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The Lust List: Actually Cute Food Tees

My daily uniform pretty much always consists of a T-shirt and jeans, and I thank my lucky stars every day for my laid-back millennial workplace. My outfits are the very definition of casual—I don’t even own a pencil skirt anymore, let alone a suit—but sometimes I like to kick things up a notch and actually turn my regular old clothes into something one might call “a look.”

Spicy Pizza T-Shirt
H&M Earrings | Rarely T-Shirt | Levi’s JeansVans SneakersMilly Purse (Similar Style) | Photos by Steve Jackson

To do so, I turn to fun versions of my usual go-tos, and recently I’ve been very into food-themed graphic tees like this one from Rarely that says, “Grab a slice of spicy pizza.” Do I know what the shirt references? Not at all, but I absolutely had to have it, and lucky for me I was able to find it on sale at Lisa Says Gah.

Unlucky for you, it’s now sold out there, but you can get it for full price ($69) on Rarely’s site. And there are so many similar actually cute food-themed shirts where this came from. After all, graphic tees are very much en vogue, if you didn’t know.

Spicy Pizza T-Shirt
H&M Earrings | Rarely T-Shirt | Levi’s Jeans | Vans SneakersMilly Purse (Similar Style) | Photos by Steve Jackson

With the renaissance of logomania happening in the fashion world lately (not that it ever fully went away), graphic tees have been seeing something of a sartorial comeback. They’re getting ever more cheeky and cute and very, very French.

Take this year’s Man Repeller x Monogram collection, for example, which includes a statement-making fruitcake tee and a classic strawberry tee, among other, non-food related options. If you want to stand out—if you’re going for a look, in other words—a plain white tee and jeans just don’t cut it these days.

Spicy Pizza T-Shirt
H&M Earrings | Rarely T-Shirt | Levi’s Jeans | Vans SneakersMilly Purse (Similar Style) | Photos by Steve Jackson

So I went bold with red, but I made sure to keep the rest of my outfit relatively simple. The fun statement earrings from H&M (now also sold out, sorry guys) added a hit of monochrome relevance, and my favorite Levi’s Wedgie jeans and white Vans both complemented the shirt in an understated way. The red tones in my holographic crossbody bag picked up on the cherry hues I was wearing on top for a cohesive finishing touch.

As we’ve seen with the all the ways people style Dior’s ubiquitous “We should all be feminists” shirt, there’s no one way to wear a fun tee. I’d style this pizza tee (and any of the other foodie tees below) with a fun miniskirt and heels for a night out—and I’d hopefully get a slice on the way home.

Shop my favorite foodie-themed pieces below, plus the jeans, shoes, and bags to get the look.


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