With 365 days in a year and only so much room in a closet, rethinking the ways you wear an item is a must. It is easy to get stuck in a rut, always pairing the same or similar pieces together, or to let older pieces get tucked away with out reusing them.
A basic tee is one of the most versatile but also most underrated pieces in a closet. In hopes of sparking your creativity, here are a few ways to restyle your favorite basic tee with simple basic pieces you may already have in your closet. I choose a colored tee, but all these looks work great with any color.
Pink Tee (size medium - size up for oversized look) // Black Moto Jacket (size small - on sale) //AG Distressed Skinny Jeans (size 26) // Pink Patent Heels (similar here) // Celine Bag (not available online similar here) // Sunglasses // Black Watch // Nars Lipgloss
1. Date Night: While it might seem counterintuitive to grab a t-shirt for a date, pairing it with edgier and feminine accessories gives a basic tee a life of its own. Feminine colors and a pair of heels add a softer touch, while a black crop jacket and black accessories add an edgy, masculine balance.
Pink Tee (size medium - size up for oversized look) // Black Slim Jogger Pants (size small) // Quilted Slip On Shoe (runs a little small - went half size up) // Marc Jacobs Bag // Sunglasses // Black Watch
2. Weekend - Daytime: Weekends seem to scream “T-SHIRT!”, but a pair of jeans is expected. Add a twist with a pair of crop sweats paired with a dressier slip-on shoe instead of a workout shoe. I am obsessed with these new jogger pants. I got them in three colors - they are super soft and a sleek sweat pant. Pair a few simple accessories to your daytime look to create a laid back but put-together weekend ensemble.
Pink Tee (size medium - size up for oversized look) // Black Slim Jogger Pants (size small) // Pink Patent Heels (similar here) // Sunglasses // Black Watch // Celine Bag (not available online similar here) // Photos by JessaKae
3. Day to Night: If your weekends are anything like mine, sometimes it feels like the day’s activities necessitate a wardrobe change but allow no time for it. This is always a great opportunity to rethink a basic tee. Swapping your slip ons for a pair of heels instantly elevates this look from day to night-appropriate. This on-the-go look is always a great option for transitioning from errands to a girls’ night.
Pink Tee (size medium - size up for oversized look) // Grey Maxi Dress (similar under $50 here) // Report Ankle Boots (similar here and here) // Sunglasses // Silver Michael Kors Watch // Prada Bag (almost sold out - also loving this one) // Knot Bracelets
4. All day, everyday: My final look is one that you could wear anywhere. By layering a knotted tee over a maxi, you create a dimensional look that is both comfortable and flattering. Paired with a structured bag and ankle boots, this relaxed, unexpected combination is an outfit appropriate for any casual occasion.
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