How to Style a Graphic T-Shirt All Year Round

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Your graphic T-shirt is your best friend when it comes to all year-round styling.

A great tee can be paired with so many combinations and style, making it the perfect staple for every wardrobe.

Whether you like it oversized or skinny fit, your graphic tee collection is the fundamental piece that you should have for every season.

From rock n roll prints to slogans and brand names, it can take you from casual to statement in a second.

Style it with leather or a suit to dress it up, or wear it with double denim for a casual look.

You can even rock yours through the winter by layering it with double coats or a turtleneck to wear your graphic tee all year round.

So, to find out even more style tips, keep reading as we reveal how to best wear a graphic tee.

From casual wears to dressed-up evening looks, find out how to choose the hottest items to style it with.

Take a look through our fashion hints and tips to get the best use out of your favorite casual wardrobe piece.

What Pieces To Pair With A Graphic T-Shirt To Dress It Up

Woman wearing grey graphic t-shirt with red skirt

Although often considered a casual wardrobe staple, the graphic tee can be dressed up to create a stylish and statement, on-trend look.

By switching out just a few basic pieces of a look with high-end and luxe fabrics, a tee finishes off an outfit, taking it from basic to street style-worthy in an instant.

Leather Skirts & Heels

Whether you prefer a thigh-skimming mini or a chic A-line midi, the leather skirt turns any outfit into a statement look.

Envisage a calf-length midi leather skirt, high-waisted and add your favorite graphic tee, knotted at the front to create the perfect, loose-fit crop top.

With a bold pop of color with the shoe, this look takes you from desk to dinner and works for every season.

Paired just as easily with a mini leather skirt, allow the graphic tee to hang loosely over the skirt, showing just a few inches of leather beneath.

Add a longline boyfriend blazer, your go-to tote bag, and ankle boots and your new late-night drinks look is complete.

A Tailored Trouser Suit

Tailored trouser suits are one of the hottest wardrobe must-haves of this season and next.

Whether you opt for a bright fluro color like yellow or orange or a seasonal pastel, such as lilac or mint green, a graphic tee is a perfect way to complete the look and make it slightly more casual for everyday wear.

Team it with optic-white sneakers and a classic, oversized envelope clutch bag.

A Statement Skirt

From the season’s hottest leopard satin midi skirt to a DVF-inspired stripe or floral skirt, a statement skirt dresses up a casual graphic T-shirt in a second.

Tuck it in at the waist and don’t be afraid to clash colors for a simple, yet stylish everyday look.

How to Layer the Graphic T-shirt for Colder Months

Woman wearing graphic t-shirt with yellow jacket on top

The graphic T-shirt isn’t just for the summer months.

When the temperature drops, get just as much use of your favorite tee with just a few simple styling changes.

Whether you layer on top of your tee or underneath, to add subtle warmth, your tee can be worn all year round with all your favorite winter pieces.

Opt for A Faux Fur Coat

It might sound simple, but by going OTT on a fantastic winter coat, means you can wear something simple and slinky underneath, AKA your graphic tee.

A faux fur coat is a great alternative to the real deal and with options in anything from leopard print to sleek black or even a statement bright color, you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for your style.

Because of the warmth and thickness of a faux fur, you’ll be toasty enough in just your skinny jeans and a graphic tee, throwing the coat over the top and worn open.

Finish with a black baker boy hat for ultimate style credentials.

Layer A Blazer & A Coat

Double jackets had a moment last winter and the trend is set for a strong return this year.

Whether you opt for skinny or boyfriend-fit jeans, tuck your graphic tee in at the waist and layer with your favorite plaid blazer.

Add a camel wool coat to this look, left unbuttoned and allow the layers to keep you cozy during the colder months.

Over A Turtleneck

A completely different way to style your graphic or slogan T-shirt during winter is to layer it on top of knitwear.

From a casual fine-knit crewneck sweater to an on-trend turtleneck, simply ensure your knitwear is skin-tight to allow your statement tee to layer over the top.

This outfit is reminiscent of summer, with the T-shirt doing most of the talking, but letting the knitwear stylishly and subtly keep you snug.

What to Wear With A Graphic T-shirt To Keep it Simple And Casual

Woman wearing black graphic t-shirt and denim shorts

There are many ways to dress a graphic tee up and play on the statement slogan or graphics with dressier pieces.

However, sometimes we simply crave a casual outfit for an everyday weekend vibe.

There is something high-end about a simple look and sometimes, denim or beautiful quality leggings are all you need.

Your Favourite Denim

The perfect partner for a simple, yet stylish graphic tee has to be jeans.

There are, however, a few fashion rules to follow to keep a jeans and T-shirt outfit high-end, rather than basic.

Keep jeans high-waisted.

Whether you opt for skinny fit or relaxed, boyfriend jeans, a high waistband keeps the look high-fashion and a logo belt completes the look to perfection.

Although your go-to shoes for this a jeans and tee look might be sneakers, opt for a chic flat mule or lace-up ballerina flat for a casual look with an added fashion edge.

Denim Jacket

As with jeans, a denim jacket pairs with a classic statement slogan tee to perfection.

When choosing your perfect denim jacket, opt for oversized and cropped.

This combination of fit gives the denim a high-end edge, even if you find a high street style you love.

If you find a great cropped denim jacket that isn’t oversized, simply size up by two and you’ve nailed it.

Roll the sleeves casually and pair with anything from jeans to track pants for the perfect casual Sunday look.

The Perfect Black Leggings

When it comes to leggings, it is possible to get it very wrong.

The biggest mistake people make is choosing a cheap fabric because they are “just leggings”.

But this cheap fabric then stretches over the derriere and reveals every lump and bump, as well usually becoming sheer.

Not such a good look.

Opting for a slightly more expensive pair of leggings allows you to wear them without fear of revealing too much and is a stylish pairing with your favorite graphic T-shirt.

Add anything from slides to sneakers and you’ll be rocking this look every day of the week.

How to Accessorise the Graphic T-Shirt

Woman wearing a statement graphic t=shirt with denim shorts and a denim jacket on top

Accessories can make or break an outfit.

When it comes to a simple piece like a graphic tee, accessories can dress the top up and make it something special.

Just adding some great accessories can also turn an errand-running Saturday outfit into a complete Saturday night-out look.

Leather Biker Jacket

Although a piece of clothing, a leather biker jacket should be seen as an accessory.

It can be thrown over any outfit and completely transforms the look into a fashion-forward, dressed-up vibe with an edge.

Styling a leather biker over your graphic T-shirt suits any combination outfit from statement midi to casual denim.

Whatever the look, add a biker jacket as your most important accessory.

Layers of Gold Necklaces

This season, anything gold shines.

When it comes to jewelry, layers of gold chains, including medallion pendants and both narrow and chunky chains, layer over a graphic tee to perfection.

Adding a layered necklace or several separate chains to a T-shirt instantly gives the look a street style edge and takes it from basic to polished in seconds.

This look works with both simple and statement T-shirts and for both casual or dressed-up looks, so ensure you’ve got layered gold chains on your priority shopping list, this season.

The Statement Earring

Stylish, bold and immediately, dressed-up, accessorize your slogan T-shirt in style with a pair of oversized statement earrings.

A key accessory to this look, shop anything from colorful tassel earrings and giant hoops to crystallization and fringing.

Adding a glamorous touch to a casual tee in an instant, the statement earring is key to wearing your T-shirt all year round.

Whether you pair with leather trousers or a plaid mini skirt, add a chunky pair of door-knocker-style earrings to your look and can you throw your hair into a messy bun and go.

From the perfect Sunday brunch outfit to important meetings at the office, the graphic tee remains a stylish and basic staple in every woman’s wardrobe.

Dress it up with a dramatic earring or down with sneakers and a denim jacket, a simple graphic tee is your go-to wardrobe essential come summer or winter.