By Pamela Kieck Fashion Columnist Published Sep 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Warning: This post contains graphic content – graphic tees, that is!

I have a major love of graphic tees. Vintage or new, I always have a huge collection of graphics. My first love is a good vintage band tee, not only because of the aesthetic but the history behind them, thinking about the story of who originally bought it or the memories that are attached.

Even when I find a new graphic, I tend to DIY it to make it look more vintage – adding rips and holes to give it character, like I did to this Harley-Davidson tee.

But how do you wear a distressed T-shirt and look stylish, not sloppy? Let me break it down for you.

1. Give the look some structure

In the outfit above, I paired my graphic with a wool, structured skirt. This gives a great juxtaposition of both casual and dressy to create a unique outfit.

2. Add layers

Throw on a jacket to create a layer and dimension to the look.

3. Create a shape

T-shirts can be boxy and not give much shape. I like to tie them if paired with a high-waisted bottom – or add a belt bag/belt over the tee to create shape. 

Outfit details

Skirt: C/O Jessica London
Graphic tee: C/O Harley-Davidson
Jacket: Just Fab
Shoes: Just Fab 
Headband: Amazon
Handbag: Dior

Pamela Kieck Fashion Columnist
Pamela Kieck is a Milwaukee based fashionista and is the founder of the fashion, beauty and lifestyle website Pamela has always found herself with an intense interest in style,body positivity, and empowering women to live their best life all while looking fabulous!

Pamela has recently been named an Influencer by Vogue magazine, and is a Social Media Influencer for Cosmopolitan magazine. She enjoys a recurring gig on Milwaukee's Fox 6 Real Milwaukee as a Style/ Beauty expert.

Pamela is bold, outspoken and doesn't take herself too seriously. She is a dog mom to 2 puppies, Cooper and Winston. She can't live without mascara, oversized sunglasses and a lavender latte from Stone Creek Coffee.

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