Friday, April 12, 2013

Tee Party

3 ways to style spring's hottest graphic T-shirts

Chesire Cat: My dear, what's troubling you?

Alice: The Mad Hatter's tee party starts in just a few minutes and I can't seem to style this lovely graphic tee. My outfits are getting curiouser and curiouser!

Chesire Cat: Piece of cake. Below, I present three different ways to wear one of spring's hottest trends - any one of them will lead you to a Wonderland of style.

Alice: Oh, thank you! I hear the Queen will be there and if she thinks my heart's not in it, it's off with my threads!


Checked Mate: Trousers get a revamp this season with a black and white checkered print. Polish it off with a simple tee, textured jacket and gold hardware for a head-turning office ensemble. Climate Revolution T-shirt, $90, Vivienne Westwood, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. // Topshop fuzzy square print trouser, $70, Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center. // Rope yarn jacquard blazer, $228, Juicy Couture, Ala Moana Center. // Locked In large studs, $58, Kate Spade, Royal Hawaiian Center. // Chain choker, $30, Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee St. // Caulk flats, $70, ALDO Shoes, Ala Moana Center. // Trapeze bag, $54, House of Aria, 1140 Bethel St.

Look #2: Cocktail

Silver Lining: Cocktail attire can be comfy when layering a graphic tee with silver leather, clear acrylic, and sparkly, look-at-me gems. 3.1 Phillip Lim Get It Girl T-shirt, $150, Aloha Rag, 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 115. // Snake effect leather pencil skirt, $157.94, ASOS.com. // Crystal crush necklace and bracelet, $165 and $118, J. Crew-On-The-Island, Ala Moana Shopping Center. // Neon box clutch with gems, $49.90, Zara.com. // Deena & Ozzy clear-heeled sandal, $69, UrbanOutfitters.com.

Look #3: Weekend

Sweet Tee: A whimsical watercolor shirt and vibrant, multihued accessories put a playful spin on weekend brunch wear. Limited edition Blank Canvas + Ryan Chun T-shirt, $20, Blank Canvas Hawaii, 1145 Bethel St. // Teenie suspender skater skirt, $38.99, Genius Outfitters, 346 Lewers St. // Dolce Vita Manx oxfords, $79, Anthropologie.com. // Mini zip-pocket canvas crossbody, $17.94, Old Navy, Ala Moana Center. // Black leather baseball cap, $28, Homecoming Boutique, 1191 Bethel St. // Square sunglasses, $5.80, Forever 21, Royal Hawaiian Center.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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