How to Dress Up Your T-Shirt | Shop Your Closet Challenge

It's HOT in the Greater Toronto Area this weekend!

I'm talking record-breaking, Environment-Canada-issues-heat-alert HOT!!

When the heat is on, it's tempting to opt out of style and stay cool in a moisture licking basic cotton t-shirt! 

The good news is, YOU CAN slay summer style while staying adorned in this basic wardrobe essential! This week's Shop Your Closet challenge is all about restyling the simple tee for a look that's anything but basic!

The key to dressing up your tee is to pair it in unexpected ways. Three of my favorite tricks are: 

1 | Layer on Statement Accessories: Just because your top is simple, it doesn't mean your accessories have to be! It's incredible how much you can change the style vibe of a casual outfit by pairing it with bold, dramatic accessories! 

T-shirt with Statement Necklace

2 | Pair with Suiting: The contrast of formal business wear mixed with a casual t-shirt is inherently interesting. The look strikes a balance between business professional and effortlessly chic. 

T-shirt with Suiting

3 | Mix with a Dressy Skirt: Traditional ways of thinking about "casual" and  "dressy" clothes are antiquated. Today, mixed vibe styling is EVERYWHERE! Pairing a casual piece - like your tee - with something dressier, immediately adds visual interest and effortless elegance to your look. Try your t-shirt with a pleated midi skirt, flare skirt or lace pencil skirt for daytime. For an interesting evening look, mix up the tee with a sequin skirt or statement worthy tulle skirt! 

T-shirt with Dressy Skirt


Discover more t-shirt restyling secrets!

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