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By Laura Iglehart, Student at Georgetown University

In some of their recent collections, designers like Stella McCartney, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and even Nicolas Ghesquière (formerly of Balenciaga) sent models down the runways clad in wild, in-your-face T-shirts.

This not-so-subtle trend quickly found fame in many fashion bloggers’ wardrobes and replaced the minimalist, white V-neck T-shirts that were popular a season ago. Many other labels and designers have also been inspired to create their own signature graphic tees.

Given the current weather transition from hot to cold, there is nothing more reliable and style-able than an awesome tee. Graphic tees are a cooler (literally and figuratively) alternative to other tops and can be found with a variety of different slogans, designs or pictures.

Best of all, these are all year-round, easy-to-wear tops that pair well with jorts in the summer and boyfriend jeans and a cardigan in the winter. Here are my top five picks!

#1 Brian Lichtenberg

Brian Lichtenberg’s tees are quirky take on the logos of popular labels, such as Céline and Hermès. SEE: Homiés South Central and Féline Meow tees.

#2 Rodarte

Rodarte has designed its own line of trendy tees popular among celebs. SEE: Rodarte 3D Rodarte Heart T-Shirt.

#3 J.Crew

J.Crew’s tribal tee pairs well with skirts and pants for an edgy but sophisticated look. SEE: Linen Bazaar Tee.

#4 Zara

Zara’s feminine floral tee is a great basic and can easily be “punked up” with a leather jacket or skirt. SEE: Floral Print T-Shirt.

#5 Project Social T

Project Social T’s top is a sure-fire way to add some “radness” to any outfit. SEE: Paris Roll-Sleeve Tee.