1 Piece, 4 Ways: Striped tee

Just before Christmas, I asked my facebook readers what topics they would be interested in seeing posts about. One reader asked for a post about how to wear an old shirt in new ways. I knew this post would take some time to compile, but I thought this was a great topic, and one I’m really passionate about.

Trends constantly surround us, but they change so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up, unless your money grows on trees. Unfortunately, mine does not, so finding ways to reinvent old pieces is key. And it doesn’t take much. My favorite way to make old pieces “new” is by adding current accessories. Accessories can transform your look; do not underestimate this concept.

It took me a while to decide what item I wanted to feature as the main piece, but I eventually settled on a classic long-sleeved black and white striped tee. Black and white stripes have been absolutely everywhere for the last several years. Everyone’s closet has a basic cotton striped tee these days. In addition, tee shirts are comfortable, affordable, and work for women of all ages. It seemed like the perfect choice.

That said, I put together four separate looks featuring a cotton striped tee as the common denominator. Take a look. As always, the outfit details are below for each look.

One Top, Four Ways | Wellesley & King

Feature: Striped tee

Running errands: Leather jacket | jeans | watch

The office: Scarf | Bag | Pencil Skirt

Date night: Fur Vest | Leather Leggings | Sunglasses

Weekend brunch: Chinos | Hipster | Statement Necklace

What did you think of this post? Was it helpful for you? Let me know in the comments below, and also share your interests for new post topics!

Thanks for reading!


Lauren is the creator of the lifestyle blog, Wellesley & King. Like many modern women, she aims to balance her busy career and personal life with style and grace. Wellesley & King is devoted to providing inspiration to modern women everywhere, looking to bring simple and attainable style to all areas of their busy lives. Welcome!

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  1. 9.4.15
    Noémie said:

    I just found out about your blog via Instagram. This post is great, I’m excited to read some more 1 item 4 ways !

    • 9.4.15
      Lauren said:

      That’s great! I’m so glad to have you, and thank you for your comment! I’m looking forward to doing a whole series of posts like that, so stay tuned! 🙂