• Alison Aberdeen

Vintage Tees: Multiple Ways

Updated: Jan 20, 2019

I grew up as a little "fashionista". All I did was play dress-up as a child and basically continued that into my late 20s and early 30s. And then I had kids. The days of dressing up for special occasions became fewer, and the desire to get out of yoga pants lessened. I am already exhausted - picking out a cute outfit that doesn't make me look like a frumpy mom show takes more energy than it's worth most of the time.


And then this last year, when my second kid started sleeping halfway normally (scratch that - we're back to jolting awake to screams of terror at 2:30 am) and I felt a little more alive, I started to walk into my closet and look around. I started to feel a nostalgia for an old pastime of trying on clothes with my friends and going shopping (what is THAT, you ask? Sounds familiar, doesn't it moms? Picture if Amazon had aisles and a shopping cart and dressing rooms - S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G. - is it coming back to you? Do you remember that euphoric feeling of finding the perfect outfit, paying way too much for it and not giving a F@%$? Me too.)


One thing that I may just have too many of, yet I continue to buy more, are t-shirts. I can't get enough of them. At this point it is a collection and I'll be damned if I'm making one of those effing quilts. Don't get me wrong, those are super cute. But every one of my t-shirts that isn't basic white holds a special place in my heart. They represent a band I got to see, or an amazing vintage store I may never step foot in again, or a show that I was once obsessed with #freebates #thebangbangbar. So I've made it my mission to figure out ways to give them new life with today's trends. Like with some high-waisted bell-bottoms, or a cute hat. T-shirts may be the most versatile piece of clothing we own.


Below I've created 3 looks with 2 DIFFERENT TEES to show you that very versatility. Whether it's date night, brunch with your girlfriends, or hopping on a plane for a quick getaway with your hubby, it's so much fun to make it a different look each time! Get creative and send me your fave vintage tee looks - you guys inspire ME!!

'The Vintage Tee' you've had in your drawer forever - mix it up with some bell bottoms or a fun mini skirt!!!

LOOK 1 (FAR LEFT) - MOST ARE OLD - LINKS ARE GREAT SUBSTITUTIONS!

HAT > TARGET // OVERSIZED CARDIGAN > CHARLOTTE RUSSE // TEE > WRANGLER

JEANS > AO. LA by alice+olivia // BOOTS > KOHLS


LOOK 2 (MIDDLE) - AGAIN, GREAT SUBS:)

JACKET > FOREVER 21 // SKIRT > MODCLOTH (mine is vintage, so try for that first!)

BOOTS > INC INTERNATIONAL CONCEPTS

*SEE TEE SUB ABOVE IN LOOK 1*


LOOK 3 (FAR RIGHT)

CHUNKY CARDIGAN > AMAZON (or comb TJ MAXX like I did!)

FLORAL HEAD SCARF > VINCE CAMUTO (mine is from a vintage shop in Portland - give yourself an excuse to go vintage store shopping! - the best scarves are old) //

*SEE ABOVE FOR JEAN AND TEE SUBS!*



'The Band Tee' that is literally disintegrating in your drawer and screaming for your attention:)

LOOK 1 (FAR LEFT) - LISTED SUBS FOR OLDER PIECES!

HAT > TARGET // TEE > POSHMARK (this is used and there's only one - go find one in your local vintage shop! That's where mine is from:)

NECKLACE > POSHMARK (again, used - they stopped making them, but you can find the cutest pieces like this in thrift shops!)

JEANS > WILLIAM RAST // BAG > TARGET (OBSESSED) // SHOES > CONVERSE


LOOK 2 (MIDDLE) - SUBS LISTED FOR JEANS

EARRINGS > TARGET // GLASSES > WARBY PARKER (Great substitute - mine are gone)

JEANS > GAP // SHOES > OLD NAVY


LOOK 3 (FAR RIGHT) - SUBS LISTED FOR BLAZER, NECKLACE AND CLUTCH

BLAZER > FOREVER 21 // NECKLACE > BAUBLEBAR // LEGGINGS > SPANX

BAG > MADEWELL (mine was Old Navy but is already out of stock - maybe they re-stock soon!)

SHOES > NINE WEST


Have fun with your oldies-but-goodies! They never let you down:)

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