“Graphic tees” conjures a certain image: typically something tight and fitted, with a novelty cute cat or silly glasses-wearing dog. Trendy it’s been, and done to death, too. Luckily, the crop of graphic tees on the market now is slightly elevated: workable with more than just basic jeans and ready to take you through fall and beyond. The best ones are of-the-moment but not necessarily trendy. Click through for 10 picks with real staying power.
We love this quirky take on a traditional artsy tee.
$74.25 at ASOS.
The creepy-crawly factor is obscured a bit by how zoomed-in it is.
$98 at Koshka.
Why bother with buying a separate collar accessory when you can cover the look with this tee?
$34.99 at ModCloth.
The all-over graphic keeps this from being too in-the-now.
$48 at Nasty Gal.
Always love a good floral tee, especially in this killer shade of washed-out pink.
$32 at Topshop.
Sometimes the best tees are part cute, part confusing.
$71 at Madewell.
Cute animals are an expected addition to tees, but one-up everyone with this rad bat instead.
$75 at Net-a-Porter.
Love the center graphic on this cute tee.
$79 at Barneys.
Patterned All Over
Graphic tee usually conjures a novelty item, but we like this because it has real staying power.
$59.07 at ASOS.
Why wear a smile on your face when you could just wear one on your torso?
$30 at Burger and Friends.