4 Ways To Wear a Band Tee Without Looking Like You Rolled Out Of Bed
If you haven’t noticed, band tees are suddenly a hot commodity. Specifically metal bands that you never would’ve thought were cool until you saw Kendall Jenner wearing some of their merch.
If you’re looking for a way to rock your dad’s vintage Rolling Stones shirt without looking like you’re on a walk of shame or straight outta Woodstock, don’t worry, we’ve got you. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to assist the hipster bros who assault you with questions like, “if you love Pink Floyd so much, name all their albums.” Maybe stick to wearing shirts with bands that you actually like to be safe. Or just tell them to fuck off?
We asked vintage curator Lexie Jiaras about how she styles some of her coolest vintage tees, some of which are currently available on her shop.
1. Go Big Or Go Home
Going pants-less is finally acceptable outside your apartment! Well…kinda. Just snag a tee that covers your ass, and maybe rock some bike shorts or spandex underneath to be safe. To dress it up so that nobody thinks you forgot your pants, a pair of killer thigh high boots can serve as your “bottoms.” Lexi’s are Chanel, but ASOS sells a more affordable pair here. Lexi also added a bandana around her neck to add to the rocker vibe.
2. Punch Up The Patterns
A colorful band tee, like this Paul McCartney one, doesn’t mean that you have to stick to black or neutral colored bottoms. Lexi proves that mixing a colorful pattern with another colorful pattern can totally work, especially when a leather jacket is added on top. She tied velvet fabric around her neck for a choker look, which is something you can totally DIY after picking up a fabric of your choice at your local craft store. These Nasty Gal shorts would look great with this shirt too.
3. Show Some Skin
An easy way to take your oversized T-shirt from boxy to banging is to tie it up in the front. You can tie it up in the back too, but it’s a lot less comfortable. Lexi’s vintage denim jacket adds to the retro vibe (and comfiness) of this look.
4. Sugar and Spice
Pairing a band tee with something girlier is always a fun contrast. A plaid miniskirt like this one on Lexi rocks is girly in it’s shape, but still punky with its pattern. Her Stuart Weitzman boots amp up the fashion factor, but if you’re going for something less high fashion, you could always try combat boots or high-top sneakers like these.