4 Ways to Dress Up a Graphic Tee

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If you were around the blog from the beginning, you may remember a post about how to wear graphic tees in a creative way. Well it’s time for part two! This time sharing how to dress up a graphic tee.

If you are a fellow Disney fan, you’ve probably got quite a lot of graphic tees laying around. Even if you’re not into Disney, you probably still have some graphic tees. So if you want to dress it up and go the sophisticated route or fancy and fun, these tips are sure to help!

Here are four easy ways to dress up a graphic tee.

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Outfit with Minnie Mouse Disney graphic tee Polka Dot Tulle Skirt

With a tulle skirt

Just as I’ve shown here, dressing up a graphic tee with a skirt, especially if it’s tulle, is such a cute look! Polka dotted skirts are especially great if you’re going for a Minnie inspired look, but really any skirt can work with the right tee! 

Skirts in tulle and satin instantly elevate whatever they’re paired with. A patterned skirt adds interest and a playful feel to the look. 

With a blazer or jacket

Adding a blazer or jacket can elevate a graphic tee and make it into a more grown up look. 

If you’re wanting to dress up a t shirt and jeans, a blazer will automatically make a look more sophisticated. Going with a faux leather or moto jacket can make the look more edgy. And if you want to keep things on the sweet side, a tweed jacket or cardigan is the piece you want. 

Minnie Mouse graphic tee dressed up with a polka dot tulle skirt

Wear jeans with fun embellishments 

I recently picked up a pair of polka dotted jeans. They’re still on the casual side but elevated from a regular pair of denim. There are also great denim options with embroidered designs. Add this to your graphic tee to still feel comfy and casual but look a little more polished. 

Don’t forget your accessories 

Adding fun coordinated shoes, a hat, or statement jewelry can all have major impact on your outfit. 

I really think my red beret and shoes coordinate well with the red in the tee and make this whole look seem more intentional. 

I also love the look of a statement necklace or earrings with a graphic tee. Throw it on with a skirt or with your tee layered under a jacket for a glam look. 

Disney graphic tee dressed up with polka dot skirt

Style it!

Many of the items I’m wearing are older, so I wanted to share a few cute t-shirt options and items to wear them with!


I hope you found these tips helpful for dressing up your graphic tees.  And don’t stop there! All of these tips will work well for dressing up a basic tee too!

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4 ways to dress up a graphic tee

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  1. 3.6.20
    Taylor said:

    I am obsessed with this tee! I love these tips! I usually go for adding a blazer over mine for casual fridays at work but I love how you styled yours here!

    • 3.8.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! Blazers over tees is such a cute look!

  2. 3.6.20
    Kileen said:

    I love wearing graphic tees! This post was so awesome because it showed me more ways to rock my graphic tees!

    cute & little

    • 3.8.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! I’m glad it was helpful!