A few weeks ago, a reader came to us with the following question:
“I need tops/tees for sneakers and jeans! Not just plain tees and not graphic tees.
Where do I find these?”
It’s so true that finding interesting T-shirts that aren’t just plain tees or graphic tees is a tricky task. It definitely takes a little bit of digging, but they’re out there. When I set out to answer this reader’s question, I ended up finding a ton of great tops that fit the bill.
5 Tops To Wear With Jeans & Sneakers That Are Actually Interesting
Whether it’s lace trim or eyelet detailing or metallic fabric, there are plenty of cute, non-plain tees out there to choose from. I put together five complete looks featuring my newfound non-plain tees, jeans and sneakers.
Keep scrolling to see what I came up with…
Outfit 1: Classic Striped Tee + Wide-Leg Jeans + Clean White Sneakers
One easy way to add interest to your tees is with stripes! And there are sooo many cute striped tees out there to choose from. I actually own this cropped V-neck tee from Madewell and these Good American jeans, and I’ve worn them together many times so far this spring.
More Striped Tees I’m Loving
Outfit 2: Shiny Metallic Tee + White Straight-Leg Jeans + Retro Nikes
I’m obsessed with metallic tees right now, especially when paired with jeans and sneakers. This gorgeous silver shirt also comes in black and gold at Anthropologie. I actually found several other amazing metallic shirts, including this other great wide-sleeve tee also from Anthropologie as well as this blue-sequin option from J.Crew.
Styling Note: Don’t leave your Apple Watch at home! Try a cool metallic watchband to elevate the look. I really like how this whole outfit came together.
More Shiny & Metallic Shirts I’m Loving
Outfit 3: Varsity Tee + Cropped Blue Jeans + Converse Sneakers
One of my favorite ways to get away from just wearing a plain ol’ tee = varsity stripes. Varsity tees have a classy, little-bit-preppy vibe, without being overdone.
More Varsity Tees I’m Loving
Outfit 4: Low-Back, Lace-Trim Tee + Barrel Jeans + Blue adidas
This lace-trim top from Anthropologie is probably my favorite T-shirt of the bunch. The detailed, deep-V back adds just a hint of sexiness.
More Lacy Tees I’m Loving
Outfit 5: Eyelet Puff-Sleeve Tee + Tie-Waist Jeans + Statement Accessories
It’s alllll in the details, baby! A tee with puff sleeves and eyelet detailing is an easy way of avoiding the Plain Tee. There are so many wide-sleeve and lacy T-shirt options out there right now, including this eyelet shirt from Gap.
Styling Notes: Adding in some statement accessories — like green Quay sunglasses and a super-cute metallic bag from Gap — helps create an interesting outfit, especially when you’re going for a more plain and simple top.
More Eyelet & Puff-Sleeve Tees I’m Loving
Until next time! xo, Jess
Check out my Instagram account, @jessbobess, for more snippets of my style. There’s also a LOT of Gus (my newly adopted dog) content and art inspiration there too!
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