11 Cool Ways to Dress Up a T-Shirt

If you were to arrange your closet from casual to ultra-fancy, T-shirts would fit in somewhere very close to the casual end. However, learning how to dress up a T-shirt is a skill that everyone should master. As our perceptions change about what constitutes as workwear or party clothes, the humble T-shirt has emerged as a comfortable, versatile piece that can easily be incorporated into multiple outfits.

Below we're highlighting 11 simple ways to wear a T-shirt while still looking put-together. From simple shirt-and-skirt combinations to more complicated layering tricks, these styling ideas run the gamut. While each ensemble is plenty polished, they all rely on a T-shirt for that extra infusion of cool. Clearly, this staple is worthy of much more than just wearing to sleep or to the gym.

Read on to see 11 of our favorite ways to dress up a T-shirt, and then shop the tees we love.

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Adam Katz Sinding

Style Tip: Pair a simple T-shirt with a polished plaid skirt and statement shoes.

dressed up t-shirt street style

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Adam Katz Sinding 

Style Tip: Layer a white tee under a bustier top.

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Collage Vintage

Style Tip: Throw a blazer on over a statement tee.

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Collage Vintage

Style Tip: Layer a T-shirt under your favorite fancy dress. 

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Sandra Semburg

Style Tip: Tuck a plain tank top into a pair of high-waisted pants.

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Collage Vintage

Style Tip: Style a worn-in T-shirt with a cool miniskirt and ankle boots.

dressed up t-shirt street style

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Collage Vintage

Style Tip: Wear your T-shirt untucked over trousers.

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Sandra Semburg

Style Tip: Wear your favorite sneakers with a T-shirt and contrasting skirt.

dressed up t-shirt street style

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Sandra Semburg

Style Tip: Add a T-shirt to your suit set for a casual-cool feel.

dressed up t-shirt street style

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Sandra Semburg

Style Tip: Try color coordination for a polished look.

dressed up t-shirt street style

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Sandra Semburg

Style Tip: Style a classic white tee with jeans and heels (and a red lip for good measure). 

Up next, the affordable brands that look so expensive.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated by Dale Chong.

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