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Comfy, versatile and undeniably cool: Why everyone needs a graphic tee in their life


By Sarah Finnan
09th Nov 2022

Audrey Hamilton Apparel

Comfy, versatile and undeniably cool: Why everyone needs a graphic tee in their life

Casual enough to wear with leggings and a hoodie, versatile enough to pair with a blazer for work; graphic tees are the humblest of wardrobe staples and arguably, the most adaptable too.

If you had asked us two years ago what our post-pandemic wardrobes would look like, I’m sure we’d have given a much different answer to our current reality. 

Seeing lockdown out in front of our TV sets with only Joe Exotic and Connell Waldron to keep us company, our hearts yearned for the day when we would have an occasion to dress up for; a reason to leave the house. Visions of sequins, tiny handbags and impossibly high (yet completely impractical) footwear danced in our heads as we dreamt up all the ways we would make up for lost time. 

Fast-forward to today, when the looming threat of lockdown has all but dissipated, and our dressing habits are much more low-key than we might have anticipated. Comfort still reigns supreme in our day-to-day and now, it’s all about mixing soft-fabric staples with slightly more structured pieces to nail that chic-yet-casual look. The key ingredient? A graphic tee.

A statement piece that essentially does all the talking, you can wear yours lounging around the house in sloth mode, jaunting around town for a day of errands, or even into work with an oversized blazer. Comfy, versatile and oh-so-cool.

Shop our favourite graphic tees (many of which are by Irish designers!) below. 

Trust The Mystery, €35, One And The Same

Limited Edition Maser x TropPop Tee, €30, Tropical Popical

Aoife McNamara x Execute Exist Charity T-shirt, €80, Aoife McNamara

Swimming Ladies Embroidered T-Shirt, approximately €33, Limpet Store

Tiger Tee, €100, Anine Bing

Gambling Kittens, €26, Everpress

Queen T – Pink Edition, €55, Audrey Hamilton Apparel

White Graphic Print T-shirt, €35, River Island

UO Connection Long-Sleeved Skate T-Shirt, €45, Urban Outfitters

adidas Originals Graphic Tee, €30.75, Zalando

H&M+ Oversized Printed T-shirt, €14.99, H&M

Daisy Street Oversized T-shirt, €24.99, ASOS

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