Tees are a perfect summer wardrobe item, whether they boast big, bold graphics, band logos or photos, or personal statements.

Tees that talk -- that is, ones with words splashed across the front -- have been incredibly "in" over the past year. Just ask Vanessa Hudgens and Lady Gaga, who each made statements of incredibly different sorts with their word-heavy t-shirts and demonstrated that you can style tees on the high and low end.

Vanessa Hudgens

The actress let the world know of her love of caffeine with a white tank splattered with the demand: "I NEED COFFEE." Paired with a baseball cap and leggings, along with a massive statement bag, The Hudge was casual Cali cool. This is how you do a dressed-down tee.

Vanessa Hudgens Tee
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Lady Gaga

Mother Monster was a bit more fashionable with her white tee with black words -- perhaps she wants to spark an environmental change? Or not. We love the structured bag, full skirt and topknot. A tee is not just a tee here. Gaga's pairing was decidedly high fashion.

Lady Gaga Tee
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Selena Gomez

We're not sure what the tee that the singer and actress is wearing says but it's lots o' letters and it matches her print pants. Loud and proud, Selena. Loud and proud.

Selena Gomez Tee
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Rita Ora

The British singer wore a cute and kitschy shirt and the phrase could be taken in many different ways. The long, loose and light skirt and Converse kicks are a street style version of dressy casual -- and we mean that non-literally.

Rita Ora Tee
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