How I Style It : the Basic Tee

Today I’m linking up with 5 of my blogging buddies for the 3rd installment of our “How I Style It” link-up!  This is a new monthly linkup where we all get together to show you how we style our favorite fashion trends, and invite you to join us in showing off your passion for fashion as well!  
Bloggers: scroll to the end to get the details and link-up:)
This month, we’re styling basic tees for some #teedupstyle!  Grab the button and the hashtag to join in on the fun:)
1st PROCLAMATION: I am a basic tee kinda girl.  Seriously.  A basic tee is the most versatile piece of clothing you can ownDid I emphasize that enough? You can dress them up or dress them down.  You can wear them with some jorts*, dress them up with a frilly skirt, or date night it with some cute jeans.  The possibilities are endless.  *NOTE: Jorts are jean shorts.  Once considered highly unfashionable, they’re back in style, and the more ripped, the better.  My dad would disagree that they were ever out of fashion.  Jorts is also the nickname of a former UK Wildcat. GO CATS!

I love this tee because of the embroidered pineapples on the pocket.  I’ve had it since last summer and it’s going to be on heavy rotation once again.  When looking to expand your basic tee collection, always look for some fun details (like the pineapples) to make the look more intentional.  I popped it on over these destroyed boyfriend jean shorts from Target.  The denim of these shorts is excellent quality, especially for the price.  These are the shorter length, but they also come in the 5″ variety as well.  
When I wear a basic tee, I like to think of it as a blank canvas to dress up.  Here, I paired it with a tassel necklace (spot on for summer!), a straw clutch, and glitter sandals.  I also like pairing sparkly statement pieces with basic tees to draw the focus to the accessories.

Tee: J. Crew Factory (old; pineapple option. fun option)
Necklace: Purple Peridot
Jorts: Target (5″option–both currently BOGO 50% off) 
Sandals: Target
Details for the clutch, a similar necklace in neon pink, and similar sunnies 
can be found here (post of Summer Wardrobe Splashes under $20!)
Ok, who else always tries to stand on their toes when getting a shoe shot, even if you’re in sandals?  Guilty party right here!
2nd PROCLAMATION: That, my friends, was a good hair day.
You can see some of the other ways I’ve styled the basic tee here, here, here, and here
Be sure to stop by my co-hosts’ blogs, as well as those linking up, and check out how they styled their basic tees!!!

Beauty and the Binky
Bright on a Budget
Doused in Pink
Garay Treasures

How do YOU style your basic tee?
READY TO JOIN IN??? Now for the #teedupstyle! Link up a recent fashion post of yours featuring your favorite basic tee! Please limit yourself to three links. Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up and spread the love in the blog world! Share your posts on social media using the #teedupstyle hashtag and be sure to tag us! This link party will go live now and will end June 17th at midnight EST.
Next month’s linkup with be #patrioticpretties on July 1st.  Show us how you style your favorite red, white, and blue look just in time for the 4th of July! 

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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