Forget about sparkly fonts and cheesy sayings (Paris Hilton didn’t ruin graphic tees and tanks for all time), the new crop of graphic tops are edgy, cool, affordable and collectable. Not only do they let you put together a look that says you don’t take yourself or fashion too-too seriously, they’re comfortable, gain in sentimental value and provide an awesome gifting opportunity. Have I talked them up enough? Let the show begin!
A smiley face it's not. This saying says you think about stuff, and you wear it on your shirt. I'm a huge fan of graphic tees with my favorite quotes and deep thoughts pasted on the front. The fashion obsessed can have brains too.
$15 at JCPenney.
Have a folder on your computer with your top 50 fave blogs you visit every day? This cheeky message is funny and sweet, love the muted yellow color too. Bloggers save my life, like all the time.
$10 at JCPenney.
It does feel good to be bad, if you have yet to try it, I recommend — within reason of course. This dark navy color also happens to look good with every pair of jeans you own and your leather jackets, too.
$29.90 at Express.
Let's face it, not all of our bohemian friends have their look on the mark. It's not easy to stay loyal to Birkenstocks and still look hip these days. But this tee could do the trick. The nature motif is chic, as are the simple colors.
$34.50 at Jack Wills.
For those days when you're just chillin' with your friends, this pale blue tie-dyed number has a relaxed fit that goes with its relaxed graphic. Very likable, indeed.
$54 at Urban Outfitters.
Another relaxed fit with a solid marled color pairing and an old school font. We all believe in something, right? I believe in this tee, for one, and its ability to add a wink and smile to my attitude when I wear it.
$58 at Free People.
The Beach Babe
How cute is this? I mean, seriously. Click on the link and you'll see the same picture is available as an iphone case and in men's sizes. The entire family could be outfitted in this homage to the sun, as well as be reminded that sunscreen is a must have — or else you're toast.
$19.50 at Threadless.
I had to include at least one crop because they're just darling over maxi dresses. And of course, if you have a torso you like to put on display. Like the cute, diva, message too.
$9.80 at Forever21.
Got a friend who loves edgy literature, or is just a big Hunter S. Thompson fan? Are you? Then you've got to have this tee. Thompson's fearless attitude might just rub off on its wearer.
$27.99 at ModCloth.
The Sports Enthusiast
Ping pong is abso my kind of sport. Whether you're actually into it, or the potential irony of the message, the strong symmetrical graphic is eye catching.
$20 at Fab.