DIY Distressing || My Favorite Graphic Tees With A Personal Touch

When I was in college, I had a plethora of graphic print tees that filled my dresser drawers. They ran the full spectrum from band tees to simple graphic statements… most with a fair amount of distressing… and many with lyrics to songs my girlfriends and I blared on full blast while preparing for an evening out. I wore them with my favorite distressed and paint splattered jeans (yes, you read that correctly, paint splattered) and best heels….

So, as I was doing a little shopping a few weeks ago at Nordstrom, I couldn’t help but feel drawn back to my college days with all the amazing graphic print tees. For me, the beauty of a graphic tee is that it can hold a special place for you…. like this “Merci” tee takes me back to some of my most memorable life moments in Paris… or this sweatshirt which expresses my deep love of rosé (did you know I like rosé??)… this simple tee that reminds me of my natural roots… or this encouraging tee… the options are pretty much endless. And, since I’m such a huge lover of anything distressed and v-necked, I decided to add my own personal touch to my nostalgic tee by giving it a little extra distressing. Which you can easily do too with the simple DIY video tutorial I included below….

And while this tee is perfect for this endless summer weather (as seen in the video) I love it paired beneath a comfy longline cardigan which I also stumbled across at above mentioned shopping trip at Nordstrom. There were so many cute options, all incredibly reasonably priced, that I had a hard time pairing it down. A few others I loved too include this petal marled cardigan with the cutest front pockets and rib trimmed long cardigan. All three are great options to wear with shorts now and jeans later… with your favorite graphic tee, of course!

(Outfit Details || Tee (sized up 1, under $30) | Cardigan (runs large, 4 color options) | Shoes (seriously, so comfortable, several color options) | Jeans (exact pair, distressed on own) | Sunglasses | Bag)
(Video Details || Shorts | Hat)

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