Why You Should Keep the Old T-Shirts You Love

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Happy Friday!

The weekend is almost here, friends!

Today on the blog, I wanted to feature how I’m styling one of my absolute favorite t-shirts. Is it just me, or does everyone else have a drawer in their dresser that is specifically reserved for old t-shirts?! An entire drawer of tees is just a tiny bit excessive, but hey — most have sentimental meaning to me that I just can’t justify getting rid of them yet! Because of this, I decided that this week’s post should be dedicated to making those old tees that we all know and love work for our everyday style.

No matter what anyone says, I really think that you can dress up a t-shirt with the right accessories, especially if it’s one that you love. This shirt holds a big place in my heart for obvious reasons — well, obvious to my fellow Athenians! 

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Athens, Ohio is where I went to college, and I’ll love that little town for the rest of eternity. I remember when I came to Ohio University as a freshman, I was totally turned off by the idea of small-town living. I didn’t like that there wasn’t a mall, or a Starbucks (I know, I know), but I learned to love living there — even more so when I moved off campus.

As I sit here writing this blog post, I can still feel the magic that is Athens. I know what you may be thinking — it’s just a college town, like every other college town in America. No LOL … Athens is unlike any other place that I’ve ever been before, seriously!

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I could walk up and down Court Street with my eyes closed, and I could sit in Donkey Coffee for hours just inhaling the sweet aroma of coffee beans roasting. Everyone has those vivid memories about places that they love, and sometimes it’s even possible to imagine that you’re still there.

I’m going to get back on track with this blog post now, as I think it’s important to talk about why this t-shirt is my favorite! I bought this one right before I left Athens for the last time following graduation. I loved the design of the shirt and I felt as if a part of me was drawn to it  — weird, I know, but sometimes I catch vibes about random things!

Anyways, I bought this t-shirt and wore it when I drove myself back to Cleveland after graduation. I remember pulling onto US-50, listening to Coldplay’s “Head Full of Dreams” album — just watching as the plains passed by. I’ll never forget those moments, nor will I ever forget good ol’Athens. I refuse to let this t-shirt just be a memento in my closet that sits for years and years without ever being worn!

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When it comes to styling a looser fitting t-shirt such as this one, the key to success is the front or side knot. It’s a game changer! All that you need to do is gather enough fabric to knot on the side of your tee, or grab two sections and tie a knot in the front. I have a bunch of different skirts in my closet — from denim, to midi and maxi — and they’re always my go-to for dressing up tees because of their simplicity.

I think many of us can agree that some of our favorite t-shirts in our wardrobes mean more to us than a really expensive pair of jeans or a cashmere sweater that we just bought. It’s the sentimental value behind our old t-shirts that serve as a memory to us each time that we wear them. So, why not rock our old t-shirts, despite what anyone else might think!

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If you love it, wear it!

That’s my styling motto — all day, every day.

Well, friends, that’s all for today! I hope that this weekend is full of magic and rummaging through your closet for your favorite tees.

Until next time!

Alicia

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