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Article: How to Style a Tattoo-Inspired Shirt for Casual and Formal Events

Tattoo inspired shirt

How to Style a Tattoo-Inspired Shirt for Casual and Formal Events

Tattoo inspired shirt

So you’ve got your hands on a Sullen tattoo-inspired graphic shirt. Featuring bold, edgy artwork, and soft, premium fabric, you just know this shirt is going to be an instant favorite. There’s just one problem: How do you style your new shirt to be the star of your go-to casual and formal outfits? Luckily, we here at Sullen love our tattoo-art shirts just as much as you do, and we’ve found all sorts of ways to dress them up and down for the occasion.

Styling a Graphic Tee for Casual Events

When it comes to casual graphic tee outfits, the sky really is the limit. Graphic tees have been a staple of casual fashion for as long as they’ve been around. So whether you’ve opted for one of our darker shirts and tattoo designs or gone bright and colorful with your graphic tattoo art design, there are plenty of tried-and-tested ways to incorporate your Sullen tee into a casual look.

Keep It Classic

What screams “classic graphic tee outfit” more than your favorite pair of jeans and sneakers paired with a standout Sullen graphic tee? The jeans and a t-shirt combination have been around for ages and for a good reason. Familiar, comfortable, and easy to throw together, this pairing ticks all of the boxes of a staple casual fit.

That doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You can easily switch up your casual look by matching different aesthetics with your clothing choices. Go for black skinny jeans, white sneakers, and a dark skull-themed tattoo-art shirt on days you want to look edgy or rebellious, or combine one of our lighter floral or tropical graphic tees with baggy jeans and high-tops for a fun, retro look.

Go Light and Breezy

Want to show off your new favorite Sullen tee while keeping cool during the summer months? Opt for another classic combo of shorts, sandals, and a graphic tee. Our tattoo-inspired shirts are versatile enough to work with denim shorts, board shorts, linen shorts, and everything in between, so let your imagination run wild.

Ladies, pair your tropical-themed tee with high-waisted denim shorts and platform sandals for a summery-yet-edgy look or throw on an oversized Sullen tee over your swimsuit and beach shorts and finish the look with flip-flops for the ultimate laid-back beach fit.

For men, a pair of Sullen boardshorts combined with sandals and a matching graphic tee make a great pairing for days by the pool or out in the sun—but why stop there? Add a few Sullen accessories like our graphic hats and sunglasses to really show off your love for tattoo art in the coolest way possible. No pun intended.

Styling Your Graphic T-Shirt for a Formal Look

Who said formal t-shirts had to look formal? Celebrities and fashion icons have been sporting graphic tees on the red carpet for years now, and there’s no reason your Sullen graphic shirt can’t cut it at your next office party or wedding, you just need to know how to dress up a graphic t-shirt so it looks formal.

Breaking Down Formality

When it comes to formal wear, button-downs and blouses are a thing of the past. Like tattoos, fashion transcends boundaries and blurs the lines between what can or can’t be worn for certain occasions. So, yes, you definitely can wear your favorite Sullen shirt to your cousin’s wedding; you just need to dress it up a bit.

For occasions where formality is a big deal, we recommend a Sullen graphic tee with a black or white background and a more muted color palette. Pair it with one of our Sullen flannel shirts or a dark suit jacket, and you’re sure to hit all the right notes of edgy-yet-appropriate while still showing off your personal style.

Semi-Formal Formal Wear

Show off your love for tattoo art in the boardroom with a fun twist on a classic business-formal outfit. Pair your suit pants or pencil skirt with a dark, tucked-in Sullen tee and dress shoes. Layer a blazer jacket over it and finish the look with a pair of sleek sunglasses so you can ooze cool no matter where you go.

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Semi formal formal wear

Perfect for formal events where your personality and style are given more chance to shine through, pair a bright Sullen tee with chinos and dress shoes to balance it out and create a fun yet classy look that puts your fashion sense front and center.

Sullen’s Tattoo-Inspired Graphic Tees: Perfect for Every Occasion

We don’t like to brag, but when it comes to our graphic tees we really have to. From formal occasions to days where the most important event is going to the grocery store, we’ve got a tattoo-inspired shirt for every occasion.

Ready to show off your love for tattoo art in a fun, versatile way? Shop our online collection now.

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