Nov 10, 2017 Outfit Ideas

Bored by Your Closet? This One Piece Can Save You

by Aemilia Madden
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Why make things complicated? Sometimes all an outfit needs is a simple printed tee. Fussy-feeling outfits suddenly loosen up a bit, cool ensembles feel just a little cooler—there's no denying a graphic tees sartorial power. But while you may have a drawer (or two) chock-full of styles emblazoned with French phrases or the faces of The Strokes, sometimes it takes a little fresh inspiration to take the humble top into uncharted outfit territory. Below, we're highlighting 13 cool ways to give a graphic tee a brand-new spin. From office-worth ensembles, to looks that feel a bit more suited to a weekend relaxing, you'll be armed with all the ideas you need to dust off those tees once again and show them off in a fashion-forward way.

Check it out below, then shop shirts just in case you're in need of a new statement tee.

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Pair with a polished skirt and heels for a relaxed office outfit.

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Layer a tee underneath for an unexpected combination.

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A bold graphic tee adds attitude to a simple look.

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Try a bold color from head to toe.

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Layer under a corset for a fashion-forward twist.

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Pair with a miniskirt for a cool ensemble. 

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Try an oversize style with polished pants.

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Layer under a dress for a cool-weather combination.

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Help balance out statement pieces with a simple tee.

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Style with relaxed jeans for a casual-cool combination.

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Sportswear is an of-the-moment favorite.

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Style with bold colors.

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Tuck into jeans and a statement belt. 

Shop Our Favorite Graphic Tees:

AlexaChung Lonely Hearts Club Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($85)

You'll love it.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Bella Freud White Cotton Top ($70)

Say it proud.

Available in size L.

Acne Studios Nite White/Cyan Blue T-Shirt ($250)

A throwback we can all appreciate.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Forever 21 Prince Purple Rain Tee ($23)

For those who can't get enough Prince.

Available in sizes 0X to 3X.

Ganni Harway T-Shirt With Hotdog ($70)

This will crack you up.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Les Girls Les Boys Les Girls Over Les Boys Graphic T-Shirt ($55)

Simple but oh so cool.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Loewe Toast Printed Stretch-Cotton T-Shirt ($325)

The best thing since sliced bread.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Madewell et Sézane New York Chéri Tee ($45)

For the New Yorker at heart.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Made Worn Ramones Pink Classic Tee ($165)

Show off your punk-rock spirit.

Available in sizes P to L.

Monogram Studio Zanzibar French Cut T-Shirt ($65)

Monogram is a fashion-girl favorite.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Prada Illusion Graphic T-Shirt ($440)

A high-fashion statement tee.

Available in sizes XS to M.

Stella McCartney One Love Surf Print T-Shirt ($245)

Didn't make it to Woodstock? That's okay.

Available in sizes 34 to 46.

Target Stranger Things Search for Will Ringer Graphic T-Shirt ($17)

For the ultimate Netflix fan.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

Unfortunate Portrait New Years Yves Tee ($84)

Set your resolutions now.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Uniqlo Sprz NY Eames Short-Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt ($15)

Style comes full circle.

Available in sizes XS to XXL.

Zara T-Shirt With Illustration ($23)

A fun way to make a statement.

Available in sizes S to XL.

Gucci Glitter Logo Cotton T-Shirt ($550)

Ready to join the Gucci gang?

Available in sizes XS to L.

Want more? Here are the Zara pieces It girls want for fall.