How to Accessorise a T-Shirt for a Smart-Casual Look

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How to Accessorise a T-Shirt for a Smart-Casual Look

The t-shirt is a versatile item of clothing which can be worn to all kinds of occasions, and suit a wide variety of different outfits. Whether opting for a simple, plain t-shirt or a patterned or graphic shirt, there is an enormous choice of accessories available which can help to achieve a smart-casual look. T-shirts are available which can feature a wide range of different materials, styles and designs, and a huge variety of t-shirts as well as accessories and other types of women's clothing can be found on eBay.

Choosing a T-Shirt

A well chosen t-shirt can be a great addition to any kind of outfit, and be easily accessorised for a smart casual look. The first step is to consider the type of t-shirt.


Sleeveless t-shirts are available, which can be a great choice for warmer weather, and can be found featuring a variety of designs. Sleeveless t-shirts can work well with a skirt or a pair of jeans.

Short Sleeved

The short sleevedt -shirt is a versatile and immensely popular type of shirt, and can be paired with all kinds of jeans, skirts, jackets and cardigans to create all manner of different outfit styles.

Long Sleeved

Also available are long sleevedt-shirts, which can be more suitable for the colder weather, and can be a great choice for a smart casual outfit. Pair a long sleeved shirt with a jacket or cardigan.

Another element of the t-shirt to consider is how it fits. A form fitting, tight t-shirt can look good on some body shapes, and can look good with, for example, a belt and low rise jeans which sit low on the waist and hips. An alternative is a looser t-shirt which flows around the body, and can suit those with a less slim build well. A popular accessory for this type of shirt is a large belt worn higher up on the torso.

T-shirts can also feature a range of different patterns and styles.

· A plain t-shirt is a great choice for a smart casual outfit, and can be easily co-ordinated and matched with other types of clothing.

· Simpler patterns can also work well with a smart casual outfit, with striped patterns being a popular choice. Taller women who are self conscious about their height often opt for horizontal stripes, which help to take emphasis away from their height. Similarly, vertical stripes can offer a slimming effect for some women.

· A vibrant graphic or print t-shirt can be an interesting choice for an outfit, depending on the situation it is to be worn in.

· The colour of a t-shirt should also be considered. Simpler, more subdued colours such as greys, blacks and dark blues are often a popular choice, though brighter colours can also be used to add a dash of colour to an outfit.


A jacket can be worn over a t-shirt to help create a smart-casual outfit. There are numerous different styles and types which are available.

· A jacket can not only look good when added to an outfit, it can also be a useful item of clothing for the colder months, and can also be used to cover up any body parts which the wearer might be self conscious about.

· For a smarter look, consider a blazer style jacket can be a good choice, and can work well with all kinds of t-shirts, and often include sleeves that can be rolled up to create a more relaxed looking outfit.

· Some leather jackets can also be used in a smart-casual outfit. Jackets made out of leather provide a unique look and feel which is not often attainable with other types of material, and are also durable and long lasting. Leather can, however, be difficult to clean properly.

· Also consider other options such as cardigans and jumpers, which can be a great choice for a smart looking outfit in colder weather.


A simple and popular accessory for a t-shirt is a belt. Belts can be found offering all kinds of different colours, patterns and materials, and can be used to compliment or contrast with an outfit.

· When wearing a tighter, form fitting t-shirt, a thin or skinny belt is a good choice. This can help to complement the outfit without overwhelming it.

· If wearing a looser, more relaxed shirt, wearing a wider belt higher up on the body can look good, and help give shape to the outfit.

· Belts are available in a variety of different materials. A popular and traditional material for belts is leather, which is a hardwearing and practical choice that can also look good, while synthetic belts such as those made of plastic are affordable and widely available.

· For a decorative addition, consider a chain or beaded belt, which can add a unique touch to an outfit.

Jewellery and Other Accessories

Wearing jewellery can improve the look of any outfit, and there is a wide choice of jewellery and other accessories which can be used to achieve a smart casual outfit.

· Some earrings and a bracelet can make a great small addition to the outfit, with the particular colour or material complementing or contrasting with the outfit.

· A necklace or pendant can also be a great addition, with larger pieces working well with t-shirts larger and colourful graphic designs.

· Another simple addition to an outfit, particularly in colder weather, is a scarf or wrap. A thick scarf can help keep the wearer warm, while items made of thinner materials are also available which can be worn in warmer weather.

How to Buy a T-Shirt on eBay

An enormous range of t-shirts can be found on eBay, along with a wide choice of jackets, belts and other accessories to help create a smart-casual look.

· T-Shirts can be found under the Women's Clothing category, which can be accessed through the Clothing, Shoes, Accessories portal.

· Items can be arranged by categories such as price, condition and item location. It is also possible to find t-shirts with a particular colour or material, making it easy to narrow down the listing of available items.

·  Key information about an item, such as the pattern or style of a t-shirt, is often visible in the item listing. Further information can also be found on the item page, including information about the seller such as item reviews and feedback ratings, which help to ensure that a purchase can be made in confidence.

· If a specific t-shirt is required, it may be easier to use the search function at the top of every page. Entering a keyword into the search bar will return relevant results from across the whole site, of from within a specified category.

· Don't forget to look out for any deals on t-shirts which may be available under the Women's Clothing section.


The t-shirt is one of the most widely popular items of clothing, and can be suitable for all many of casual and smart casual outfits. Available in an enormous range of styles and designs, and can be made out of a range of materials. It is simple to accessorise a t-shirt to create a smart-casual look with jackets, blazers, scarves or jewellery. A wide choice of t-shirts and accessories, as well as other pieces of women's clothing, can be found on eBay.

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