T-shirts are not really a big part of my wardrobe. I find it difficult to find a style that suits me and looks presentable enough for a quick dash to the shops. My guest, Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style, has shared her ideas on how we can include this basic fashion item and wear it creatively. Jodie also shares her video on 3 T-shirt tips to make it fit, so while you read her ideas, I’m off to see if I can create a t-shirt look I’m happy with.
Jodie proves you can still look stylish without too much fuss. You can connect with Jodie through her website and social media links at the end of the post.
3 ways to wear your T-shirt and look fabulous
I know that society has gotten much more casual in the last years, and who doesn’t love a t-shirt? Yet as a fashion conscious woman, I think it’s still important to look put together and take pride in our appearance. So as much as I love the idea of jeans and a t-shirt, I always feel the need to add some more pizzazz to my outfits.
Therefore I came up with 3 different ways to spruce up the much loved t-shirt. Along with ideas of what to style with our shirts. I also put together a video on how to make your boxy t-shirt fit better.
Add a Topper
There are many toppers available that would work over any kind of t-shirt. In the summer weather, I tend to gravitate towards the kimonos because they are so stylish and lightweight. The best thing about kimonos are their versatility. Even though they look great with jeans and a t-shirt, we’ve shown them with a dressy outfit before on my blog also.
Of course, I always love a jacket too, because a jacket can add the structure that a t-shirt doesn’t usually have. I know many women tend to donate and get rid of their work blazers once they retire; however, I think they can be so versatile for many occasions. We recently broke up our suit pieces to show that they aren’t only for the office.
I think the reason the toppers are a great addition to the t-shirt is because they will take most of the focus away from the shirt and put it on what you are wearing on top of it.
I’ll never be accused of being a minimalist. Because of this, I will even add fun accessories when I wear a casual t-shirt. And I think it’s like the concept of the topper that I talked about above. Wearing accessories helps change your focus of the outfit.
Most times I will add a necklace or huge earrings if I’m trying to have the focal point be different than the shirt. In the photo above I tried to add the fun with my earrings, bracelet, purse and shoes. I realize that shoes aren’t considered an accessory since they are a requirement for most outfits. But the footwear can add great interest to any outfit.
On the blog we have experimented with all of these ideas. We have worn heels with our jeans and t-shirt. Then we wore scarves with a plain shirt. And then we tried to vary our accessories by using a hat, necklace or purse as the interesting detail.
Add a Skirt
To me skirts are the perfect dichotomy to a masculine t-shirt. I realize that not all women wear many skirts anymore. Yet I think it’s a perfect way to spruce up our t-shirts. Especially now with the advent of spandex in materials, a skirt can be just as comfortable as pants. And in the hotter months, they are usually cooler too.
I have to admit, this is one of my favorite tricks when styling a t-shirt. The three of us on the blog have done it many times with normal skirts, with fancy skirts, and then just recently we styled our polo shirts with skirts.
If you happen to be someone who doesn’t love to expose your legs, then the maxi skirts are another perfect concept.
Making Your T-Shirt Fit Better
Luckily there are t-shirts that aren’t as boxy for sale now. However, if you happen to have some shirts that are too big, I’ve come up with 3 ideas to make them look better.
Thanks for joining me on this styling journey.
Are you a t-shirt fan? Which of Jodie’s t-shirt styles is your favorite?
Let’s Keep Sizzling!