T-shirts are so much more versatile than pairing them with jeans on a casual day. They come in a wide variety of shapes, patterns, and necklines. Let's talk about how to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
Vegan Graphic tees are a perfect way to share your message with the world.
Solid tees go with just about everything, as long as you're matching them with complementary colors.
Patterned tees are great for offsetting or jazzing up other solids or neutrals in your outfit. Or be daring and match them with another pattern.
Rule #1, though, is to make sure the t-shirt fits you properly. When you remember the ABC's of style: Accentuate, Balance, and Camouflage you'll always pull together a great look:
Necklines: The neckline should compliment the shape of your face. Whether you prefer a high or low neckline, if your chin is round, the neckline should be round. Is your jaw is more angular, then v necks work best. If you have that lucky oval shape face, you can play with either. Are you looking to elongate your neck and accentuate your chest with a lower neckline? Do you have a full bust and prefer to be covered, make sure the neckline isn't too high and the tee shirt too tight to avoid the dreaded "uni-boob."
Fit and length: T-shirts come in blousy and bodycon styles, cropped to tunic lengths. Much of it is your personal preference but always look to style with balance. If you like blousy t-shirts, tuck them into more form-fitting bottoms, or keep them untucked and try a belt to cinch your waist and give you shape. If you like fitted tees, they look great with full skirts and this season's wide-legged pants. Beware, if you're petite, a tunic length tee can cut you off too low on the hips, making your legs look shorter and your hips wider, throwing off the balance of your look. Try pairing a tunic with fitted pants or a pencil skirt and shoes in a similar color and tone, to keep the outfit elongated. A blousy tunic length tee works if you're taller and prefer to camouflage your middle area. Pair it with skinny pants, and you're good to go.
Shoulders & sleeves: Generally, the shoulder seams should match up with the edge of your natural shoulders. Raglan sleeves don't have shoulder seams and are meant to look slouchy. They look great on broad shoulders, as they soften your build and balance out your lower half. Cap sleeves have a tendency to accentuate the width of your upper arms, so they won't work if you want to camouflage that area, but work well if you're going to show off all the hard work you did on your yoga-toned arms. The cold-shoulder look is still in and a great way to show some skin but yet camouflage your upper arms.
Whether you style your favorite t-shirt with a blazer & chunky necklace, a big belt and complimentary bag, cropped pants & ankle boots or a skirt & heels, they are a fantastic and versatile staple in your wardrobe. So, have fun with them, and show off your style!
Adrienne Borgersen is a 25 year veteran of the music industry, an FIT certified Image Consultant and Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator (VLCE). She founded It Factor Image Consulting, where she works with a wide variety of people to develop their personal style and personal brand. She specializes in educating on the use and abuse of animals in the fashion industry, with the goal of encouraging people to make compassionate choices. Adrienne also enjoys volunteering her time and talents to human and animal rights causes. Previously a long-time vegetarian, Adrienne became 100% vegan in 2008 after reading Skinny Bitch. She is committed to promoting cruelty-free fashion, beauty, and everyday products as her way of saving animals and support a cruelty-free lifestyle. LA Fashionista Compassionista magazine is a perfect extension of how she works with her clients, guiding them to look their best and feel their best, so they can take on the world!