Getting Back to the Basics: Graphic Tees

Basic isn’t really the goal for some of us these days, but sometimes we just need to get back to the basics — at least with our style.

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I needed to restock my wardrobe, which slowly but surely has been happening. While shopping, I noticed that I’ve been so focused on my evening and event attire, that I completely forgot about my basic “chilling with my friend” outfits. I desperately needed clothes that I can just throw on and still be cute in, especially for the warmer weather. When I hit up a few of my favorite stores, I quickly fell in love with one of my old basic favorites: graphic tees.


I love graphic tees because although it’s so simple, the design and the way you can mix and match it gives your look so much personality. In the past, I only shopped for graphic tees that had a v-neck. As someone who is top heavy, the crew neck tees weren’t always the most flattering. The trick for wearing crew necks if you are blessed with a lot of chest is to either: (1) go up one size in women’s shirts or (2) hit the men’s section!

Last week I went into Rue21 and I fell in love with this one white tee that said “Sassy”. It immediately got my attention and took me back to the days when everyone knew me as feisty. I couldn’t pass it up. The shirt was definitely a proper representation of me, simple and cute, and goes perfectly with distressed jeans.

I decided to not only pair it with some distressed jeans but a bold pop of pink because I love how well pink and red just go together, then lasstly I topped it off with a nude heel. What do you think?


What basic trend/clothing are you obsessed with for the spring?


  • Teeara

    I love this I was just telling myself I need to shop for more basics instead of always getting the dressy shirts and sometimes I’m not always in the mood for that when I’m just chilling with the girls

  • Kenyatta Monique

    I love graphic tees year round honestly! I’m just now tryna get girlie and such again since the military and my son. I love how you dressed up your tee! ?

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      Thank you so much! New season, new style. I hope this gives you some inspiration!

  • Daè

    I absolutely love Rue21! I fell in love with Rue back in college and I still have some pieces that I still rock. Love this simple look with the nude heels. Graphic tees can be dressed up or dressed down. I used to think they weren’t very “grown up” and now that I have a job where there isn’t a dress code I rock one every other day.

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      I used to think the same thing about T’s but it’s actually pretty flexible when it comes to styling.

  • Takara

    LOVE! I’ve been so into graphic Ts lately.

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      Thank you!

  • Michelle

    I love the graphic tee look! These shirts can be dressed up or down, which is my favorite part. I like to purchase mine from Target. I love the different photos that you put up. Great post!

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      I’ve purchased a few tanks from Target, I love it.

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