graphic tshirts: talking tees

graphic tshirts: talking teesGraphic tees with messages on them have slowly been picking up steam for a while now. From Zoe Karssen’s $160 Crème de la Crème sweatshirt (no, that’s totally not a typo. A sweatshirt that costs almost as much as my car payment) to Forever 21’s $14 Forever 21, they’re pretty much everywhere.

Some of them are obnoxious. Some of them I couldn’t possibly wear in front of my children (well, at least the one who can read). Some of them are blatant rip offs of earlier (usually better) versions.

Still, I’m kind of obsessed. The best part is that they’re being styled in so many different ways. Of course these guys would look good with jeans or a pair of cut offs, but they also look pretty awesome tucked into a flowy skirt or peeking out underneath a blazer and some dress pants.

Obviously not all of them work for everyone. You have to find one that speaks to you—ha! Get it?!

OK, I’ll be quiet now.

I decided to spend waaaaay too much time poking around handmade corners of the internet and picking out some of my very favorite talking t-shirts. For some reason most of them are gray. But you know what? I’m totally cool with that.


graphic tees: Burger and Friends tee

Burger and Friends tee

graphic tees: hello apparel tee

Hello Apparel tee

graphic tees: Riley and Co tee

Riley and Co. tee

graphic tees: mulberry press co tee

Mulberry Press Co. tee

graphic tees: tees in the trap tee

Tees in the Trap tee

graphic tees: Print Liberation tee

Print Liberation tee

graphic tees: Peanutoak tee

Peanutoak tee

I would be perfectly happy to take one of each of these guys and wear nothing but t-shirts that talk for a whole month. Actually, that might be really helpful for my husband (who needs all the help he can get). The I’m so tired tee will warn him to watch his step and tread lightly. The I woke up like this shirt will tell him spirits are high and the mother of dragons will alert him to the fact that I’m on the warpath. Granted, I might have to change my shirt a couple times a day (or hour), but that’s ok.

Which of these shirts best fits your current mood? Bedtime is quickly approaching as I type this, so I’m transitioning into full on madre mode.

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.