Any stylista can tell you that not all casual looks are created equally. What flavor of laid-back you go for totally depends on the time of day, destination, the company you’ll keep, and so many other factors. Luckily, not every chilled-out situation calls for a completely fresh set of separates—turns out one graphic tee can take you pretty far. To show you what we mean, we’ve asked Styling Manager Rachel to whip up a trio of ensembles that’ll work for multiple easygoing occasions. Take a peek and be sure to bring her tips with you to your wardrobe!
Look 1: Casual Friday
Pictured: Wrangler x MC Radiant Ringer T-Shirt in Rainbow, Legendary Lifestyle Cotton Blazer in Trimmed Navy, Call It Confidence Wide-Leg Cropped Pants in Rust, Spark Spontaneity Straw Bag, Fresh Perspective Suede Block Heel.
Friday is the best day of the week for so many reasons, our favorite being that it’s a chance to work in some of the casual duds that have been tucked away since last weekend. Combining your graphic tee with a cute blazer and some posh-but-polished pants is a reliable recipe for an expressive ensemble on a day that still requires focus. Rachel’s quick tip? Tees can work for work! A neatly tucked tee can be office appropriate, especially when styled with a nice pant and blazer.
Look 2: Effortless Around Town
Pictured: Wrangler x MC Radiant Ringer T-Shirt in Rainbow, Wrangler x MC Cutoff Classic High-Waisted Shorts, Banned Common Cinch Belt, Take Color Straw Clutch, Parading Patterns Block Heel in Gingham.
Who else identifies as a jeans-and-a-tee type of gal? It’s kind of the pinnacle of casual fashion! Our second outfit gives that go-to concept an update with a some vibrant accessories and a few quick styling tricks. In Rachel’s words: Elevate a classic denim-and-tee look by rolling the sleeves and half tucking at the hip. This is also an easy way to show off a cute belt!
Look 3: Relaxed Romantic
Pictured: Wrangler x MC Radiant Ringer T-Shirt in Rainbow, Excellence Attained Knit A-Line Skirt in Purple Floral, Impactful Addition Clutch, Natural Inclination Wooden Bracelet,Minimalist Preference Sandal in Silver.
As much as we love when a graphic tee is the star of the show, sometimes it’s just as crucial in a supporting role. This outfit—perfect for a daytime date, a stroll to the coffee shop, or an afternoon of sightseeing—is all about using your staple T-shirt to help create casual intrigue around a feminine skirt. Here’s what Rachel has to say: Knot a tee to define your waist or to highlight another piece of your outfit—in this case, the skirt. A knot adds visual interest and can give a completely new shape to your otherwise rectangular tee.
+Which of these three looks do you plan to rock first?