I like to be comfortable, but I don’t like to look like a slob. Isn’t this the plight of so many modern women? If you’re like me, and wish yoga pants were a fashion statement, but still try to leave the house looking clean and polished, then jeans and a t-shirt are likely your go-to combination. Still, if you’re wearing the same ripped jeans and old t-shirt every chance you get, you could be in need of a style revamp. While there’s nothing wrong with a classic, it is important to add a little variation to your wardrobe to keep things fresh. Here are some tips for dressing up a classic t-shirt and jeans combination.
- Dress it up.
Kitten heels and a flirty blouse are perfect with wide leg or skinny jeans, and everything in between. By adding a feminine top and dressier heels you’ll make the old classic new, while still keeping it casual.
- Funk it up.
Jewelry is a great way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans. Pair a vintage (read: old) pair of jeans with a fitted t-shirt and finish the look with bohemian earrings or some bright colored bangles. Long necklaces with pendants are also a great way to make this look funky. Don’t be afraid to experiment with more than one piece of jewelry.
- Change it up.
“T-shirt” doesn’t have to translate to, “old shirt I got for free at a basketball game.” There are plenty of variations to liven up your wardrobe. From an oversized army green t-shirt for a casual look, to a more fitted tee in a pastel color, to a vintage or patterned t-shirt, there are so many ways to express yourself while still rocking a jeans and t-shirt combination.
- Belt it up.
I’m so glad stylish belts have made a comeback – and are still going strong! Cinch your waist by pairing an oversized t-shirt with a tiny belt for a more polished, styled look that’s great for day or night.
- Roll it up.
Experiment with how you wear your jeans. Neatly cuffing them, or haphazardly rolling them – there are a million ways to make one pair of jeans several different looks. Combine a messier roll with an oversized tee, or a neat cuff with dainty flats.
Here are some additional quick tips for how to liven up your jeans and t-shirt:
- Patterned flats
- Beaded sandals
- A long side-ponytail or messy braid
- A vintage clutch or cross body purse
Craving comfort doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Mix and match these looks for a combination that matches your personality. Stay comfortable while looking great all season long.