The t-shirt is the most basic wardrobe item in your closet. Alone, it’s hard to envision it as being apart of a stylish look. But with the right accessories you can totally style up your tee! It’s easy. Let me show you how!

First of all, when I say t-shirt I’m not referring to that faded old t-shirt with the arm pit stains that’s stuffed in the back of your dresser drawer. If you don’t have any, invest in some nice t-shirts. One of my favorite places to purchase tee’s is Torrid. They are of good quality, they don’t shrink if cared for properly, and they have a variety of graphics and designs to choose from. If not Torrid, visit your favorite retailer and purchase a few.

Now that you have your main piece, let’s find some bottoms to pair with it! There are several ways that you can style up a tee. I’m going to give you the most basic way, then show you a couple of other examples. T’s can be paired with either denim or cotton bottoms, whichever you prefer. After you’ve made your choice, we can begin adding the right shoes and accessories.

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This Torrid Love Palm Tree Scoop Tee has some color in the lettering, so I decided on a shoe that matches one of those colors. If your shirt is black with white lettering or vice versa, then you can choose any color! Be bold and choose a loud color that pops! Shoes and handbags don’t have to match, but with this set I decided on these blue Charlotte Russe strappy dress sandals with a blue handbag. (Color can play a major role in creating stylish looks, but you have to understand how it works. Look for a post on this topic soon!)

If you will be tucking your shirt in and you need a belt, wear a skinny belt. It will help to define your waist line. Time to add some statement jewelry!

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The key to styling up a tee is to add bold accessories. Chunky necklaces and bracelets take your overall look from plain Jane to a real fashionista! Above is the final look for this set. As you can see it’s very practical but stylish. Here are a couple more examples of styling up a tee.

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Add a blazer for a more professional look.

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Stylish doesn’t always mean stilettos. Here’s a more casual look with a graphic tee from Charlotte Russe’s plus line. Notice how I added a pop of color with the red.

I’ve heard so many women say that they’re “a t-shirt and jeans type of chick.” I hope this post shows you that even if tees and jeans are your thing, that you can still have a fierce sense of style. Now it’s your turn to get creative and find ways to style up your favorite t-shirt!

Follow me on IG @hautestyling and tag me to pics of you styling up your tee!