Expect to see a lot of “designer” graphic tees in stores over the next few months. This t-shirt is from Zoe Karssen, who seems to be the standard bearer of the graphic tee trend. Her kitschy t-shirts and sweatshirts are everywhere, I think I’ve seen her bat print shirt on half of the bloggers I know.
While I like graphic tees, you have to style them well. I like them tucked into full skirts or snug-fitting pencil skirts to amp up the femininity. They also look nice with skinny jeans under a cool jacket. Or you can just wear them with leggings around the house.
As for the tees themselves, you’ll find a few ft. the Eiffel Tower, like this Tresco tee or this Kenzo shirt (one of my favorites). I also like this charcoal grey tee with a line drawing from lingerie maker Kiki de Montparnasse. On the less expensive side, try this crown-printed tee or you can support a good cause with this Feed tee from Target.
As for work appropriateness, there are some offices where you can style a graphic tee and wear it to work. I once wore a t-shirt that had a cursive swirl on the front with a pencil skirt underneath a colored jacket for casual Monday. Some offices would never allow it, others would be fine with it as long as it’s styled properly.