How to Spice Up Your Classic Tee

I am all about versatile clothing items. Being able to get multiple uses and styles out of one thing is a huge win for me! That is why this classic tee from old navy is one of my favorite clothing items that I own.  casual and comfy, classic tee casual and dressy, classic tee

This particular “classic tee” is soft, stretchy and breathable. I have worn my t-shirt in casual styles as well as dressed up. I believe it’s all in the details when dressing an item up or dressing it down.

Casual & Comfy

When I am spending a day walking around, shopping or just hanging out, I like to wear this classic tee with some denim shorts, my converse, and a light sweater. I think those pieces really tie the whole look together and keep me comfortable while also being functional.

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Casual & Dressy

One of my favorite things to do with my style is “dress up” a rather ordinary clothing item. This classic tee is PERFECT for dressing up because of the versatility you can get. I decided to tie mine at the bottom to give it an extra little flair. I wore my fave jeans right now, some simple black heels, and added colorful and loud accessories.

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Accessories

Accessorizing is probably my favorite part about putting an outfit together. I love loud, blingy, colorful pieces. I wore a necklace that i got for free with purchase from marleylilly.com (check them out for real, they’re always doing awesome promos like that and they have great sales!) and a really pretty turquoise bangle that I received as a teaching gift.

Do you like dressing up your classic tees too? Or just wearing them as a t-shirt like my first look? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear of more ways I can spice up my wardrobe!

47 Comments

  1. Fely

    August 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    This tee looks super comfy. I love basic tops for this reason, so many ways to wear it.

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 15, 2017 at 2:47 am

      It is! And I totally agree.

  2. Anisa

    August 15, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Love this !! Cute ways to dress up a tee

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 15, 2017 at 2:47 am

      Thanks!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 15, 2017 at 2:47 am

      Thank you!!

  3. kristal

    August 15, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Doing a front tie on a plain tee shirt does a trick. It makes it look more expensive and sassy.

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 15, 2017 at 2:48 am

      I totally agree! I love the way the shirt looks with that simple detail in front 🙂

      1. laneymcgarity

        August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

        Thanks 🙂

  4. Vox

    August 15, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Great ideas! I am not so much of a tee shirt wearer, but I will try at least one of these ideas to make it cuter. Thanks for sharing!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Glad you liked it!

  5. Kelly

    August 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

    You look amazing! I love this because the classic tee is my favorite wardrobe staple. I’m always looking for ways to spice it up!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Totally agree, let me know if you try it!

  6. Girl City Video

    August 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    You look great! I like dressing up ordinary items. 😉

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Thanks so much!

  7. Ciara

    August 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Simple but very stylish!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Thanks! My favorite kind of look 🙂

  8. Erica Q

    August 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Such a cute oufit! Love your style

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thank you!

  9. Renae

    August 15, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I love it! My favorite is casual and comfy. Oh and I’m from NC too! I can’t wait to move back. 🙂

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thanks! And I love love NC, let me know when you come back 🙂

  10. Beauty With Miriam

    August 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I’m so boring when it comes to fashion that I always wear plain tshirts. I love this post and the different ways I can wear my favourite tshirt while still being fashionable 🙂
    – Beauty With Miriam
    beautywithmiriam.com

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thank you! Glad it was helpful 🙂

  11. Sarah

    August 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I love all of these looks! So simple and beautiful.

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thank you!

  12. Karen

    August 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Looks fabulous! I love the t shirt colour!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thank you, me too! That gray is one of my fave colors especially with clothing.

  13. VaSocial

    August 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I love working in my tee’s – thanks for the great tips

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Thank you! Glad it was helpful 🙂

  14. Laila Laurson

    August 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I love this article. I struggle sometime accessorizing with my outfits. This look is simple but it looks very nice. Would love to know where you shop for the necklace and bracelet in the photos. I absolutely love them–they are gorgeous.

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Thank you! The necklace was a free gift with purchase from Marleylilly.com and the bracelet was a teachers gift from one of my students but I believe they bought it at Versona!

  15. KD Harris

    August 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Love them all! Nice post!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Thanks!

  16. Grace

    August 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Great post! This was super helpful 🙂

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thanks!

  17. Asha

    August 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I love the dressed up look that you did! I actually have similar pieces to this is in my wardrobe, so I’m excited to try out this look!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Yay! Let me know how it works for you 🙂

  18. Sosi's Mom

    August 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I am obsessed with knotting my tees! I usually only do with with super long ones and tights but I really like the way you styled it with the jeans!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you!

  19. Candice

    August 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Cute post! I’m a big fan of the knotted tee <3 Makes it a little sexier 😉

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thanks! I agree 🙂

  20. Sabrina Runge

    August 16, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Love both of these looks! Especially the jeans one because of the way you knotted that tee 🙂

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Thanks! The knot has been pretty popular, I am glad you liked it!

  21. Ashley

    August 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Love the knot to dress it up! Thanks for sharing!

    1. laneymcgarity

      August 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Thank you!

  22. Cate

    August 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Love both these looks! Tee shirts are my go to but it is nice to glam it up a bit. Love how you accessorized it!

  23. Shannon

    August 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Love these looks! I don’t have many plain tees but it’s probably because I don’t know how to dress them up or down, this is super helpful!

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