I don't know what it is, but I've been wearing more t-shirts lately. Maybe it's a more concerted effort to get my casual look more defined. Perhaps I can wear jeans and a t-shirt! But, I also like the statement that graphic tees can make, too.
Whatever it is, I seem to be gathering a little collection of them. The latest acquisitions, this lightning bolt tee, an old Labour in Vain tee and my Give a Damn tee, are all courtesy of my hubby. The first two are his hand-me-downs, the last was his gift to me. Each of them speaks to me.
That Give a Damn tee, which I wore to the Women's March in Macau a couple of weeks ago here, gets right to the heart of how I feel about most things. At some point giving a damn goes beyond talk and moves into action. I think I'll be getting a lot of use out of it given the issues we face these days, don't you?
This lightning bolt tee is a funky print (and I love prints) and it has a kind of rocker vibe that I keep coming back to again and again. I especially love the little pink lightning bolt in among all the yellow ones. It's a subtle visual reminder that standing out from the crowd, whether it be your style or your beliefs, is a good thing. Don't be afraid to be unique because conformity is boring. Take a risk.
That motto is another one that motivates me. If you've read my blog long enough you'll know that I like to push the boundaries, more comfortably now as an adult. I spent too much of my awkward teenage years worried about what others thought -- knee high socks and wing tip eyeliner got me voted Most Unique in high school.
These days, I just wake up and think can I wear a beanie with this vintage dress?
So, graphic tees. They have a message and I see more tees (and messages) in my future. What would your graphic tee say?