Welcome to our Ask an Editor series, where each month, I’ll answer questions submitted by our lovely readers. So how does it work? At the end of this story, submit your style- or fashion-related questions, and I’ll pick the top submission to solve next month. (And maybe even give you a shout-out!)
This month, I received several questions regarding ways to dress up wardrobe basics, specifically T-shirts. From styling tricks to the one way no one's wearing the staple anymore, here's everything you need to know about looking stylish in a tee.
How do I make a T-shirt look really cool? It sounds silly, but I'm stumped with outfit ideas. Is there anything I should avoid?
Thanks for your submission, Jessica. While there are plenty of ways to style the wardrobe staple, there's one particularly popular outfit combination right now (as well as one way to wear your tee that feel a tad dated).
The fully untucked look has bit the dust, thanks to recent street style stars, and there's a much updated way to pull off a T-shirt ensemble. Since you're looking for fresh outfits and tricks to make your tee feel cool and stylish, I'd suggest avoiding the untucked vibe and opt for a sleek (street style-approved) tuck.
T-shirts were one of fashion week's biggest outfit trends, and nearly every editor and fashion girl opted for the same sleek T-shirt look (so there's plenty of inspiration for you below). The wildly popular combo was a T-shirt, flattering pants or a skirt, and bold accessories. The balance of a casual tee and statement shoes or jewelry makes for an unexpected and elevated outfit.
Scroll down to see the street style proof below.
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A skilled shopper and proud denim hoarder, Michelle hustled her way into the fashion industry straight from Kansas. Working in the fast-paced and always evolving digital space fits her Gemini personality to a T. From hunting down affordable (and on-trend) fashion items to answering countless “What should I wear to X?” questions from her friends, Michelle is excited to share her expertise with you!