The other day, as we were getting ready for a day out, I felt completely grateful for our hometown of Brooklyn, New York. My daughter was born here and so was I. My husband, originally from Maryland, doesn’t ever plan on moving. I love that even when we’re old, we will look at Brooklyn and think fondly of all the memories we created here.
River has a “Je t’aime Brooklyn” shirt that I completely adore; as for me, I have nothing. On most days, I feel like my accent, my sass, and my style might be a dead giveaway. But in addition to all of that, I would love a cute t-shirt I could rock when I’m away from my home. I didn’t expect to find much out there that wasn’t dreadfully tacky. But I was surprised!
Here are 10 tasteful ways to represent your hometown with a t-shirt!
Brooklyn 1 of 10
Up first, my hometown. This Spike Lee Brooklyn tee is newbie, but it's sure to be a classic wardrobe piece soon enough. It's marked for men, but with a pair of high waisted jeans, or even belted, I can totally see myself rocking this number.
Chicago 2 of 10
Ha! I love the spin on the "keep calm"!
Virginia 3 of 10
I anticipated finding only the usual "Virgina is for Lovers" t-shirt, but how I love this "Virginia is for Hustlers" tee! It's true, and be proud of it!
Portland 4 of 10
So I've never been to Portland, but some aspects of the rain and fog sound totally dreamy. Especially if it means getting to wear this tee!
Texas 5 of 10
Is it weird that I am not from Texas, but I really want this t-shirt?! No? Okay, thanks.
California 6 of 10
This California crop top feels like such a classic with it's Coca-Cola inspired colors and font.
Wisconsin 7 of 10
Every t-shirt I found that represented Wisconsin had something to do with beer or cheese; neither of which I like. But this one with the bike is a winner.
Florida 8 of 10
I like that the flamingo alone represents Florida here. It isn't spelled out like most hometown tees.
Washington DC 9 of 10
The small piece makes such a large impact.
Nashville 10 of 10
I see this tee often on Instagram. The design is perfect in its simplicity, but it still makes a huge statement.
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