The T-Shirt Trends to Ditch and Buy Before Summer

In the summer, you're probably going to have a lot more throw on a T-shirt and call it a day days than you do during other seasons. The days are long and warm, and things feel a little less hectic, so it makes sense that your wardrobe would reflect that. That's why we're here to discuss summer T-shirt trends.

Sure, you could certainly wear a white T-shirt all the time, but why not mix things up a bit? To help you do so, we're calling out the T-shirt trends that are blowing up and those we're hardly seeing anymore. It can be hard to say goodbye, but don't worry—this season's trends more than make up for it (think tie-dye and tourist tees). Keep scrolling to find out which summer T-shirt trends are out… and shop the most popular styles.

Ditch: French slogan tees

Buy: Tourist tees

Your je m'en fous T-shirt had a good run, but it's time for something a little fresher. Enter: tourist tees, which are having a big moment. A good rule of thumb is that if your dad would wear it, you should buy it.

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Ditch: Off-the-Shoulder Tees

Buy: Lettuce-Edge Baby Tees

Another season, another '90s trend... This time. it's lettuce-edge baby tees that are here to take our money. You can go ahead and donate your off-the-shoulder T-shirts while you're at it.

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Ditch: High-low hem tees

Buy: Ruched tees

Ruching—whether with ties or not—gives T-shirts an elevated feel that could even be suitable for summer nights out. We highly suggest replacing any lingering high-low–hem tees with them.

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Ditch: Ripped tees

Buy: Tie-dye tees

Tie-dye is quickly shaping up to be the biggest trend of 2019, and T-shirts are the easiest way to wear it. Whether cropped, fitted, or baggy, you're going to look very on-trend this summer in a tie-dye tee. Ripped tees, on the other hand, aren't a style people have been spending their hard-earned money on lately.

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Ditch: 3/4-sleeve tees

Buy: Ribbed tank tops

It's hard to believe, but 3/4 tees are a basic that fashion girls don't think about, buy, or wear much anymore. But just in time for summer, fitted ribbed tank tops are the T-shirt style that everyone is tucking into their jeans, shorts, and skirts.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.