Graphic-tees that is. And we’re not talking the graphic tees of American Eagle and Abercrombie past, or the semi-ironic tees you find at Hot Topic. We’re talking the new surge of super-cool, effortless staples that can easily add the right layer to any outfit. And what a better way to show off our favorite graphic tees than in front of Houston’s Biscuit Paint Wall? The Biscuit Paint wall is one of Houston’s many murals, and quickly made our way to the top of our favorites. It’s spunky, paint-laden backdrop with balloons felt like a natural pair for our take on graphic tees.
While graphic tees were once seen as ‘the easy way out’ when it came to your tops, graphic tees have surged their way back to your favorite retailers. J.Crew and H&M are some of those willing to jump back in with super clever and chic tees that are now in most of your fashion icon’s closets. J.Crew’s FRIDAY tee is so simple yet one of the most necessary pieces of clothing I’ve ever purchased. What a better way to celebrate the start of the weekend than an elevated white tee with FRIDAY in bold, cerulean text? And if you don’t want to dress down with jeans and flats, you can elevate your graphic tee with your favorite skirt and a blazer – Work day ready. Toss off the blazer and you’re ready to celebrate with a few shots of tequila and a plate of tacos after (I mean … how else do you start your Friday?)
Patricio snagged one of his favorite graphic tees from H&M – and while you’re guaranteed to find a great graphic tee there, this tribute to NYC is perfect in it’s minimalism and cool. Jeans and monk straps are the way Patricio decided to high-low his tee (forgot how to ‘High-Low’? Head here). Fall in Texas doesn’t provide a lot of continuity when it comes to the weather, so easy layers are the way to go. Need to take of the jacket? A graphic tee and a pair of jeans is a staple. While a button up was once the easiest way to elevate your look, graphic tees are now widely accepted when it comes to cool, fun style - not to mention they’re not an expensive investment and a great way to express your personality.