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With boyfriend jeans now and black skinnies later, a batty T-shirt doesn't have to be sanctioned to Halloween.
Zoe Karssen ($78)
A true high-fashion gem, this T-shirt features designer Cristóbal Balenciaga's original illustrations.
Your Virgin Tour '85 tee may be well loved (ditto for you, Madonna), but 28 years later it's been demoted to kitchen-cleaning attire. On the other hand, a new crop of graphic T-shirts is climbing the ranks, and lucky for your loving arms, they're decidedly upscale (i.e., you really can wear them out of the house).
Here, our suggestions for pulling off the graphic tee in an adult fashion:
Pair with a skirt For the ultimate in effortless style, tuck a graphic tee into a feminine skirt. Whether it's a pencil, midi or maxi, the juxtaposition of casual and formal translates well, even for the workplace. (OK, maybe just on Fridays.)
Make (another) statement A chunky statement necklace can drastically elevate a playful T-shirt. Top this script-graphics jersey tee with one blingy piece, or attempt an elegant neck party when wearing a shirt that's not quite as busy.
Trend lightly Graphic tee, colored denim and embroidered wedges? Not unless you want to look like Miley Cyrus. Stick to pairing your tees with simple, classic items such as tailored jeans or a leather skirt to avoid appearing sophomoric (in the fullest sense of the word).
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