Retro Revival: Nostalgic Pairings of Graphic Tees with Vintage Accessories
Vintage accessories have become the hottest must-have for fashion enthusiasts of late, ourselves included. These nostalgic, one-of-a-kind pieces elevate any outfit, but they don’t need to be the centerpiece of every ensemble.
If you want to add a touch of sentimentality to a casual outfit, try pairing a graphic tee with your favorite vintage accessories. It’s a great way to wear these accessories as part of a whole, suitable for everyday wear rather than just special occasions.
Here’s some of the best ways to pair graphic tees with vintage accessories.
A graphic tee lets vintage belts shine.
With a graphic tee tucked into a pair of jeans with the perfect mid-wash, you’ve got a perfect opportunity to show off that vintage belt. Though they come in many shapes and forms, vintage belts often have beautiful details like carved belt buckles or intricate stitching, so they deserve to have their time to shine.
We think this look works best with a vintage (or vintage inspired) graphic tee, coming together for an outfit that makes you look perfectly at home in any record shop.
Pair your graphic tee with a vintage timekeeper.
As much as we love bracelets, vintage watches simply take the cake. Better yet, they’re a fantastic option for a casual outfit. With a graphic tee, you’ll have plenty of arm space to show off your vintage watch.
Try stacking a few in coordinating metals for a unique look.
Carry your stuff in style with a vintage purse or belt bag.
You need a place to stash your phone and keys, so why not do it in style?
Vintage bags are a collector’s item for many, but it can be difficult to find the best way to show them off. A vintage purse in a muted or neutral color is a perfect match for a graphic tee, as it pulls together the outfit without overwhelming the look.
If you aren’t the purse type, a vintage belt bag worn across the chest is a unique way to participate in the belt bag craze while showing off your individual style.
Bring the look together with vintage necklaces.
Pairing a vintage necklace with a graphic tee is a delicate dance, as the images on the shirt can obscure the necklace. However, when it’s done right, the result is phenomenal.
With a graphic tee, you’ll need a vintage necklace that can stand out against the graphic tee. Try a bold, thick chain, like a chunky reworked lock necklace. Bonus points if the metals correspond with the colors on your graphic tee.
If you’re as excited about the western wear trend as we are, consider wearing a vintage bolo tie rather than a traditional necklace. Unlike a regular necklace, bolo ties can be tightened and loosened a great amount, allowing you to play with the length and create new looks. This makes a vintage bolo tie a match for a vintage tee, as you can lengthen or shorten the bolo tie to accommodate for the shirt’s design.