Keeping it Casual
For those with a casual style, there is the ever classic t-shirt and jeans. But, even though that may sound pretty straightforward, there are so many different variations on this seemingly simple look.
You really can’t go wrong with this look. As is, this is a great look that works for all kinds of activities. From hanging with your kids at the park to grabbing lunch with some girlfriends, or even a casual date night, skinny jeans and a tee is a winning look. And please, when you’re considering this style please don’t make the same mistake I made of thinking that only tall, thin girls look cute and chic in skinny jeans and a t-shirt because literally, anybody can own this look. Luckily I was able to get over myself and get comfortable in my own skin and I want y’all to know that you are babes and if you want to rock a t-shirt and skinny jeans you put it on and you rock the crap out of it, okay? Okay.
When it comes to pairing your tee with skinny jeans you can either keep your tee in your regular fit or you can play around with the oversized tee look. Pairing your skinny jeans with an oversized tee lets you play around with more of an urban, hipster look and it is definitely a way to make a statement. (Pro Tip: If your hair's a little greasier than you would like it to be and the dry shampoo isn’t quite cutting it simply throw on an oversized tee and choker with your skinny jeans and tell people you’re rocking the grunge look that day...trust me, it works)
Another simple, easy way to style a t-shirt is by pairing it with a looser fitting pair of boyfriend jeans. Follow Tan France’s lead and french tuck your tee into those boyfriend jeans and you’ll look like the cool, laid-back, effortless style icon you were born to be. And I mean, honestly, who doesn’t want to look like a cool, laid-back, effortless style icon?
High Waisted Jeans or Shorts
There are a few different ways to style your tee with high waisted jeans. You can go with the straightforward full tuck, this is an effortlessly chic look. It’s an easy way to look put together and full of natural style. You can keep the tuck tight or tuck it loosely so your shirt still remains loose up on top. Either option is equally adorable so go with what feels right to you.
If you don’t want to tuck you can always try knotting your tee. This is a great way to add some visual interest and help accentuate your waist. You can go with a knot right in the front or off to the side. The knotted tee/ high waisted jean duo is always a solid fashion choice.
Another way to wear your tee with high waisted jeans is by working a cropped tee. If the tee you love isn’t cropped already don’t be afraid to indulge in a little DIY. Get yourself some fabric scissors and make your own cropped tee, I’ve done this many a time and this particular look is a favorite of mine. Plus, is Britney Spears and her friends can DIY their baggy tee’s into sexy Karaoke contest winning looks in Crossroads then you can definitely cut a straight line across your tee. (Also, if you for some reason haven’t seen Crossroads do yourself a favor and watch it as soon as you finish reading this article, you can thank me later) Ok, Crossroads tangent aside pairing a cropped tee with high waisted jeans allows you to look current and trendy without baring more skin then you feel like baring. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with baring a little skin but a full bare midriff isn’t always practical or appropriate in real world, day time situations.