How to Style an Inspirational Tee

How to style an inspirational tee

This post is sponsored by Words to Live By.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Last night, I grabbed dinner with friends and wore this cute outfit.  This inspirational tee is so fun!  And while it’s easy to throw on an inspirational tee and go, I like to dress mine up.  How to style an inspirational tee How to style an inspirational tee How to style an inspirational tee How to style an inspirational tee How to style an inspirational tee How to style an inspirational tee

Tank: c/o Words to Live By // Shorts: Target (similar) // Cardigan: Old Navy (similar on sale for $31.90) // Wedges: c/o Bearpawuse code BA17IU4JST for 15% off (US ONLY // Earrings: Charming Charlie // Clutch: SewSarahR // Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET    Link bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass // Cuff bracelet: J.Crew Factory  // Sunnies: Quay Australia (super similar on sale for $35.90)

How to Style an Inspirational Tee

I love inspirational tees–this one says “When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.” Here, I’ve paired my inspirational tank with a pair of destroyed jean shorts. Also, even though it’s super hot in Kentucky, I was heading out to dinner after this, so I added on a long cardigan but pulled up the sleeves.  Restaurants can be so cold. The duster cardigan adds some depth to this outfit and is a great way to layer going into fall!

Then I added fun accessories. My pom pom earrings are just $10 and come in several colors. They match the pink in my clutch, which also has blue in it to pull everything together. Of course, I added my everyday arm party. I was tempted to slide on my usual sandals, but I reached for these Bearpaw wedges instead. These wedges are seriously the most comfortable wedges I’ve ever worn! And if you like my sunnies, checkout this pair by the same brand that’s very similar on sale for $35.90!

Be sure to checkout Words to Live By, which is where my inspirational tank came from. Words to Live By is an inspirational tee shop located in Somerset, Kentucky. Their tees are all super cute, with fun designs and great messages.

Do you ever wear inspirational tees?

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  1. 7.25.17

    This looks so cute under the longer cardigan!

  2. 7.25.17
    Kay R. said:

    I don’t usually wear inspirational tees but love how you styled this!

  3. 7.25.17

    I love the way you styled this and those earrings are such a good deal!

  4. 7.25.17
    Joling said:

    Such a cute outfit! Love your earrings and clutch!

    xo, Joling

  5. 7.26.17

    Love this!!!!!

  6. 7.26.17
    Dara said:

    There are so many cute t-shirts at that store! Yours is adorable too.

  7. 7.27.17
    Mummabstylish Mummabstylish said:

    Cute shorts, and well paired with that lovely tee shirt, I’ve never owned a tee shirt with writing on, but think I may have to add some to my wardrobe soon. Jacqui

  8. 7.27.17

    love the tee and like you I like to dress mine up too. Don’t forget to come link up on A Labour of Fashion. Would love to have you join us