No matter where you are in the world, you need to learn the basics of layering.
Lil homie Punxsutawney Phil predicts that we will have six more weeks of winter, that means different things to different citizens in different cities. With global warming looming like a taunting demon, you never know what you're going to get from the weather gods. The key is to stay ready so you ain't gotta get ready. To avoid staring at your closet for over 20 minutes, prepare to layer in a practical and fashionable way. The key to layering in the coming season? Graphic tees.
Graphic tees are the picture-perfect staple that keeps on giving. Rightfully so, they can stand alone as a statement piece but it's about time we step it up. Pair it with your favorite midi skirt or high-waisted pants and a killer jacket to slay any scene. Take a look at some looks we curated to help you achieve layering with a bomb tee!
First and foremost, black and white makes everything look stylish and crisp. This Finger Heart Print Love You Graphic Tee paired with this detailed apron skirt is a match made in heaven. Try this look for a night out with the girls celebrating your boss moves. We found a street style blogger in a similar look and she killed it. The layered necklaces add extra flair.
SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Finger Heart Print Love You Graphic Tee - $30 ZAFUL.COM | Leka - White Leather Biker Jacket - $686 WOLFANDBADGER.COM | Anouki Sparkly Apron Skirt - $680 MODAOPERANDI.COM | Zara Pointed High Heel Ankle Boot With Neoprene - $80 ZARA.COM | Off-White Medium Sculpture Leather Tote - $920 STYLEBOP.COM
Check out this melanin doll rocking a popping graphic tee. It is full of color and personality. And coupled with this denim on denim situation, you are sure to look like an off-duty model.
SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Cotton Figure Graphic T-Shirt - $18 ZAFUL.COM | Light Wash Longline Denim Trench Coat - $75 PRETTYLITTLETHING.US | Slim jeans J BRAND - $49 VESTIAIRECOLLECTIVE.COM | Women's Salvatore Ferragamo Coriano Statement Heel Bootie - $1,290 NORDSTROM.COM
Probably my favorite graphic tee because Sade is my spirit animal. Also, bomber jackets will be super du jour come spring so be sure to have one in your arsenal. They are quintessential for the rainy days of spring. The balance of tomboy and chic is exemplary. Picture yourself in this look strutting down the streets of your city on the way to secure another bag. This outfit could easily be worn to work or happy hour.
SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Eazy Color Portrait - $175 MADEWORN.COM | Burberry Tartan Laminated Trench Coat - $2,640 HARRODS.COM | Karen Millen Peplum Knitted Midi Skirt - $145 KARENMILLEN.COM | Gucci Women's Trip Leather Ankle Boots - $1,190 BARNEYS.COM | ZAC Zac Posen Star Stud Eartha Mini Top Handle Bag - $395 SHOPBOP.COM
This look was made for the risk-taker. The crewneck graphic tee coupled with the striped, wide leg pants is an ideal look for the day spent in the office. Tamu McPherson killed this homogeneous look - this is how you do it. Add a duster coat to this attire for an extra layer.
SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Gucci Unskilled Worker T-Shirt - $690 GUCCI.COM | Miss Selfridge Black Satin Duster Coat - $106 MISSSELFRIDGE.COM | River Island White and black window check belted culottes - $76 RIVERISLAND.COM | Topshop Heat Ankle Boots - $170TOPSHOP.COM | Alice + Olivia Darla Sugar Babies Clutch - $550 SAKSFIFTHAVENUE.COM
It's time to get sophistiratchet. Whoever thought Gucci sneakers and a Banana Republic suit would look so dope together? I don't know about ya'll, but I am always down to rock anything that has Barack Obama's face on it. Essence Magazine Beauty and Fashion Editor, Julee Wilson, pulled off the look like a pro. When layering, it is very important to maintain the high-low concept by combining pieces with different price points.
SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: #HATMB Oversized tee in yellow - $56 KILLBABE.COM | Pierre Balmain Wool Double Breasted Blazer - $1,030 FLANNELS.COM | adidas Originals Beckenbauer Track Pants - $63 80SCASUALCLASSICS.CO.UK | adidas Skateboarding Superstar Shoes - $80 ZAPPOS.COM |Opening Ceremony Black Legacy Logo Fanny Pack - $95 SSENSE.COM
Talk about looking like a whole snack. We are equally bedazzled by the way TK Quann layered the tee with this killer slit skirt. The levity of this set makes me want to wear this to a concert or music festival. We also love how this fashionista kept it simple and fun with the knee-high boots.
SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Whitney Houston So Emotional T-Shirt - $25 PACSUN.COM | BLACK PINSTRIPE DOUBLE SPLIT MAXI SKIRT - $21 Pretty Little Thing | storets Haily Slit Frayed Denim Skirt - $59 STORETS.COM | Dolce Vita Marra Boots - $150 Amazon
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