How to Style a Graphic Tee

how to style a graphic tee

Here's the "tee" on how to style your favorite t-shirt! Vintage graphic tees, oversized graphic tees, western graphic tees, retro graphic tees, sports graphic tees - Pink Lily has them all! This go-to closet staple offers endless styling options. Wear graphic tees on-the-go or dress one up with a midi dress. The possibilities are infinite when styling womens graphic tees.

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1. Biker Shorts 

biker shorts graphic tee outfits


Size up in your favorite tee and pair with biker shorts for the comfiest, on-trend outfit! This is easily the best outfit for running errands or keeping up with your mini-me. All you need is an oversized graphic tee and your go-to pair of biker shorts. Complete the look with some white sneakers or bright colored slides. You won't find better custom graphic tees than at Pink Lily.

2. High-waisted Shorts 

athletic shorts


So many of our high-waisted, bestselling athletic shorts coordinate perfectly with our favorite graphic tees. Be sure to grab your pair of workout shorts before they sell out! With 15+ patterns and colors to choose from, you'll want a color of the Errands to Run Workout Shorts to wear every day of the week. Mix and match your favorite tees with so many color options of active shorts to choose from.

3. Midi Dress

midi dress t-shirt outfits


A fun way to get more wear out of your favorite midi dress! Layer your go-to tee and knot it above the waist. Pink graphic tees, white graphic tees, black graphic tees, purple graphic tees - no matter what color graphic tee you are searching for - we've got a design for you so you can coordinate your favorite t-shirts with your favorite bottoms, dresses, or shoes.

4. Classic Denim Shorts

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You can never go wrong with your favorite t-shirt and denim shorts combo. Throw on and go or knot your tee for a new look. You can also front-tuck your shirt into your jean shorts for a different styling. Need a tutorial on how to front tuck your t-shirt or tie up your graphic tee? Keep scrolling!

5. Swimsuit Coverup

swim coverup ideas


Size up your tee so you can throw it on over your swimsuit on the way to the pool or beach. Instant cover-up option! It's also a great back up if you're starting to get too much sun and need more coverage from the UV rays.

6. Tennis Skirt

tennis skirt tshirt outfits


A go-to 2023 clothing trend: tennis active skirts! They’re so easy to style and comfortable to wear and our not just for tennis courts or gold courses. You can tie up your tee to style with your active skirt. With multiple color options, the outfits are endless!



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 Grab your go-to tee or take a second look at your graphic sweatshirt collection. This is your official guide to styling your favorite wardrobe piece! Casual or more trendy - the pairing opportunities are endless for your favorite tee. 

pair with mom jeans

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Pair with Mom Jeans

When in doubt, choose denim! A trendy mom jean is the perfect pairing for your favorite graphic tee or sweatshirt. Front tuck your t-shirt or add your favorite belt to complete the outfit. The bestselling Kristen Paperbag Waist Distressed Mom Jeans and the Lesley High Waisted Mom Jeans are our top picks for this look.

Bonus Styling Hack! A new way to tie your tee:

Step 1: Take both sides and twist together twice

Step 2: Tuck the ends under your shirt to secure!


pair with a midi dress


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Layer over a Midi Dress

We love styling midi dresses and graphic tees with layers. It's effortless and easy to put together. Plus, you can just throw it on and go! We have several casual midi dresses for you to choose from at

pair with high waisted, paperbag shorts

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Style with High Waisted Shorts

High waisted shorts are such a flattering fit! Our favorite flowly shorts include the When You Believe Taupe Belted Gauze Shorts or the Make Your Point Orange Cuffed Hem Paperbag Waist Shorts. With neutral hues like these, you can take these outfit ideas straight into the start of fall. What could be more comfortable than this tee and shorts combo?


classic denim shorts


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Classic Denim Shorts

Casual style is your preference? Denim shorts and a graphic tee are always a great choice.Add a new twist with how you tie your tee from the quick tutorial below.

Step 1: Grab your tee

Step 2: Pull through belt loop

Step 3: Tuck end into shorts/jeans

white denim shorts

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White Denim Shorts

Bonus Styling Hack: Don't limit these tips to your tees. Style your sweatshirts with these ideas as well.

White denim shorts are perfect for graphic styles that have matching white text to make the artwork pop even more. Plus, white denim is such a summer essential!

use as a swim cover up

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Use as a Swim Coverup

Graphic tees and sweatshirts are ideal for beachwear. They provide protection from the sun and can be worn over swimsuits. They are the perfect layer pieces for any beach outing.

The options don’t end here! Check out this video to see four ways Sam styles her favorite graphic tees.

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