How to Dress Up a T-Shirt For Any Occasion
The most versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe is the humble T-shirt. Most people think a classic tee is only appropriate in casual situations, like a chill brunch or hanging out at a friend's house. But not so! T-shirts can be so much more with just a little bit of help. From a double-breasted blazer to an oversize cardigan to a daring trench and a simple pair of heels, all you really need is an accessory or two to take the regular tee from everyday to special.
Below you'll find a selection of accessories that can dress up a T-shirt in mere seconds. Grab one or mix and match a few. Consider this your guide to T-shirt transformation.
A Luxurious Cardigan
On a nice spring day, pop on a cardigan over your tee. There are so many out there that would dress up your look, from a boxy, chunky cotton knit ($130) (in a range of colors) to a sumptuous oversize cashmere ($280) number. We also love this heritage cardigan ($190) with a geometric, jacquard pattern. With a shawl-collar silhouette, it'll take you regular tee to new, stylish heights.
A Bold Coat
Depending on the season, a coat could be in order. If you're wearing a simple tee as a base, pick a coat with some color, like this vibrant trench ($270). Or go for an oversize look, with a street-style-inspired coat ($200). Of course, you can't go wrong with a leather jacket ($600), which will amp up your outfit with just the right amount of attitude.
A Cool Blazer
Whether you're headed to the office or out to run errands, a nice blazer is a simple way to look more polished and put-together. There are lots of blazer styles out there, whether you want something more relaxed, like this oversize linen blazer ($230), or tailored, like this double-breasted one ($198) with gold-crest buttons. We also can't get enough of this vibrant peony pink blazer ($229) with a sculpted fit thanks to princess seams and waist-defining darts.
Statement Jewelry and Accessories
No matter the season, accessories are a great way to make that classic tee feel a bit more special. When it comes to jewelry, try a thick cuff ($50) or a chunky gold necklace ($129). Or if you want to play around with a silk scarf ($35-$60, originally $45-$60), tie it around your neck, wear it as a headband, or loop it through your belt loops. And don't forget about shoes. Pop on a pair of heels, from boots to espadrilles to a pair of sandals ($525). Voila! Your T-shirt is as effortlessly stylish as ever.