I love distressed graphic tees. I can't remember a time when I wasn't scouring the internet and vintage stores in NYC or wherever I traveled to add to my collection. Graphic tees are making a strong comeback as seen on the runway at Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Givenchy, etc., but why pay $350+ for a designer tee when you can get the real thing for a fraction of the cost?
My favorite online destinations to find rare vintage tees at modest price points are eBay and Etsy (this Etsy shop always has a great selection on rotation). My most favorite vintage store for tees in NYC is Star Struck Vintage. If you ever find yourself in Nashville, be sure to check out their sister location in the East End neighborhood. They have an incredible selection of vintage tees, furs and Levis (and be sure to say hello to Shane, the daughter's owner, she is the best!). When I'm in the mood, I also like to check out What Comes Around Goes Around in Soho (arguably my second favorite), La Petite Mort in the LES, Beacon's Closet near Union Square and No Relation in the East Village.
But back to the tees. I sleep in them, I workout in them, and more often than not, I wear them out during the day or out at night. To avoid looking slightly homeless I always pair tees with great fitting denim, a classic handbag and lady-like footwear (as shown below with my Chanel slingbacks or my Chloe scalloped pumps). Cool, comfy, chic.