Does Your Teenager Only Want To Wear Tees?

How many battles do you have with your teenager over what they should wear? If they’re lounging around the house, it’s no issue. But sometimes, just sometimes, you want them to wear something a little different. Or, at least, wear their tees with more style.

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Below, we’ll tell you how you can guide your teenagers towards better style.

Understanding the Tee Appeal

First off, what’s so bad about only wanting to wear tees? If it’s because they’re wearing the same tee over and over, fair enough. But if they’re varying their tees and style, it shouldn’t be an issue. But we also understand that if you’re going out for a nice family dinner or party, you want them to wear more than your basic tee.

Still, tees represent comfort, ease, and a canvas for self-expression. And they’re cheap – perfect for families who don’t want to spend a fortune on clothes. Cheap t shirts from online stores like Wordans are excellent.

Balancing Comfort and Style

Comfort is king, especially in the teenage years. It’s possible to style t-shirts in a way that’s comfortable and stylish. Encourage your teenager to experiment with different fits and styles of tees – fitted, oversized, cropped, or layered. Each style offers a different aesthetic.

You can show them accessorising and buy a few pieces of jewellery (store brand, not the brand brand) to elevate a basic tee. Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune. 

Encouraging Fashion Exploration

Fashion is a fantastic way for teens to explore their identities and express individuality. 

Encourage your teenager to experiment with different styles and pieces – beyond t-shirts. 

And do you want to know what we think works well? Take them on a shopping trip. Yes, your bank account will cry, but they’re teenagers. If they’re not working and relying on you, you’re probably the reason why they’re constantly wearing tees and jeans. 

Check out different stores or browse online together and find new styles and pieces. Encourage them to step out of their comfort zone.

Supporting Their Choices While Offering Guidance

It’s natural to want to guide your teenager’s choices. We’re almost hard-wired to do it. Should their fashion choices be one of them? It depends on whether we’re talking about a teenage boy who’s worn the same top for 7 days in a row and has pizza down it or a girl who wears a new tee every day and creates endless washing. Both can be as annoying as the other.

Still, support their decisions. You can guide them towards a good fashion sense (or at least more varied) but don’t force them. 

The one thing you don’t want to do is cause problems. A teenager is a teenager – most parents have enough battles. But we also understand that sometimes, you’d love them to wear a nice pair of trousers and a shirt. Still, don’t start World War 1000 (not WW3, you probably had that during the Terrible Twos, and you’ll be on War 1000 now) with them if your teenager only wants to wear tees. Just buy them tees and bottoms that look good. It’s as simple as that.

Author: Courtenay

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