Another of those age-related “rules” that I’m ready to chuck is the one that says we shouldn’t wear graphic tees after 50. I say if you like them, wear them. Still have that Clash concert tee hiding at the bottom of your drawer? Go ahead. I’m still kicking myself for tossing my Talking Heads: More Songs About Buildings And Food tee a few years ago. While logo’d tees are all the rage among the Street Style Set, I rather like this more understated style from Clare V.
I think graphic tees work best when the rest of the outfit is kept simple. I’ve created a casual look with jeans here, but you could also wear this type of tee under a blazer, with slacks or a skirt, or switch out the flats in the outfit above for some heels. Don’t be afraid to mix it up. My personal preference is to avoid a print that’s too on-the-nose or twee, and a fit that’s too snug. Think a little loose, but not oversized.
And if you’re short-waisted like I am, look for designs that aren’t so large or long that they go past the waist.
It’s been a busy week chez nous. Le Monsieur had an outpatient surgery on Tuesday (yes, Happy Valentine’s Day to us…) to move/repair a nerve in his arm that has been causing his hand to have tremors or freeze up. He’s not in a lot of pain, but has limited motion and can’t drive yet. We’re bracing for another big rainstorm today, hoping we don’t find any more leaks in the roof!
Do you wear graphic tees? If so, do you have a sentimental favorite?
A note about these collages: I generally choose items that I think work best for the visual story I’m trying to tell. These aren’t my personal items (though I may own some version of what’s shown) but are collected from retailers’ websites. I also try to use items that are still available. Sometimes the best item for the look I’m going for is an expensive one. Whenever I’m able to find something similar at a lower price I’ll include it in the widget below.