How to Style a Basic Tee - Our Top Styling Tips & Tricks!

There are some wardrobe items that no closet is complete without. We are firm believers in stocking up on essentials so you are always stylish. One of our must have pieces is, of course, the basic tee! Our favorite basic tee is the Charlie tee, available in our store & on our website. We designed this tee, from the fabric to the cut, so that our customers could finally have that perfect tee. 

Our favorite things about the Charlie tee are that it is not see-through and will not be too revealing. We specifically designed the sleeves and v-neck to cover what we want covered without sacrificing our style. The Charlie tee is also made in the USA, from high-quality fabric that will look great with jeans, or dressed up with a blazer! We are so proud of the Charlie tee and we feel confident you'll love it too! Go ahead & shop it here if you'd like! 

So, you've found the perfect basic tee... now what? 

Scroll down to find our favorite styling tips for basic tees! 

1. Keep it simple. 

The Charlie Tee in Blush, styled with a hair scarf. The Charlie Tee in Sand, styled with a wide brim fedora.

A basic tee is such an important piece to have in your wardrobe because it can look chic all on it's own! If you need a stylish look but don't want to spend too much time on it, grab your perfect basic tee, throw on one accessory, and get going! We styled our Charlie tee with a hair scarf and with a wide brim fedora for a couple of simple, stylish looks. Keep it simple with jewelry, throw on your favorite jeans or shorts, and a pair of sneakers or booties. This look will always be on trend! 


2. Layer. Layer. Layer. 

The Charlie Tee in various colors, styled with different layering pieces.

Want to look fashion-forward while staying comfy? Grab your favorite basic tee and add a layer! Depending on your plans, this layer might be a denim jacket, a kimono, or even a blazer! Basic tees can be business-wear too. Whatever you're up to, a basic tee and a stylish layering piece will always make you look put-together and fashionable. 


3. Pick a style - then stick to it! 

The Charlie Tee in various colors, styled with different accessories.

When styling a basic tee, it can be easy to start adding accessories and layers and jewelry and... bam! Suddenly, you've way overdone your look and the style you were going for is unclear. One of our biggest styling tips is to pick a style - then stick to it! If you wanna go for the casual, rocker look, maybe throw on that wide brim fedora and our Brittney Jacket (as seen above). If you want to add some thing fun & interesting to your look, but don't want to go overboard, simply pair with a fun layer! The Emerson Jacket in Cream or Chambray is a great option! Requiring minimal or no jewelry, a layer like the Emerson Jacket is a great option for a simple, stylish outfit. Want a preppy look? Add a hair scarf to your curled ponytail. Want a more western look? Layer the Jayden Top  with some silver jewelry and an LV Genuine Leather Clutch. This upscale western look is so fun & easy to pull off - if you stick to the style! Remember, whatever look you're going for, decide what you inspiration is and don't deviate from that. 

4. Follow your heart! 

Everyone has a different style. While it's fun to get inspiration from other people, at the end of the day you should be happy with how you look! Do you love pairing a distressed denim jacket with heels and a baseball cap? Go for it, girl! The most important fashion rule is to dress for yourself. Make yourself happy - everyone around you will love your confidence! Coco Chanel said "The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you." So, style your tee how you want to style it - we think you look great!


XOXO, Sugar Love 

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