I don’t know about you but my wardrobe is in dire need of updating. Part of it has been due to lockdown, but a large part of it is down to the fact I’m a thrifty sort who hasn’t bought any new clothes in about five years. Sound familiar? If so, you have my sympathy. It’s no fun feeling like a scruff all the time, even if you are saving yourself some pennies in the process! In this post, I’m going to look at some pop culture t-shirts to update your wardrobe! God knows I need to.
This post will contain some affiliate links to the t-shirts I think you’ll like.
T-shirts are probably one of the easiest ways to upcycle an older outfit. Old jeans, new t-shirt. Older joggers, new t-shirt. Miniskirt you’ve had knocking about since 2012, new t-shirt. It might seem daft, but freshening up your t-shirt collection can really make a difference to some of your old faithful favourites.
But what kind of t-shirts actually look good and aren’t a total waste of money? Fast fashion is a huge problem. Environmental corners are often cut in the quest for fashion retailers to make a profit. It’s important to choose items of clothing you’ll get a decent amount of wear from. However it’s equally important to read up about how and where your clothing is made. We’ve all got to try and do our bit for the planet!
So, while it might be ‘cheaper’ to head down to the high street and pick up five or six t-shirts in your local clothing megastore, it’s not necessarily better in the long run. Cheaper products are often the result of this corner-cutting, resulting in poorly constructed fabrics, cheap and toxic textile dyes that don’t last and pollute the environment and ultimately, t-shirts that shrink after the first wash. Sound familiar?
Ok, with a mental note made to do a deep dive into fast fashion in another post, let’s have a look at some pop culture t-shirts that you can update your wardrobe with, without wasting what you currently have.
Pop culture t-shirts to update your wardrobe
I prefer to buy men’s or unisex t-shirts when looking for new tops. This is mainly just personal preference of course, but I feel like you get more material, more comfort and a bit more value for money with a slightly oversized fit. Check out some of these t-shirts for some inspiration on how you can update your look without breaking the bank.
As mentioned, some of these are ‘men’s’ t-shirts, but I prefer to think of them as being unisex. Let’s face it, the more material you’re getting for your money, the better. Anyway, on with the options!
Gaming themed t-shirts
TV and movie-inspired t-shirts
Band and musician-inspired t-shirts
What are your favourite kind of pop culture t-shirts?
Personally I love a band or musician-inspired tee, but I’m loving the range of gaming t-shirts there are now! You can find some great bargains in the sale sections of gaming stores. Especially if you don’t mind shopping in the men’s section. I really like a looser-fitting tee, so I often find men’s tops much more comfortable. Tucked into a skirt or matched with a pair of jeans, you can’t go wrong.
Do you like pop culture t-shirts? I could’ve listed so many here but I thought some tasters would be a good place to start! These are just a few tops to help you get some ideas for ways to update your wardrobe. T-shirts really are a staple of all outfite in my opinion, so mix it up a bit with your designs!
My new T-shirt store
I almost forgot, but I’ve recently launched my own line of T-shirts over in my new Merch Store. You can check them out and see if there are any designs you like the look of, and if you make a purchase it’ll help support me to keep creating.