3 Easy Ways To Make Your Basic Tees Feel Cool Again

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I’m the self-proclaimed Queen of Comfort.

But comfort clothes do not have to be boring nor do you need to feel sloppy while wearing a comfy outfit. 

To me, dressing comfortably means having the right balance of chic and undone qualities. And one of the best articles of clothing to help me attain those feelings in my outfits? 

A basic tee.

Get Creative With A Basic T-Shirt: 3 Easy Outfits Ft. SKIMS’ Boyfriend Tee

I recently went wild when I discovered the SKIMS Boyfriend T-Shirt (I’ve never been so convinced that everyone needs to own a piece of clothing). When I say wild, I mean I wear it for a day, sleep in it, wake up and style it into another outfit. I can’t take it off (nor do I want to). And it’s been really fun getting creative with a basic T-shirt in my closet again.

The best part of these three easy looks is that there’s a good chance you have everything in your own closet to pull together similar ‘fits right now. 

But First…The SKIMS Boyfriend T-Shirt

What makes the SKIMS boyfriend tee better than the rest? The unmatched softness, how it drapes juuuuust right on the body, and how good it holds up wash after wash.

You CAN balance chic & comfy. Enter: SKIMS boyfriend tee. I'm styling 3 easy yet oh-so-cute outfits ft. a basic T-shirt (& trousers & jeans & sweaters).

tee | shorts | slippers

Currently available in five colors, the boyfriend tee is made from a super-soft stretch jersey fabric (47% cotton, 48% modal, 5% spandex) and is easily softer than any other shirt I own. True to its name, the Boyfriend T-Shirt is meant to be oversized for a woman, with drapey cut shoulders, longer sleeves and a looser body. 

Fun fact: The SKIMS website advertises this as a unisex tee and lists it as a classic-cut fit for men, so if your guy needs a good basic too… 

The T-shirt tucks like a dream — and is also maybe the best thing I’ve ever slept in.

Styling SKIMS’ Boyfriend Tee: 3 Chic Yet Casual Outfit Ideas

Apart from the obvious of what I love in style — comfort — I also gravitate toward looks that feel chic and undone.

When I’m aiming to dress chic, that means free of labels and graphics, high-quality materials, and usually neutral tones (although color is just my personal preference). 

The undone quality, for me, simply encompasses oversized (opposite of tailored), beachy (messy, air-dried hair, for example) and easy, casual, day-off elements. 

Look 1: Keep It ’90s By Tucking In + Adding A Belt 

While bits of ’90s style has been recirculating for awhile, I can’t seem to quit it. 

You CAN balance chic & comfy. Enter: SKIMS boyfriend tee. I'm styling 3 easy yet oh-so-cute outfits ft. a basic T-shirt (& trousers & jeans & sweaters).

tee | jeans | shoes | bag | belt (similar)

The ’90s were full of easy, casual outfits that looked so dang chic. One of my personal faves? A basic tee tucked in with a belt. I couldn’t create an easier outfit to throw on and still feel this put together if I tried.

I usually accompany the look with high-waist, full-length jeans and simple sneakers to seal the ’90s style. Yes, please!

Look 2: Peeking Out From Under A Sweater

A new favorite of mine (and frequent go-to the last few months) is layering a T-shirt underneath a sweater so it peeks out. 

You CAN balance chic & comfy. Enter: SKIMS boyfriend tee. I'm styling 3 easy yet oh-so-cute outfits ft. a basic T-shirt (& trousers & jeans & sweaters).

tee | sweater | jeans | socks | loafers

I used to be an avid believer that sweaters, sweatshirts and all tops, for that matter, looked better worn alone so as to avoid extra bulk. But now, I’m all about those layers.

Not all basic tees work for this, however. You want to look for one with a high collar, so the tee can still be seen under crewneck sweaters without having to readjust all day. This fisherman sweater from Quince also happens to be the perfect length, so the SKIMS Boyfriend T-shirt can be glimpsed from the bottom too.

You CAN balance chic & comfy. Enter: SKIMS boyfriend tee. I'm styling 3 easy yet oh-so-cute outfits ft. a basic T-shirt (& trousers & jeans & sweaters).

tee | sweater | jeans | socks | loafers

The kid felt I needed a prop.

Look 3: Menswear-Inspired With Trousers 

One of the most fun ways to feel undone yet still chic is to dress down a pair of wide-leg trousers.

You CAN balance chic & comfy. Enter: SKIMS boyfriend tee. I'm styling 3 easy yet oh-so-cute outfits ft. a basic T-shirt (& trousers & jeans & sweaters).

tee | blazer (similar) | trousers | boots (similar)

Suits and trousers have traditionally been tailored and associated with classy looks, so I like to break things up by adding the loose boyfriend T-shirt with a french tuck. And if I’m going to wear a blazer? I make it as oversized as I can.

This outfit looks stellar swapping the heeled boots for black sneakers, and is usually what I would be rocking if I’m just running errands or hanging at home.

Xx,
Amy

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You CAN balance chic & comfy. Enter: SKIMS boyfriend tee. I'm styling 3 easy yet oh-so-cute outfits ft. a basic T-shirt (& trousers & jeans & sweaters).

4 COMMENTS

  1. Um, hi – living for look 2 since the 90s. Always wear t-shirts under sweaters because I get cold! And then I don’t have to wash the sweaters as often. Great post

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