Can girls wear graphic tees too?
I used to think that graphic tees were bleh. They were just silly and busy and loud and not very … cute. Or sexy. Or whatever other feminine word I wanted to be. Boyfriends wear them all the time. Sometimes they’re funny or ironic or perverse and they make a statement – literally – that work well with boyfriends’ baggy jeans and boyfriends’ Air Jordans but not so much for girlfriends’ mini skirt or girlfriends’ pumps. Or so I used to think.
I don’t know if it’s a vested interest that’s changed my mind or the evolution of so many different fashion styles embracing the graphic tee once again, but it’s come to my attention that the graphic tee can be whatever I want.
It’s a gym shirt. It always has been. It’s a doing chores shirt or a running errands shirt or grabbing a quick bite to eat shirt – but nowhere fancy shirt. Until now shirt. I’ve learned how to make it fun and flirty. It’s even a way to be a little edgy. Or posh. Or chic. All it take is a little imagination to turn what you thought was a thing meant for boys – no girls allowed – into something fit for a woman.
If you’re someone that takes time on your appearance, you probably have some imagination and it’s easy for you to put together a sophisticated look using a graphic tee. Maybe you’re not as creative as the extra-ordinary fashionista so you need some visual direction. Perhaps, you’ve got an inordinate amount of tees and you need a new way to show them off. Or, maybe you’re an anti-tee aggressor and you need some inspiration to turn you around.
Into whichever category you may fall, RIOT has partnered with The Vagabond Fashion truck to put together a few looks that will help you turn your tee into a to do.
Hopefully, that clears things up. So, the next time you think, “oh, that’s not for me” or, “I can’t wear this to there,” remember these ever-so-simple tips for taking your tee to the Next Level.
If there’s still some confusion or, perhaps, you think your closet is lacking the essentials required to achieve some of these looks, follow the Vagabond Truck online to stock up. Also, check out our live collaboration on Friday, May 1 at 202 Randolph Street to celebrate First Friday and National Screen Printing Day. It could very well change your life!… or, at least, your closet.
‘Til next time have a super bad ass day!