Basic & Graphic Tees Your Closet Needs

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With athleisure and casual wear being so in and fashionable right now, it’s important to stock up on some basic and graphic tees! They are so versatile and cute, that people won’t even realize you are just wearing a t-shirt! So many different brands are putting their own spin on basic and graphic tees, that it is so hard to choose just one. Some of our favorites are from Vanilla Bay, PIKO, Friday + Saturday, and Lime N Chili (to name a few!).

Your year-round wardrobe definitely needs a couple tees to choose from and rotate through throughout the seasons. A basic solid colored tee, a basic striped tee, and a fun graphic tee are completely worthy of a spot in your closet! (You can thank us later.) These are styles that can take you from work or school to dinner and a night out in no time.

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The greatest thing about basic & graphic tshirts is that you can style them in so many different ways to suite your overall taste, and depending on what your plans are for the day.  They are 100% a staple for your closet, in our opinion! We know you are probably thinking, “How can something so simple and comfy be transformed into a trendy and sophisticated outfit?” Well, since they can be worn alone with jeans and sneakers, worn alone with dark wash denim and heeled booties, or layered under your favorite jackets, cardigans, and kimonos, it is so simple to dress these tops up and add some interest to your overall facade.

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For example, throw on a basic tee and wear it casual with leggings, a lightweight long cardigan, and flats or fashion sneakers and you are ready to run errands or attend class. Dress it up by putting on your favorite graphic tee, some destructed denim jeans, heels, and a blazer and you are ready for dinner or a date!

Basic & Graphic Tees Your Closet Needs

Five Looks with One Key Piece: The Love Stitch Button Down

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As the seasons change, it can be hard to find core pieces in your wardrobe that you are able to style year round.  So, we decided to help you out a bit by showing you FIVE different looks with ONE key piece! The item on topic is the Love Stitch Clothing Striped Chambray Button Down Top.  Button downs and vertical stripes are super trendy and stylish, so combined they make the perfect pair! Keep reading to see how we styled this shirt five different ways! (P.S. In our opinion, we think all of these items should be core pieces in your wardrobe!)

1. Wear Alone with Denim & Sandals

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This first outfit is great for those casual spring days and cool summer nights.  Button up this Love Stitch striped top and roll up your sleeves for some laid back vibes.  Every girl needs a durable pair of denim jeans in her closet, so why not opt for a pair of KanCan Jeans? These are the KanCan Jeans Railroad Stripe Ankle Detail in Medium Wash.  Keeping things on the casual route, we thought these Mia Shoes strappy sandals were perfect! The neutral coloring and comfort footbed make these sandals great to wear all day, every day. Depending on your style, finish off the look with a lace bralette and some basic jewelry and you are all set.

2. Wear under Overalls with Heeled Booties.

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This next look can also go dressy or casual, depending on your plans! Overalls are totally making a comeback and we are all for it! Pairing the Love Stitch Clothing Striped Chambray Button Down Top underneath these distressed overalls makes for a super chic outfit. We paired the look with a pair of ankle booties from My Delicious Shoes! The vertical stripes and heeled booties elevate your look and give you a taller appearance. To dress down the look, try wearing a pair of Converse sneakers or flat sandals. Since we love the criss cross trend, try unbuttoning the Love Stitch shirt a little, wear this strappy tank top, and unbuckle one of the straps from the overalls!

3. Layer Over Basic Tee with Denim & Mules.

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This third look with your key piece item is our favorite! Keeping the striped shirt open gives the look a little edge and enhances your possibilities! Now you are able to show off all of your basic or graphic tees! We paired this look with a criss cross top from Lime N Chili and KanCan jeans. Mules are also super fashionable right now, so the Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Mules just stood out to us! If you are wearing this look while taking a walk around the park or while shopping, change it up by tying your button down shirt around your waist and you’ve got a whole new look.

4. Wear with Denim Skirt & Peep Toe Heels.

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Now, this look will be able to take you into the night in style.  The neutral, chambray coloring and vertical stripes already dress this look up.  By pairing it with this black denim skirt from KanCan, you’ll be ready for a night out in no time!  Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, roll the sleeves up or down and tuck in the shirt to your skirt. Add some statement earrings and a lace bralette and you’ve got your fourth outfit in the bag.  To dress this look up even more, rock this pair of peep toe heels by Qupid Shoes! The tall chunky heel and elastic vamp are sure to hold up while you are dancing the night away.

5. Layer Under Cardigan with Denim & Boots.

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This last look is perfect for cold winter or fall days when you still want to be stylish. Start off with your base, a strappy basic tank top.  Then, put on your striped button down top from Love Stitch and button it all the way up or keep it open (whichever you prefer). Lastly, slip on this cozy chunky cardigan from Wishlist. Layers layers layers is the name of the game when it comes to cold weather, so why sacrifice warmth for style? With this look, you can achieve both! End the look with a pair of neutral ankle boots, like these from Qupid Shoes, and you are ready to tackle the day with your head held high.

Let us know which look is your favorite! Shop it all at gliks.com!

Five Looks with One Key Piece: The Love Stitch Button Down