There's something so inherently easy and classic about jeans and a t-shirt, and while I'm a huge proponent of the classic white tee, lately, I'm into a little something extra.

I always take a more laid-back, simplistic approach to summertime fashion. Despite my love my two-piece sets and flowy sundresses, most days, I'm reaching for a pair of jeans or cut offs and a graphic tee.

What I love about a graphic tee is that although it's essentially just a t-shirt, it's a piece that can be styled in so many different ways. Although my go-to pair for a graphic tee is denim, I've experimented with a few different ways to wear em this season.

In today's post, I'm breaking down 4 easy ways to style a graphic tee, along with a huge round-up of all of my favorite pieces!

Shop my look:

best graphic tees

best graphic tees

Knot it With a Skirt
Graphic tees don't have to always translate to a super casual look. If I'm looking to dress up a tee while still keeping a laid-back vibe, I'll pair a graphic tee with a midi or a maxi skirt and knot it at the waist.

Tip: Use a clear elastic to knot your tee instead of actually tying it in a knot to preserve the fabric and keep it from tearing or stretching!


Denim on Denim
One of my favorite ways to wear a graphic tee is with a denim on denim look. Styling with a brightly colored tee a great way to break up the abundance of denim.

Tip: tie in a pop of color from your tee with a matching handbag.


Layer it Under a Blazer or Moto
Perfect way to elevate that casual-cool jeans-and-a-tee look. I'll often repurpose my summery graphic tees in early fall by simply layering them under a fitted blazer and styling them with my favorite denim and a pair of suede booties.

Tip: Layer a colorful tee with a neutral-colored jacket to make it stand out.


Tuck it In anything high-waisted! I'm always knotting and tucking for a more flattering shape. Much of my style is  boho/retro-esque and flowy, so I try to balance the oversize fit by accentuating the waist. High waisted-denim, high-waisted skirts, shorts, wide-leg pants you name it - all great options!


best graphic tees
best graphic tees


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40 responses to “4 Ways to Style a Graphic Tee + My Summer Favorites”

  1. Eva Sharma says:

    Love this! Such a unique and Classy ideas shared to pair up Graphic t shirt with your bottoms. In love with it :)))

  2. Monika says:

    An immediate fan of your blog! I have been following you on Insta and once I found my way over here, I will definitely come back. Love your peach colored pants!

  3. Katya says:

    I like graphic tees and all the suggested style here. SO fab!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  4. Sofia says:

    I love graphic tees..

  5. Avani says:

    I love graphic tees.. I need the one that says sun kissed ?

  6. These tees are so fun and I love how you style it with the colorful trousers, it gives a fun character.

  7. Anna English says:

    I’m such a sucker for a good graphic tee! You found some great ones. I love the “Sun Kissed” one!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Graphic tees are always a good idea in my book! I love the different styling options. I’ve never thought to use a clear elastic to tie my tees, and I always end up stretching them out. Thanks for the tip!

    • Danielle says:

      Yes! I started doing it recently when one of my tees didn’t have enough room to knot without becoming a total crop top and I’ve used the trick ever since!

  9. So many great graphic tees! The Be Nice one is absolutely my favorite – love it!

    xo Laura Leigh

  10. Belle says:

    Love those graphic tees! And your jeans are so cute!

  11. Steph says:

    So many cute graphic tees here! I’ll take one of each please.

  12. Cathy says:

    I love all these tee’s and how you styled yours!


  13. Such great options, babe! I love love love a good graphic tee and how it can be dressed up or worn super casually. Love it.

    xx, Laurelle

  14. Mollie says:

    I’m SO obsessed with graphic tees right now, I honestly want every single one of those!! So many cute options!

    xx Mollie

  15. maggie says:

    I am obsessed with your tee! So cute!!

  16. Brittany says:

    Love this!! I need that Stones shirt!!!


  17. Babita says:

    Love these 4 possible ways you mentioned! I too end up grabbing denim or pants most of the days with a tee! And a pair of jeans and tee are so timeless!

    Xoxo Babita

  18. These graphic tees are so cute!! I love all of them.

  19. Ashley Hargrove says:

    I LOVE a good graphic tee!! Your picks are perfection!

  20. Rach says:

    These graphic tees are the cutest! I love how you styled too! Always love your style Danielle!

  21. Amanda says:

    I have been living in graphic tees and will def be trying your tips! So many cute tee picks, too!

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