“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.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.