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6 Ways to Style Graphic Tees

23 May

6 Ways to Wear Graphic Tees
Lately, graphic tees are everywhere. And why not? They come in so many different styles, and they really allow you to express yourself. So myself and some of my new blogger friends decided to get together and share some of our tips for styling graphic tees (click through to see breakdowns of their looks from above):
“For an easy way to dress up a graphic tee, pair it with a bold pencil skirt: try a midi for an on-trend look.” Me!

“To add polish to a casual tee topped with denim, pair it with bold jewelry, a slim pencil skirt and strappy heels.” Meagan of Meagan’s Moda

“Look through your parents’ old clothes! I’ve found a couple staple pieces that I’m not even sure they noticed I stole.” Thea of Ever So Thea

“You can dress up an otherwise casual outfit with heels and jewelry, and wearing a monochromatic outfit emphasizes the graphic tee.” Laura of Have Need Want

“Style it with overalls for an edgier look” Kayleigh of Kayleigh’s Kloset

“Pair your graphic tee with a feminine, flowy skirt (mini, midi or maxi), great heels and a statement necklace for a look that’s effortlessly chic and translates well from day to evening.” Martha of Sun Fun Fashion

So here’s my take on a graphic tee look.

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Top: DIY (see here)
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Lifestride
I love graphic tees. They’re so easy to dress up or down, and its so easy to make a unique personalized one like I did with this shirt here.

I tend to like graphic tees with the graphic localized higher up on the tee because you can easily tuck them in without half of the image or text disappearing, but my favorite part of them is always how you can find one to fit you so perfectly. I own a bunch of different ones right now, but my favorites are probably this DIY one, and this adorable french one (which you’ll see in my next blogpost).

Here’s to Never Growing Up: Despicable Me Outfit

17 May

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Tshirt: Target (similar)
Shorts: American Eagle
Shoes: Unknown
Glasses: Warby Parker

I’m a kid at heart, and most days my wardrobe is a subtle expression of that; bright colors, fun prints, girly silhouettes. But this shirt is full on kid. I’m normally not a huge crew neck girl, but this shirt was too cute to resist.

Tip: Go for boxier silhouettes with graphic tees. It makes it easier to tuck and style them in different ways.

Pairing the shirt with my glasses was a no brainer because I wanted to be able to make a minion face. Yes I know, I’m a total five year old. Too bad I don’t have round glasses like the minion in the picture.

Graphic Tee Tutorial!

19 Mar

Graphic Tee Tutorial
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Shirt: Target
Shorts: American Eagle (similar)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)
Belt: Unknown (similar)
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson (similar)

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been really obsessing over all of those cute graphic tees that I’ve been seeing everywhere. So I decided to make some of my own. But apparently I’m not creative enough to come up with fun quotes of my own so I borrowed inspiration from Pinterest. And it was such a fun and easy project with such great results that I wanted to share with you guys.

First you want to gather your supplies:

  • a plain t-shirt (I really like these from Target)
  • fabric paint in your color of choice
  • a sponge paint brush (I’d recommend the kind that’s round and flat on the bottom)
  • freezer paper (found in the grocery section by wax paper)
  • an iron
  • an exacto knife
  • a cutting mat or cardboard to cut on

So first you’re going to want to design your t-shirt. If you want to make the same one as me you can use this stencil, otherwise it’s super easy to whip something up on word. Grab your roll of freezer paper and cut out a 8.5×11 sized piece. Put it into the printer so that it’ll print on the non-shiny side.

Once you have your image printed you can cut out the template. This is probably the most time consuming part, but it’s well worth it I promise. If you made your own template you might have little pieces of paper for the holes in certain letters like o p b and d, just make sure you save all those.

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Once everything is cut out, lay your stencil on your shirt, I placed mine about an inch down from the neck, but that’s completely up to you of course. Now grab your iron, put it on the highest setting you can without steaming it, and carefully iron the whole paper down to your shirt. The plasticized side will stick to your shirt, and seal it so no paint will go under the stencil. This stuff is a godsend, and I’ve gotten crisp clean designs almost every single time.

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Once you’re sure its ironed on completely, slip a square of freezer paper inside your shirt so no paint leaks through onto the back, and grab your sponge and paint and go crazy! Make sure to focus on covering everything evenly with paint.

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When you’re done, wait for the paint to completely dry to avoid any smudging, and then peel off the stencil. And that’s it! You’ve got a customized unique shirt that all your friends will be envious of. If you have any questions about it feel free to ask! Also if you’d like to see more pictures of the stencilling process you can also refer to my last stencilling tutorial for my patriotic shorts.

Blazer + Graphic Tee

10 Oct

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Blazer : H&M
T-shirt: Unknown
Jeans: Forever 21
Heels: Jessica Simpson (similar)

I was on the hunt for the perfect interview blazer last month, and seriously I must have checked almost every single store. Excluding a stunning purple blazer which Nordstrom sadly didn’t carry in my size, the only place I found an appropriate, flattering blazer was H&M.

I love all of the little details on it. Like how it’s lined with a striped satin that peeks out when you roll up the sleeves, and how it is structured and looks significantly more expensive than it was.

Tip: Layer a blazer over a casual graphic tee to take a simple day outfit to a more dressed up level.

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Also I’ve been obsessed with fishtail braids lately. I love how my highlights really accent the braid, since when I used to try braids when my hair was completely black, a lot of detail of the braid was often lost. But since my hair has so many layers right now, I have to be careful to braid very tightly otherwise by the time I get home in the evening my hair looks messier than I’d like.