As you wander through concerts and music festivals this summer, chances are good that you will be looking at the prices of some of those souvenir T-shirts and think, “I should sell those! My designs are awesome, and everyone wants a better quality T-shirt that will stand the test of time.”
If you really are thinking about making T-shirts, there are oodles of resources for you to get the equipment that you need, and artisan techniques that you should follow, if you’re going for quality versus the chain store mass-quantity mentality. You should talk to some of the experts to really understand the complexities of the business, according to T-Shirt Magazine.
Once you’ve done your homework, it’s time to start marketing to your customers and using some of that lifelong experience you have with T-shirts, and begin to build your brand. It isn’t just about having the clever T-shirts that everyone wants to wear, or the hashtag beside your products so they appear on Twitter, or becomes a Pinterest pinner’s favorite pastime. Whether you have an online store, or are strictly eCommerce, relate to your audience and show off your wares.
Ways To Show Women How To Rock The T-shirt
· Sub A Tee For A Blouse:
The key is that it is clean and you’re treating it like a fashion item. No sloppiness, according to the Glamour do’s and don’ts for wearing tees. If you have classic wardrobe items, like a trendy pair of jeans or shorts, a skirt with knee-high boots, and a cropped jacked, a nice quality t-shirt will dress down the outfit a bit but it’ll remain super stylish. Sometimes a T-shirt is all you need to look perfectly hip. Got somewhere to go after work? Selecting a T-shirt with an edgy statement can be just the change-out you need when going from work to happy hour.
· Swap An Ironic Tee For Something Artsy
The great thing about tees is that they can capture many angles of your personality. A high-quality T-shirt with an artsy statement on it shows your alliance and your edge without being overly kitschy.
· If You Like Slogans, Keep It Simple
Some slogans can be quite tempting to wear, but think about it this way: How much do you really want people reading your chest? Keep it simple, short and sweet. Also, if you want to show you care, a simple branding of a cause can get more mileage than the cause’s manifesto printed across your chest.
· Neutral-Color T-Shirts As Contrast
Nothing is more artsy than a neutral, super cool T-shirt with fashion statement shoes and matching lipstick. A black T-shirt with red shoes and Chanel-red lipstick can be quite captivating.
· Have Fun With It
There’s a reason the T-shirt is often the uniform of choice for the weekend. What’s more comfy, low key yet cool, than your favorite T-shirt? Think of James Dean in his classic white tee. It’s one of American’s iconic fashion statements, says the Stylist. T-shirts are versatile, cool and often people are known for the type of T-shirt they choose to wear. For the summer, you might choose that pure, white tee. Nothing looks younger and more hip.
Wear The T-shirt That’s A Fit for Your Body Type
There are four basic body types for women, according to Real Simple, and you should be aware of them when choosing your perfect t-shirt:
· The Circle
So, if you tend to be more rounded and gain weight in your middle, have a muffin top, or just want to hide a few pounds, the classic t-shirt is really your answer. The loose fit around your center will help hide some of what’s going on in your mid-section. Wear with a pair of comfortable jeans and you’re good to go. Avoid any designs that might bring attention to your middle.
· The Triangle
A triangle shape simple means that you have a narrower top, slender shoulders and torso, and are wider through the hips. For the triangle, you’ll want to avoid the big, baggy T-shirts that would cause you to look formless, or worse, super-hippy. Make sure you choose a top that fits your shoulders and torso, so it might have to end a bit before the hips, or tuck it in. You should also avoid form-fitting T-shirts that will exaggerate the difference between your shoulders and your hips.
· The Hourglass
Like Jessica Rabbit, or Marilyn Monroe, this shape should choose a T-shirt that compliments your natural curves and doesn’t fight them. You don’t want a T-shirt to “boy” you down, so choose something with just enough fit to separate the girls from the boys.
· The Rectangle
With little definition at the waist, this straight-up-and-down figure is often considered boyish. If you’re wearing a T-shirt, choose a pair of jeans or flowy skirt that flares out at the bottom to create curves. Avoid T-shirts that are tight all over if you’re wearing leggings.