4 Ways to Style a Graphic Tee + My Summer Favorites

There's something so inherently easy and classic about jeans and a t-shirt, and while I'm a huge proponent of the classic white tee, lately, I'm into a little something extra.

I always take a more laid-back, simplistic approach to summertime fashion. Despite my love my two-piece sets and flowy sundresses, most days, I'm reaching for a pair of jeans or cut offs and a graphic tee.

What I love about a graphic tee is that although it's essentially just a t-shirt, it's a piece that can be styled in so many different ways. Although my go-to pair for a graphic tee is denim, I've experimented with a few different ways to wear em this season.

In today's post, I'm breaking down 4 easy ways to style a graphic tee, along with a huge round-up of all of my favorite pieces!

Shop my look:

best graphic tees

best graphic tees

Knot it With a Skirt
Graphic tees don't have to always translate to a super casual look. If I'm looking to dress up a tee while still keeping a laid-back vibe, I'll pair a graphic tee with a midi or a maxi skirt and knot it at the waist.

Tip: Use a clear elastic to knot your tee instead of actually tying it in a knot to preserve the fabric and keep it from tearing or stretching!


Denim on Denim
One of my favorite ways to wear a graphic tee is with a denim on denim look. Styling with a brightly colored tee a great way to break up the abundance of denim.

Tip: tie in a pop of color from your tee with a matching handbag.


Layer it Under a Blazer or Moto
Perfect way to elevate that casual-cool jeans-and-a-tee look. I'll often repurpose my summery graphic tees in early fall by simply layering them under a fitted blazer and styling them with my favorite denim and a pair of suede booties.

Tip: Layer a colorful tee with a neutral-colored jacket to make it stand out.


Tuck it In
...to anything high-waisted! I'm always knotting and tucking for a more flattering shape. Much of my style is  boho/retro-esque and flowy, so I try to balance the oversize fit by accentuating the waist. High waisted-denim, high-waisted skirts, shorts, wide-leg pants you name it - all great options!


best graphic tees
best graphic tees



  1. November 20, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Love this! Such a unique and Classy ideas shared to pair up Graphic t shirt with your bottoms. In love with it :)))

  2. August 6, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    An immediate fan of your blog! I have been following you on Insta and once I found my way over here, I will definitely come back. Love your peach colored pants!

  3. July 23, 2018 / 2:02 am

    I love graphic tees..

    • Danielle
      July 31, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      You + me both girlfriend!

  4. July 20, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I love graphic tees.. I need the one that says sun kissed 😘

  5. July 19, 2018 / 12:06 am

    These tees are so fun and I love how you style it with the colorful trousers, it gives a fun character.

    • Danielle
      July 19, 2018 / 9:14 am

      Thanks April! Love to mix in a little color 🙂

  6. Anna English
    July 18, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I’m such a sucker for a good graphic tee! You found some great ones. I love the “Sun Kissed” one!

    • Danielle
      July 19, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Ah, legit wearing that one as I’m typing this reply! haha

  7. July 18, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Graphic tees are always a good idea in my book! I love the different styling options. I’ve never thought to use a clear elastic to tie my tees, and I always end up stretching them out. Thanks for the tip!

    • Danielle
      July 19, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Yes! I started doing it recently when one of my tees didn’t have enough room to knot without becoming a total crop top and I’ve used the trick ever since!

    • Danielle
      July 19, 2018 / 9:07 am

      One of my faves too! 🙂

  8. July 17, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Love those graphic tees! And your jeans are so cute!

    • Danielle
      July 19, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thanks love! Have been loving pairing wide leg pants with a graphic tee.

  9. July 17, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    So many cute graphic tees here! I’ll take one of each please.

  10. July 17, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I love all these tee’s and how you styled yours!


  11. July 17, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Such great options, babe! I love love love a good graphic tee and how it can be dressed up or worn super casually. Love it.

    xx, Laurelle

    • Danielle
      July 18, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks lady! They really are so versatile!

  12. Mollie
    July 17, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    I’m SO obsessed with graphic tees right now, I honestly want every single one of those!! So many cute options!

    xx Mollie

  13. maggie
    July 17, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    I am obsessed with your tee! So cute!!

    • Danielle
      July 18, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      So fun right?! And one of my all-time favorites.

  14. July 17, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Love these 4 possible ways you mentioned! I too end up grabbing denim or pants most of the days with a tee! And a pair of jeans and tee are so timeless!

    Xoxo Babita


    • Danielle
      July 18, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      It really is! My go-to classic combo.

    • Danielle
      July 18, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Courtney! xo

  15. Ashley Hargrove
    July 17, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I LOVE a good graphic tee!! Your picks are perfection!

    • Danielle
      July 17, 2018 / 10:55 am

      You’re too sweet, thanks so much Rach! xo

  16. July 16, 2018 / 11:59 pm

    I have been living in graphic tees and will def be trying your tips! So many cute tee picks, too!

    • Danielle
      July 17, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Same here girl! So many cute options this summer!

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