We all love our t-shirts. Crew neck, V-neck, graphic and plain, the t-shirt is the foundation of (literally everyone’s) closet. But sometimes (and we mean no disrespect), t-shirts can get boring. How many times can you wear that Rolling Stones tee before you run out of ideas? But, alas, with a simple cut of the sleeves, t-shirts just got a (w)hole lot more interesting.
Muscle tees (once typically reserved for bodybuilders and tattoo enthusiasts), are a frequent pick of reigning cool girls Kendall and Kylie Jenner—both known for their edgy, barrier-breaking fashions. To style it a la the Jenner sisters, all you really need is sunglasses and a crossbody bag (and a few paparazzi, no big deal).
Whether you choose to cut the sleeves off yourself (for that frayed, rockstar vibe), or opt for one of the many statement-making ones from Forever 21 (like this cool New York version), this rebellious-feeling take on the basic tee is a must-try for your style. To really make a statement, pair a white muscle tee with a bold necklace and pencil skirt—you’ll look chic, cool, and professional all at once (the ultimate outfit trifecta).
So if you’re feeling rebellious, need a quick (and simple) wardrobe change, or just watched a Project Runway marathon and are feeling that Tim Gunn designer energy, shake things up with the mighty muscle tee.