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10 Ways To Dress Up A T-Shirt And Jeans

10 Ways To Dress Up A T-Shirt And Jeans

There are so many different ways to dress up a t-shirt and jeans, the options are almost endless! This is a staple go to look that many of us pick, whether it’s because those jeans are so darn comfy or it’s all we have energy for. You can take this plain-Jane look and create an outfit that may didn’t take as much effort as it looks. Any of these options can take your simple look and transform it into something a bit more put together. Let’s be honest, we sometimes can’t be bothered to spend hours on what we are going to wear so here’s a guide to help you dress up without actually “dressing up”!

1. Faux Leather Jackets

Thank the T-Birds from Grease for this one! This is such a simple but iconic way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans. Throw on a faux leather jacket and you instantly look like someone to take seriously!

This could be a simple faux leather jacket or one with embellishments or even embroidery. You can even add a bright colored jacket for a more dramatic look. If you go for more of a simple jacket, pick a graphic tee to add depth, or a dramatic jacket with a plain t-shirt.

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2. Chunky Boots

Adding some Doc Martens or chunky boots to your t-shirt and jeans generates an edgy look and attitude while creating more complexity to your outfit. This is an option perfect for fall and winter weather while still keeping on trend.

You can contrast the boots with a very frilly top and they will add the perfect balance of grunge to a girly outfit. Cuff the jeans to sit just over the boots to pull more attention on the boots as the fundamental piece in the outfit. 

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3. Band Tees

This is an even easier way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans and stay on trend. Graphic t-shirts have made a big comeback, band t-shirts to be exact. It’s the perfect way to stay comfy but add a bit more oomph to your look.

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This could be a Britney Spears t-shirt from the 90’s or a cliché Iron Maiden shirt matched with a high-heel. This look will create the appearance of actually trying when you’re in a rush and on the go.

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4. Dramatic Earrings

Earrings may be one of the simplest ways to dress up a t-shirt and jeans! If you’re like me, you feel almost naked without adding the last detail of earrings to complete an outfit. Enhancing your outfit with a dramatic set of earrings can make you look more put together than you actually feel.

Paring a set of earrings with a simple top, jeans and heels will dress up your outfit instantly! Let’s be honest, earrings can dress up pretty much any outfit, so this is a win-win, right? Pick a pair of dangling, fringe, or colorful earrings to complete your look!

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5. Long Coats

A long coat or jacket may be the perfect way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans when you’re going out for a night on the town. This piece creates a feel of sophistication even when the other pieces you may be wearing are plain-Jane.

With the colder months around the corner, adding a long coat to your collection is an essential piece to spice up a basic outfit to wear during the holidays. These coats also aid in making you appear taller and leaner, which for me personally is a must as someone who is five foot three. Perfect for all the shorties out there!

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6. Large Handbags

Adding an accessory like a large purse makes a bold statement, and may just take eyes away from the outfit itself and to the bag. Carrying a large purse while wearing other pieces that may be more basic creates the illusion of looking more collected and composed.

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A statement purse, whether designer or not can create a sense of power and classiness. Next time you’re struggling to dress up your dull outfit, remember to grab a handbag you love and you’re on your way!

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7. A Pop Of Color

You don’t have to be Carrie to add a pop of color to your look. This is such a simple but daring way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans. If you love bright colors, more power to you! Enhance your plain look with a bright heel, lipstick or scarf.

Wearing a bright red lip immediately exaggerates your look and you’re ready for a night out! You can add a bright colored heel or even tie a block-colored scarf to the belt loops of your jeans for a craftier approach than the lipstick.

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8. Hats

As straightforward as hats sound, this is such a cute and simple touch to add a bit more to your basic outfit. A hat can make any outfit look a bit fancier than what it really is, whether it’s a cowboy hat, sun hat, fedora, or even a baseball cap.

One of the many bonuses of adding a hat to your look is its ability to make the outfit look collective and its talent for hiding away bad hair days!

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9. Bold/Bulky Belts

Sporting a belt with bulky buckles or a thick belt is one of the easiest ways to dress up a t-shirt and jeans. Belts create a unified look that others may think you actually took time on, but you didn’t!

Grab a belt with double buckles, one with large holes, or a chain as a belt. You can even buy an extra-large belt and let the excess hang down for a more dramatic look. Either way with this piece added to your outfit, you can’t go wrong.

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10. Blazers

Blazers create such a classic and sophisticated look. Pair your t-shirt and jeans with a sharp blazer and you instantly look ready for a business meeting. This look is powerful and produces a sense of control.

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This is the perfect way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans when you want to look like boss-girl plus be comfortable. That is always key!

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Thinking of ways to dress up a t-shirt and jeans can be a fun process! What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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