Three Outfits With a Black Graphic Print Tee to Copy

Huge thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post

Today I have a simple but fun remix to show three different outfits with a black graphic print tee! A black graphic print tee is a closet staple that can be overlooked or can feel dull, but you can definitely wear it in a stylish way, so I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective to share how!

Nordstrom has lots of pieces that feel really, really good and are very comfortable. I feel like my closet took a major turning point in terms of how comfortable my wardrobe was once I started shopping at Nordstrom years ago! On top of that, I love shopping at Nordstrom because they have fantastic customer service! They offer free shipping and free return shipping on all orders which means you can order things and try them with peace of mind. You can also order online and utilize their in-store and curbside pickup. You can also earn points on your purchases towards Nordstrom Notes, get access to free alterations, and more if you’re part of the Nordy Club. It’s totally free to sign up! Learn all about it HERE.

Before we get into the outfits with a black graphic print tee, a couple of notes! First, you know I often say that great style starts with having the RIGHT pieces, so starting with a good tee is always key. All tees are not created equally and some drape better, which elevates the look and feel of the outfit, while others don’t hang well and cling in undesirable ways. Second, you can do all of these outfits with a plain black tee as well, but I love how a print or a graphic adds tons of visual interest with the same amount of effort!

The tee in today’s post in particular costs a bit more than I typically pay for tees, but it is VERYYYYYYY, VERY COMFY! It is soooo soft and smooth, and it drapes and hangs really well. You can find it HERE. I’m wearing size M. If you want some other options with different messages, you can check out, this “Gratitude” shirt, this “Be Brave & Kind” shirt or this “Kindness Is Free” shirt. I will also link to several more tees at the bottom of this post including some great plain black tees!

If you’re looking for plus options from the same brand, find them HERE.

Alright, let’s talk through a few outfits with a black graphic print tee that you can try!

SIZING: I’m 5’6” and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

Casual Outfit for Spring with Black Graphic Tee: black graphic tee + medium blue distressed jeans + olive jacket + brown leather backpack + white tan slide sandals + white earrings Casual Outfit for Spring with Black Graphic Tee: black graphic tee + medium blue distressed jeans + olive jacket + brown leather backpack + white tan slide sandals + white earrings side view Casual Outfit for Spring with Black Graphic Tee: black graphic tee + medium blue distressed jeans + olive jacket + brown leather backpack + white tan slide sandals + white earrings close up

1. Casual — Medium or Light Wash Jeans + Black Tee
First, jeans and a tee. But not just any jeans! If you really only have a couple of pieces in your outfit, like jeans and a tee, you need to make each one count. Play with the balance of the dark tee by pairing it with a medium or light wash jean. Even better if it has a little distressing to add more visual interest!

These jeans are by KUT from the Kloth, and they are AMAZINGLY COMFORTABLE! The denim is sooooo SOFT and really STRETCHY, and while there isn’t that elastic strip in the waistband that you all know I can’t live without, the waistband IS stretchy, giving you a good 2+ extra inches of wiggle room! Check them out, HERE. I’m wearing size 4, and take note that they loosen up a bit over time, so size down if between sizes to account for that. (I find that almost all KUT from the Kloth jeans loosen up with wear.) The pic above shows how loose they are on me after several hours of wear.

If you’re looking for similar comfy denim with no distressing, you can also try THIS pair by Caslon which is also very SOFT and comfy, and THIS pair of slim raw hem jeans by Wit & Wisdom.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M; similar; similar; similar)
Jacket: (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exactwearing size 4; similar; similar, similar)
Sandals: (similar, similar)
Bag: (similar)

 

Casual Outfit for Spring with Black Graphic Tee: black graphic tee + light brown joggers + denim jacket + grey crossbody bag + black sneakers + white earrings Casual Outfit for Spring with Black Graphic Tee: black graphic tee + light brown joggers + denim jacket + grey crossbody bag + black sneakers + white earrings side view

2. Athleisure — Joggers + Black Tee
Next, you can of course go super casual with a pair of joggers! You can pair the black graphic tee with black joggers for a classic combo, or you can wear joggers in the brown family, like I’m doing here, which gives it a more modern and fresher feel. Browns are the new black right now!

These are my favorite Zella Live In Joggers which made the PMT Best Sellers list for all of 2021. They’re a mega fan-favorite! They are SMOOTH, STRETCHY, and sooooo comfy! They have a sporty vibe rather than a sweatpants vibe, so if you ever worry about looking like you’re in pajamas when you wear joggers, this pair will ease those worries. 

I’ve typically shown them in black, but like I said, all things in the brown color family are the new black, so I love the little twist this “Tan Dusk” color provides! These joggers come in 7 colors total, including a new “Green Agave” version which is a green-olive kind of color that is excellent for spring! Check them all out in straight sizes HERE and plus sizes HERE. I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M; similar; similar; similar)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact in different wash—wearing size M)
Joggers: Nordstrom (exactwearing size S)
Sneakers: (similar, similar)
Bag: (similar)

 

Casual Outfit for Spring with Black Graphic Tee: black graphic tee + medium wash skinny jeans + black blazer + leopard print clutch + leopard print flats + gold leather Nickel & Suede earrings Casual Outfit for Spring with Black Graphic Tee: black graphic tee See the Good In All Things + medium wash skinny jeans Wit & Wisdom + black blazer + leopard print clutch handbag + leopard print flats + gold leather Nickel & Suede earrings

3. Dressy Casual — Classic Jeans + Black Blazer
Last, dress up a black graphic print tee by pairing it with classic dark wash jeans, a blazer, and heels! Don’t you love how versatile a t-shirt can be? 

I told you about these Wit & Wisdom jeans a couple of weeks ago, but in case you missed it, I recently bought them to replace my old pair that I’d worn out. I originally said they came with the label “Luxe Touch,” but my memory served me incorrectly! The label was “Lycra.” But either way, the feel of the material is still the same—great! They are very smooth and stretchy but are slightly thicker than the standard Wit & Wisdom Ankle Skinny Jeans, so they have even better stretch and feel a bit more supportive! They also have the awesome elastic waistband to keep you extra comfortable! Find them HERE. I wear size 4.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M; similar; similar; similar)
Blazer: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exactwearing size 4)
Flats: (similar)
Earrings: (similar)

You could take this jeans + tee combo and keep it casual with sneakers and a utility jacket, or you can finish off the outfit with a blazer and pumps to dress it up!

Those are just a few of the many outfits you can make with a black graphic print tee! Remember, outfits with a black graphic print tee don’t have to be dull or boring. Pair a black graphic print tee with items that provide visual interest or give outfits a more modern feel and that will instantly freshen up your outfits!

More Black Tee Options

If you’re looking for other black tees, click through the widget below to check some out!

 


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