Here’s Exactly How to Rock a Vintage Tee

C’mon ladies, it’s time to go thrifting.

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Ahhh, there is something so satisfying about walking into a thrift store, or the local Goodwill/Salvation Army, and seeing rows and rows of old clothes, begging to be worn again. Some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe came from antique shops downtown, consignment stores, or even elder ladies’ garage sales

Long skirts, frilly tops with ruffles, block heels your grandma wore — you name it! Vintage stores have all these goodies and more. But, some of the coolest finds you’ll see are vintage tees

Do you listen to Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, or Tupac? There are super cool tees out there for you. Or, maybe, you have favorite books or movies and you wanna show the world how much you love them (Harry Potter, anyone?). A little searching and you can find just the ones you’re looking for! They just need a lil’ love.

Now even though Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s vintage tee line didn’t work out (um, for good reason), we can still latch on to this awesome trend. Check out my favorite vintage tees below.

Note: Though these tees are from popular clothing websites, I’d encourage you to go out and rummage through thrift shops in your town and see what you find! You’d be surprised as to how many rockin’ pieces are out there.

Vintage Tee Find 1: Sporty Singer

Products: Tee – Urban Outfitters | Long Sleeve Top – Urban Outfitters | Joggers – Bloomingdale’s | Scrunchie – Miss Selfridge | Necklace – Macy’s | Sneakers – Macy’s | Hoops – Forever 21

For a casual, everyday look, sport this Aaliyah tee with Adidas joggers (comfy and cute!). To give this look a little something extra, pull on a black, long sleeve mesh top underneath your tee. 

Throw on some super cute sneakers — I love these ones from Betsey Johnson. Finish off this look with simple hoop earrings and a silver necklace, and pull your locks into a high ponytail, complete with a 80’s inspired velvet scrunchie! Aaliyah would be proud.

Vintage Tee Find 2: Reader Chic

Products: Tee – Modcloth | Cardigan – Amazon | Shorts – Boohoo | Belt – Nordstrom | Oxfords – Walmart | Glasses – Walmart

The Little Prince is one of my personal fave books so I am beyond pumped that I found a tee for it! Pair this adorable shirt with striped shorts (or culottes if you’re bold!) and a cute bow-tie belt to really stand out. 

To add even more color to your ensemble, add a pastel yellow cardigan for a soft, bookworm-chic vibe, along with some classy grey heeled oxfords

To finish this look off, throw on your glasses if you need ’em and pile your hair into a messy bun. Get ready to turn some heads in the library! 

Vintage Tee Find 3: Edgy Rocker

Products: Tee – American Eagle | Shorts – Topshop | Converse – Urban Outfitters | Lipstick – Target | Earrings – Nordstrom | Watch – Target

As you jam out to “Jump“, throw on a trusty Van Halen tee with some black distressed denim shorts. Take on the town with corresponding black high-top Converse sneakers

To continue with the edgy rocker attitude, add some spike earrings and a sleek watch to accessorize. Finally, pop on some red lipstick, put your hair in braids, and sing your heart out!

What do you think?

Which look is your fave? Do you have any vintage tees that you absolutely love? Where are your favorite places to nab ’em? Start the discussion below! 


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