Hey y’all! Ahh lazy summer days, right? Maybe you’re off to camp or volunteering with kids, or just recovering from a hard day in the garden. Chances are, you’re gonna need to wear a t-shirt at some point. They’re usually pretty unfitted so modesty isn’t an issue, but cute? Forgehttaboutit.
Or so I thought. I used to consider feminine and t-shirt as antonyms, but with a little creativity, they can very practically be incorporated into a summer wardrobe.
Today I woke up wanting to stay in my PJ’s all day but we had company,
so I thought better of it. 😉 Instead, I threw on a knit maxi skirt and
was no less comfortable. Thought I’d share my tips on wearing a t-shirt with a skirt and not looking frumpy:
- Get the right size. Ask for the small or extra small. It is nearly impossible to wear a men’s large t-shirt and not look like… well, you’re wearing a men’s large t-shirt. 😛 If you can’t get the right size, consider doing a little alteration. I have a feminine t-shirt tutorial on my sewing blog to get you started. 🙂
- Roll the sleeves. The little cuff adds so much cute and takes away some slop. I usually roll mine a little higher than I have in these pictures, but my sleeves have Blimey Cow’s autographs all over them so I don’t like to roll those away ha.
- Tuck it in. But just a little. No t-shirts tucked completely into denim skirts with brown leather belts, please. Unless you’ve altered your t-shirt to fit snugly in the hips, this is a must. T-shirt and skirt outfits need hip definition. I guess you could wear a belt over the t-shirt too (like this one), but that takes away some of the ease of the outfit. 🙂
- Wear jewelry. Something casual, like a cord around your wrist (like I have here) and your favorite earrings. I’ve done pearls before and it’s a better look than you’d think, but they’re not necessary to dress with class.
- Do your hair. I loooove t-shirts for Mondays when I have leftover curly hair. (Or Tuesday, as this case may be). If your hair is straight or kinda confused, do a couple little braids from the part in your hair to give some interest and volume. Ponytails may be done, but do them well. Give some volume on top by adding a braid or two, don’t be afraid of teasing, and use a nice hair tie. Add a ribbon, flower, or some curl. 🙂
There is one modesty issue to look out for with t-shirts; words across the chest that bring too much attention to that area. This t-shirt is even cutting it close for my standards. I prefer ones that have a little emblem on the side and more of the message is on the back, or ones that the message goes vertically. For camp events and stuff it’s sometimes hard to avoid though when everyone gets the same shirt. 🙂
While we’re on the subject, are you looking for an encouraging birthday present for a brother or dad? Check out BoldThreadz. They’ve created some awesome looking t-shirts with an even better message. “Ink That Makes You Think… Biblically” is their tagline. Love that. 😀
So, how do y’all dress femininely in a t-shirt? I’d love to hear your tips! Have a great day!