Everyone has at least one T-shirt that is timeless. Even if it’s left crumpled in the back of your drawer, it holds sentimental value. Why else is it worn out, faded, yet never thrown away? Clothes communicate meaning just as much as style does, and it’s safe to say that your graphic tee has some hidden story behind it— or maybe some message you’re trying to get across oh-so-nonchalantly. Today I’m going to bluntly tell you what your graphic tee says about you!
The Political Statement Tee
You don’t splurge too much when it comes to fashion. Instead, you read the news regularly, watch documentaries and dress consciously, which means if you’ve got the chance to make a statement, you make it with your tee. You’ve also protested or created a petition at some point in your undergraduate career.
The ‘F-ck Off’ Tee
“Imitators idolize and I intimidate” is your mantra in life. You don’t care what people think about you. You’re not dressing to impress if you’ve got on a tee that’s giving people the finger, has the word “hell” on it somewhere, an upside-down cross, curse words, or a skeleton (that’s also giving the finger).
The Drinking Tee
Drink up! You’re going out to have some beers with friends at least once a week if you’re wearing your favorite drink of choice on your tee. Is it Guinness? Or Jack Daniels? You don’t really care because you’d rather be at happy hour than reading these words.
The College Tee
You’re full of school pride. Unlike me, you’ve actually been to your college’s football games. If it’s been three years since you’ve graduated and you’re wearing that tee on the regular, you probably tell people about how college was awesome, they were the best days of your life, and you get all sads when you think about big girl/boy jobs.
The Céline/Hermès Tee
You’re a fashion blogger who is not from Paris. No question about it. If you’ve got the Céline tee (or the Hermès tee) on, you’ve probably Instagram’d that shit with #Celine #Paris #tshirt #fashion #blogger #love. You also abuse hashtags.
The Band Tee
You’re a music junkie and you have no problem showcasing your musical tastes. ACDC, MUSE, The Rolling Stones, some metal band, or maybe just a music festival memorabilia tee— whichever it is, whether it’s from 2001 or this year, you like beer, moshing, smoking, thrift shopping or all of the above.
If your tee isn’t on the list, we’ve got it somewhere below!
“I’m with the boyband” tee – you’re a devoted ‘N Sync/ BSB fan.
“[insert something ironic]” tee – you’re opinionated and a cynic. Honestly, you seem kind of annoying when you walk outside in that tee.
Cat face tee – me-ow! You’re a cat person, loud and proud. Also, you’re a fashion blogger or a fashion student. And we like you.
Tiger tee – you’re a cat person, but not a dainty one like the rest of us— you’re feisty!
Rottweiler tee – it’s high fashion or no fashion with you.
A puppy tee – you are adorable.
Crème de la Crème tee – you’re also pretty adorable.
“GEEK” tee – let’s be real— you’re not a geek.
Adidas/Just Do It/sports team tee – you play with the boys and look awesome doing so.
Comic – you’ve never read a comic in your life, but you sure know how to wear one!
Anna or Karl – you “know” fashion because you know who are Anna Wintour or Karl Lagerfeld.
A screenprinted tee (made by you) – you’re crafty, like Threadless, subscribe to Make magazine, and shop at American Apparel.
Words of wisdom tee – giving out advice about love and life on your tee? You’re a mindful one.
The designer knock off – you’re anti-fashionable, which is awesome. Fake Chanel logo on your tee? Psh, you’ll make it look chic.
I <3 NY – you don’t live in NY. Hence, these t-shirts.
Did I miss your tee? Tell me in the comments or view the Graphic Tee Gallery.