones are thrown out. Keeping up with the latest fashion trends can feel overwhelming at times. However, being aware of what is ‘in’ at the moment, can help you stay stylish every single summer. So, to help you navigate this year’s new trends, we’ve put together this article with our final decision on graphic tees and whether they are ‘in’ or ‘out’ this year.
What are graphic tees and why do people wear them?
In a few simple words, graphic tees are t-shirts with a graphic design on them, an image, and/or one or several words printed on them. Graphic tees can be bought or even made at home for those with some DIY skills.
They can be pretty expensive especially if they are limited edition graphic tees. Many of these t-shirts can also be found in vintage or second-hand shops for those on a tighter budget or for those looking for an older type of graphic tees.
Graphic tees are great for expressing your own personal style. They tend to give off a cool, relaxed vibe thanks to their looser cut, simple style and original graphic design. With a graphic tee, you can show off your favorite band, a city that you love and other personal elements or hobbies of yours. They are usually great conversation starters as most people are interested in finding out what the graphic tee means to its wearer.
Most graphic tees have a story behind them, an important meaning and/or special importance to their wearer. So, if you are interested in incorporating personal elements and using a tee-shirt to reveal some of your passions and hobbies, then a graphic tee might be ideal for you.
They are usually worn because they are comfortable, easy to pair and accessorize, and help individuals create their own unique and original look. Musicians, surfers, and models love to wear graphic tees for a more playful and personal approach to fashion.
Some of the most famous celebrities who have worn graphic tees include Victoria Beckham, Gigi Hadid and Jay-Z. Victoria Beckham and Gigi Hadid both went for humorous graphic tees. Beckham picked a tee that says ‘Fashion Stole My Smile’ due to her reputation for having a non-smiley, ‘miserable’ face.
Gigi Hadid opted for a graphic tee with ‘lol ur not zayn malik’ written over it. As for Jay-Z, he made it very personal and moving by wearing a graphic jacket with ‘Mrs. Carter’ written on it. This jacket was a way for him to show his love and loyalty vows to Beyoncé Knowles.
Overall, yes, graphic tees are a trend to aspire to this summer especially if you can pair it in an original and unique way.
How to pair graphic tees
Pairing graphic tees is very simple. You can have fun with them and experiment by pairing them with different accessories.
Here are some tips to make sure you style your graphic tee without making a single fashion faux pas.
With a pair of jeans, sweatpants or a skirt
One of the reasons behind the huge popularity and success of graphic tees is how easy they are to pair. Depending on the look you are going for, you can style them with some alternative style sweatpants, jeans or a skirt.
If you want a more athletic, street style look, then you should definitely opt for some sweatpants. If you want more of an urban chic, casual look then jeans or a skirt would be a better option.
If you want a more formal, sophisticated look, opt for a pair of stylish trousers.
With some nice jewelry
Whether you’re male or female, graphic tees will always go well with some nice jewelry. You can opt for more discrete chains, rings, and earrings to make sure you do not distract too much from the graphic tee.
Otherwise, your outfit might look over-the-top with too many distracting elements, colors and designs.
A simple silver necklace, some silver or golden earrings and rings and you should be good to go.
This article focused on graphic tees, their relevance and whether or not they are popular this year. We concluded that graphic tees are a trend to aspire to this summer.
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