The summer heat usually means stripping down to the basics and leaving all that extra swag at home. But before you consider leaving nothing to the imagination, mull over the freedom of expression with an explicitly cool graphic tee.  

From the jersey cotton to 100 percent standard, these eye-catching graphics make this breathable staple a surefire must this summer. So whether you voyage to the South of France or take a stroll through the Windy City, here are 15 of the most, illustrative and summer-appropriate tees from around the web! 

—Nicole Miles