5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your T-Shirt-and-Jeans Combo

Give this classic combo a fashionable, modern twist!
by Janelle Yau   |  Oct 5, 2016
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An All-American t-shirt-and-jeans combo may be the most classic style equation ever, and probably the most basic one, too. But its simplicity is what makes this fashion equation versatile, classic, and the perfect canvas to create strong fashionable OOTDs as well. Even Marc Jacobs is a huge fan!

"I like the sort of nothingness of the jeans and the T-shirt. - Marc Jacobs"

While we love the chic nothingness of this style combo, we'd love to take the T-shirt-and-jeans equation up a notch, and we're sharing with you five ways on how you can do just that.

Add a lot of sass and edge into the tee-and-jeans combo by adding a cool bomber jacket, a pair of edgy ankle boots, and rad sunnies to the equation. Let your messy waves down to seal your cool girl look for the day.

You can embrace the chic nothingness of the basic tee and jeans while still giving it a major oomph with a pair of striking heels. Opt for a pair of jeans that hits just above your ankles to further draw attention to your strong shoe game.


For a trendy OOTD, layer a tank over your plain white tee and tuck your shirt under a pair of frayed jeans. Wear a pair of socks with your classic loafers for an instant dose of quirky cool.

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Up the ante of this fashion combo without breaking a sweat by wearing a simple graphic tee with a pair of edgy, distressed jeans.

Who said a tee-and-jeans equation can't be chic and sophisticated? Tuck a black tee loosely under a pair of OBJ and throw on a sleek black jacket as your third piece. End the look with a pair of black flats for a Parisian-approved OOTD.

How would you jazz up this All-American style equation?

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Janelle Yau
Fashion and Beauty Assistant
The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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