Favorite Graphic Tees

Favorite Graphic Tees

I love a graphic t-shirt for spring/summer. It’s an easy way to inject personality into your outfit or represent your favorite cause or musical group, and it adds color and pattern without wearing a print. You can find graphic tees to suit pretty much any style, from whimsical to edgy, and I rounded up a bunch of options at the end of this post.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Grateful Dead graphic tee at The Sarasota Modern pool bar

Grateful Dead Watercolor Tour Tee (M) // AG jean shorts (on sale at Bloomingdale’s) (29) (budget options) // Schutz slides (also at Macy’s) (7.5) // Jenny Bird hoops

Evereve is one of my favorite places to shop for graphic tees. They always have a good selection, and the quality is on point. That’s where I found this Grateful Dead Tour Tee. It’s a little bit spendy, but I love the super soft cotton jersey fabric and the watercolor graphic.

Grateful Dead Watercolor Tee

And yes, I do enjoy the Grateful Dead’s music. That absolutely is a prerequisite for me to wear a band tee.

In fact, my daughter challenged me to name three of their songs when I wore this t-shirt to breakfast in Florida last week. Uncle John’s Band, Scarlet Begonias, Touch Of Grey, Ripple, Truckin’… Shall I go on?

I bet you didn’t peg me for a Deadhead, did you?

Okay, I would not call myself a Deadhead, but I do enjoy their music, especially when I’m floating in the pool on a hot summer day… or hanging out at a cool poolside bar in Florida. These photos are from The Sarasota Modern, where I stayed last month.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Grateful Dead graphic tee at The Sarasota Modern pool bar

The easiest way to style a graphic tee is to pair it with a pair of jeans or jean shorts. Give it a front tuck, add sandals or sneakers, and you’re good to go! Don’t be afraid to roll the sleeves or knot it in the front for a little extra style.

These jean shorts are the AG Becke with a 5 1/2″ inseam and 10″ front rise. Mine are from last year, and the wash is slightly darker than this year’s version, but the fabric composition and measurements are the same. They’re really soft and comfortable, and I love them for my most casual days.

For anyone looking for a more budget-friendly option, I rounded up some similar 5″ styles under $100.

Grateful Dead Watercolor Tee + AG Becke Denim Shorts

I borrowed these puffy criss-cross slides from Lindsey, and I liked them so much, I came home and ordered myself a pair.


The linen color is such a nice light neutral for summer, and I love how they match the color of the tee to bookend this outfit. They’re also very comfortable to wear, and stay on easily when I walk. They run true to size; or size down half, if in between.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Grateful Dead graphic tee at The Sarasota Modern pool bar

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