Old-navy-mens-tees-1One of the things I love about spring fashion is how much more colorful the options are for updating my outfit options. I’ve partnered with Old Navy to style two looks around their new #neverbasic men’s tees. In almost all my outfits there’s a tee in there somewhere, even if it’s simply styled under one of my favorite button down shirts. So, my aim was to show the flexibility of wearing colorful tees. Click through after the jump to see how I style up these cool and comfortable spring looks for any event, day or night.

Old-navy-mens-tees-2Working freelance means I’m crisscrossing my way around the city on a daily basis. From morning coffee meetings to an evening dinner event, my day often covers a variety of different business and social activities. The great thing about layering up from a solid tee is it means I can build an outfit fit for all of those engagements.

The gorgeous ‘Laguna Beach’ teal color of this crew-neck tee immediately caught my eye – I love how it makes a strong statement as part of the outfit, too. I added to the comfort of the soft-wash and tag free design by layering it with a navy jacket. This piece allowed me to up the formality of the outfit as needed, making me able to seamlessly wear the outfit from daytime meetings into sophisticated cocktail hour at a high-end hotel bar. The white denim and low chukka’s lend a fresh, spring-like feel to the overall look. Scroll over the image above to shop the look!Old-navy-mens-tees-4Current mood: is it happy hour yet…?!Old-navy-mens-tees-5For my second spring tees look I opted for a cool and casual daytime look. This get up is one of my weekend go-tos for brunch and coffee dates: casually rolled army green chinos, white sneaks, a graphic striped tee and my throw-on-anytime suede biker jacket.Old-navy-mens-tees-6Graphic horizontal stripes are a great way to add visual punch to an outfit. I love bright color but often all that’s needed is a splash of hue to tick the color box in an outfit. Foiling a bright outfit piece with neutrals helps to give that piece emphasis in the overall get up.Old-navy-mens-tees-8As spring temperatures can fluctuate I like to layer my tees. Not only does it give more warmth and comfort but it looks super cool, too! A simple white tee worn and folded at the sleeves with this bright blue Hula tee gives an air of effortless spring style.

Scroll over the image above to shop the outfit!Old-navy-mens-tees-10Notice how the color and pattern in the outfit really sing because I kept the other elements pared back: simple chinos and white sneaks.Old-navy-mens-tees-10aWhy aren’t all manhole covers painted in bright stripes like this?! Total #MakeYouSmileStyle right there!Old-navy-mens-tees-11When your tee coordinates with a painted brick wall it would be rude not to pose for a picture, right?! Let me know how you wear spring tees and your favorite items for spring layering in the comments below!Old-navy-mens-tees-12 // Styling and art direction by Will Taylor | Photography by Jean-Laurent Gaudy | Posted in collaboration with Old Navy; all views my own.


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Wish my boyfriend would dress like you emailing him this as a subtle hint lol

  2. Cutie! Was that last picture in Central Park? Love your style posts!

  3. I didn’t realize Old Navy did such nice menswear, will have to let my hubs know! Have a great weekend Will!!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.