Graphic T-shirts came into existence way back in the 1950s, when the ink that could be used to screen print on T-shirts was developed. It gave designers the liberty to go beyond the usual and explore various themes. As a result, they created T-shirts sporting prints that actually represented issues that mattered to their customers.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re styling graphic tees.
- Pick a T-shirt that fits you well—loose, baggy graphic T-shirts can look a little too casual and are best suited for wearing around the house. For all other intents and purposes, pick a T-shirt that flatters your physique. The only time you can get away with a slightly slouchy T-shirt is when you pair it with a well-fitting blazer.
- If you’re planning on wearing a printed T-shirt to semi-formal events, pick one that has only one or two colours (we recommend picking a muted sepia-toned or black-and-white print) and pair it with a structured blazer.
- Since you’re wearing a graphic tee, ensure that you downplay all other outfit details so that attention doesn’t shift from the print. Offset printed T-shirts with muted bottoms to make an impact.
- T-shirts that have graphics that are humorous or are accompanied by a quote are iffy territory. What may be funny to you may offend someone else, so steer clear of wearing such T-shirts to semi-formal or formal occasions. Reserve them strictly for casual weekend wear.
- Layering is always a good way to wear a graphic T-shirt, so don’t shy away from wearing yours with a casual shirt over the top. It goes without saying that you should opt for a shirt that is neutral and doesn’t clash or draw attention away from your tee.
Written By : Shirley Mistry