with Messages for 2020
Graphic t-shirts have been popular through the decades, from band t-shirts and artsy designs to designer logo shirts and tees with political messaging. Graphic t-shirts featuring social messaging have intrigued me, but I’ve felt that this style might be a little young for me. But then I saw a couple of designs that seemed okay, both featured in this post. The messaging on these graphic tees is positive – an aspect particularly suited to our times.
Be Kind Graphic T-shirt
The “Be Kind” message on this tee really resonates with me. I found it in a local boutique in Petaluma (Sonoma County), Ethical Clothing. Kindness is a characteristic that’s important to me, and I like wearing the “Be Kind” message; it’s a good reminder, especially during our challenging times.
This tee is by August Ink of Fort Collins, Colorado (hi to my friend Julie and her husband who have relocated there). August Ink offers a selection of t-shirts with positive, optimistic, and light messages. Two of my favorites are: “Empower Women” and “It’s OK.” The messages feel appropriate for any age, including those of us over-50s.
OK, Let’s Do This Graphic T-shirt
This colorful and whimsical graphic t-shirt is a collaboration between artist Lisa Congdon and Beautycounter. It’s “OK, let’s do this” message is this year’s Beautycounter theme and it could be a mantra for the year 2020! A less colorful and less playful design would have a different feeling, and it wouldn’t feel like me. It’s good to note that messaging can have a personality. For example, this “OK, let’s do this” message is fun and colorful and evokes a different feeling than the words would if they were a bold black against a gray or olive green background. Graphic t-shirt messaging needs to feel like you!
Graphic T-shirts for Our Age?
A graphic t-shirt is a fun style – an accessory in a way – that’s trendy and perfect for all ages. For us women over 50, look for messaging that represents you in some way and a t-shirt style that isn’t too skimpy. T-shirts with a little more weight to the fabric are friendlier to us than very lightweight tees. If you do end up with a lighter cotton shirt, wearing a camisole underneath can solve potential see-through or clingy issues. You’ll likely feel most comfortable in your graphic t-shirt if you look for these features. Most of all, have fun with it! That’s my #1 rule for fashion. When you feel good in what you’re wearing, it comes across as confidence!
Smoke and Ash
I photographed the pics for this post midday this past week on a day that our air was filled with smoke and floating ash from California fires. That’s been our situation for about a month. I probably shouldn’t have been outside, but “the show must go on.” I thought it would be interesting to see the difference in a couple of unedited photos compared with an edited version. The original photos have an eerie warm, orangy cast to them caused by the smoke-filtered sunlight.
Graphic Tees to Browse
I’ve curated a selection of graphic t-shirts below featuring optimistic or sweet messaging. Consider adding a graphic tee for a fun and casual look as a fashion addition or accessory.
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