T-shirts get a bad rap: but I’m here to tell you that while they are casual, there’s nothing inherently “lazy” about them. How classy or put-together you look depends completely on what style of shirt you wear, how you wear it, and how well the shirt is maintained. Read more to learn about a few tips and tricks on how to look classy in a t-shirt, from a professional stylist!
When buying t-shirts:
- Consider your face shape. V-necklines highlight angular (triangular, inverted triangle, or diamond) face shapes, whereas crew neck or scoop necklines look better for rounder (ovular or circular) faces.
- Consider the length of your neck. If your neck is shorter, opt for a v-neck t-shirt to make it appear longer!
- Choose sturdy cotton with a heavier fabric weight. T-shirts that are less prone to creasing will look more expensive and work appropriate.
- Make sure the shirt is longer-line — that is, at least 8” past the waist (unless you’re going for that crop-top look!).
- For both wider and narrower arms, buy a t-shirt with ample room in the sleeves. Tight sleeves are undershirt and athleisure reminiscent, so keep the occasion in mind when you’re picking a shirt to wear!
- If you have enough v-neck t-shirts, try out short sleeve henleys (shirts with a few buttons below the collar) instead!
To keep t-shirts looking fresh:
- Wash your graphic tees inside out, and in a laundry bag to slow down the natural fading process.
- Steaming your t-shirts and hanging them in your closet will make them look good as new, and make your overall look appear more put together. The days of wrinkly, faded t-shirts are behind you.
Being a personal stylist in Silicon Valley, I’ve seen my fair share of clients that love wearing t-shirts on the daily. I would never try to take away something you feel comfortable and confident in — but there are ways to up-level your t-shirt game! I hope this article was helpful for you — if you’re interested in having your own stylist to answer any more of your styling questions, feel free to book a call with me HERE!