T-shirts seem like such an obvious type of wear – we are so used to the simple shape of a tee that it feels so difficult to come up with an innovative way of wearing it. But when you think about it – a skirt or a pair of jeans are equally popular and worn in all possible combinations, and yet every season we are welcoming new trends, which are based on the well known pieces and cuts, but reinvented in a way that makes us go wow! It is all about being creative in the way you match things together and explore the ways you can wear your T-shirts. Let’s take a look at the most fashionable ways to wear a T-shirt this season.
1. Cropped or tied up
Looking at the runways and the resort collections of the major fashion houses one thing is apparent: in the upcoming season you can expect to see a lot of cropped T-shirts. There is of course one “minor” problem with that trend – you really need to have that flat stomach to pull it off. Cropped oversize tees might not be for everyone, but to stay on trend you can use the oversize T-shirt and tie it up in a way that shortens the length of the tee, but does not show off your belly. Tie the t-shirt low on the waist and match it with a high rise pants to cover the parts you do not want to expose too much.
2. Paired with leggings
If you have no idea how to wear an oversize T-shirt here is a great example to follow – match it with a pair of leggings. All the flaws of an oversize tee suddenly become its main advantages: long t-shirt helps you cover your hips and butt, which usually seem larger when you put on a pair of tight leggings. Loose shirt as a top helps you balance the fitted shape of tight leggings, creating a nice shape for your body and accentuating your long legs. Oversize t-shirt with an oversize blouse and leggings is the hottest trend in street fashion this cold season.
3. Tucked in or belted
By simply tucking your oversize t-shirt in pants or skirt you can completely change its shape, highlighting your beautiful shapes. To add more sophistication to your outfit tuck it unevenly: leave a portion of the T-shirt hanging in the back or tuck only small part in the front. In a similar way you can use a belt to add more shape to your oversize tee – use the belt to accentuate the waist or keep it low and loose to allow more relaxed shape of the T-shirt.
4. Worn off the shoulder
If your outfits are often inspired by the 80s here is a simple trick you can use: choose an oversize T-shirt with a low neckline and a slogan or a print in the front and wear it off the shoulder. You can also cut out the neckline to adjust it, so it is easier to wear it off one shoulder.
5. Paired with a vest
Vest seems to be such an underrated garment, while there are so many ways to use it in your outfits and make them so much more unique. Denim vest paired with a tee makes the whole outfit look young and fresh. Leather vest adds sophistication and creates unexpected, rock music inspired look.
6. Styled like menswear
This season androgynous style is totally in vogue, so why not follow the trend and complete your outfit with elements of menswear? You can even try a men’s T-shirt, paired with a jacket and a pair of jeans. Boyfriend shoes so popular this season provide the perfect finish to your androgynous look.
7. Used to style down the outfit
Plain T-shirt is like white canvas. It brings back balance to the most over the top glamour outfits. If you are planning to wear a glitzy jacket or pants paired with statement jewelry you need that one piece, which will create a harmonious look and enhance the quality of your clothes without too much exaggeration. Try a white tee to see how great it looks in such a refined company.
These seven tips for styling do not embrace all options you have and sometimes it is all about the accessories you use to finish the outfit that suddenly make your T-shirt look so much more interesting. If you are looking for a designer T-shirt with unique prints check a designer online store. You can also choose few from the myriads of accessories offered by the stores to find the ones, which go well with your tee. Experiment and innovate, after all you can’t go wrong with something so simple as a T-shirt!
The article was written by Irina Kovalyova – fashion blogger, social media expert and marketer of the Elitecouturier project.