15 Not-So-Basic Tees You’ll Love For Summer

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What is your summer uniform?? Mine is a tee, jeans or shorts, and sneakers or sandals. But, I really love to spice up my summer style uniform with a ‘not-so-basic’ tee…I love t-shirts with interesting, standout details like ruffles, cutouts, ruching, etc. It adds a little pizazz and pop to your look. It’s not always easy to find these standout staples so I wanted to share 15 of my favorite trendy tees to help you with your hunt…

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LNA Cutout Tee

If you are anything like me, you kinda get tired of the same old, same old. There is a place for your basic tee, but it’s really great to have options especially if you live a casual lifestyle like I do. I strategically search for interesting, edgy t-shirts like this black cutout tee by LNA. It’s a great example of a tee with an interesting detail; the cutouts on the shoulder. It’s also VERY soft. In general, LNA makes really great, casual pieces for summer. Plus, you can still wear a regular bra with this, which is a big win in my book! I paired the tee with white jeans and wedges. But you could easily wear it front tucked into a pair of denim shorts with some sandals or even with a cute skirt. I wore this tee on our trip to Mexico…if you’re interested in seeing the rest of what I packed, then you should read this post.
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Find more of my favorite trendy tees for summer below…
And let us know in the comments below which tee is your favorite from our list!

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Versatile & Elevated Tee

I love Frame tops and this tee has cute puff sleeves.

SUPER Unique Cutout

How cool is the twist front detail on this tee??

Puff Sleeves for the Win!

I love a good puff sleeve top and this one will be perfect for summer.

Subtle Tie-Dye For Summer

A.L.C. is another favorite brand. This tee has a fun (but subtle) tie-dye print and puff shoulders.

Strategic Shoulder Stitching

I love this pink tee with cool contrasting stitching!

Cropped & Sexy

I took this top to Mexico recently and love the voluminous sleeves and cropped fit!

Trendy Tie-Dye Tee

This is a really cool way to incorporate the tie-dye trend into your wardrobe

The Popular Anine Bing Tee

If you're more of a graphic tee kind of gal, this one is for you. Anine Bing graphic tees are always on-trend.

Try the Padded Shoulder Tee

Padded shoulder tees have been on-trend for a while and I love this color for summer. It also comes in a pretty blue.

Super Soft LNA Tee

This is another LNA tee I love! It has cool tulip-style details on the sleeves.

Show a Sliver of Skin!

The twist shoulder detail on this tee is really unique! And it comes in a few color options.

Ruffle Sleeves To Keep Arms Covered

This cute tee comes in a bunch of colors!

Feminine Tulip Sleeve Tee

I'm seeing a lot of tulip-style sleeves on tees going into summer!

Affordable Cutout Tee

If you loved my LNA cutout tee but want something more affordable, then this is a great option!

My Favorite Tee!

I love the cropped style and blush color of this tee!
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Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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One thought on “15 Not-So-Basic Tees You’ll Love For Summer

  1. HI,
    First off I love your blog! i like option #8 but noticed a review that the material is very thin and they worried that the upper sleeve area would rip easily. I noticed you were wearing this tee in one of your videos and was wondering about you thoughts?
    Thanks for what you do,


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