Hello hello, and welcome to our conclusion of Graphic Tee Time! I’ve always had a soft spot for graphic tees, but working on this collaboration with Priya has really reminded how perfect they can be for spring and its topsy-turvy weather. There are just so many styling options. I kind of want to buy even more now! (I really shouldn’t though.)
I decided what better way to wrap this month up than with one of my old favorites, this Ben Franklin tee from Aphillyated. Like last week, I paired my tee with a printed skirt (those are some tiny polka dots). Since it’s gotten chilly again in Philly, I added a black cardigan (it almost looks like a bolero in the picture, but I promise it’s a long cardigan). This feels like my girliest outfit of the series, which is funny because the tee is so funky.
Seriously though, graphics tees are awesome. So versatile, and a great way to show off your interests and personality! All of these outfits could not be more different. (Okay, except for my shoes. And maybe my poses.) Also: I need details on Priya’s last look ASAP.
Anyway, enough about us! Priya and I are so excited to see the creative outfits you guys link up. Here’s how it works:
Something about the spring makes totally nostalgic for college. It’s a weird time of endings and beginnings, and some of my best memories at Fordham took place around this time of year. Hard to believe that I graduated almost three years ago! Guess it’s a good thing I hoarded so many college tees during my time on campus.
Actually, this time around, I picked the skirt first. It’s swingy, has pockets, and is great for tucking in tees. The Madras plaid has a few different colors, so it goes with a lot of different tops (as seen here). No surprise that my maroon tee was a nearly perfect match. It’s fun to mix up graphic tees with printed pieces. I added ankle boots because it’s still pretty cool in the mornings and early evenings.
Side note: I’m still obsessed with my hair. I used this HC tutorial for my side braid.
Since the print makes such a statement, I kept the accessories minimal — just my class ring! School pride never goes out of style, right? 😉
Anyway, next Thursday is the day!! Don’t forget to link up with Priya and me to show off your cool graphic tees and even cooler outfits! A quick roundup of our looks, in case you still need some inspiration…
Let me preface this by saying that when Priya and I first started emailing about this collaboration, I was envisioning this tank tucked into a swingy skirt topped with the denim jacket (kind of like these outfits). But no… Philadelphia was all like, “Remember that heat wave in March? It was a false promise and it’s too cold to go bare legged without tights.” (I am not putting tights on again until the fall. Refuse.)
You can take the girl out of Florida, but you can’t take the Florida out of the girl.
If you don’t already own a Home T for your respective state, get on that. They are so soft and the dark gray is perfect. (They also have v-necks and baseball tees and totes and I want all of them. Did I mention they’re made in the U.S.A. and help support M.S. research?) My tank was actually a really thoughtful bridesmaid gift last year. I loved growing up in South Florida (and I always have to make that distinction), and I miss it constantly. (Yes, even though Floridians are constantly trolls and trolled on. It’s fine.)
Anyway, back to the outfit. Seeing as the temperatures in Philly are not nearly as warm as Florida, an extra layer was a must. I love the pop of color the denim jacket adds (but goodness the color is really starting to fade after a few years — last seen here). The look was still missing something, so I added this floral necklace (remember accessories really elevate basic looks). The blues are an almost perfect match. A tinted lip balm and sunglasses, and you’re good to go.
Some other notes…
I promise I own more than this pair of flats
I did not intend for most of these photos to be so ~smirky~
Yes, I know I need to get my hair fixed up ASAP
Go visit Priya’s blog to see how she styled her California tee!
Two more weeks until our #GraphicTeeTime linkup! Hope you’re enjoying all the inspiration, and don’t forget to join us!