Music is very important to me! It’s what brought me and my husband together. “Back in the day,” I was in a band and as you can tell from our faces, we took our music very seriously! No smiling allowed. If you’ve been to any department store or boutique recently, you’ve noticed the “Band Tee” has made quite an appearance on the shelf. So, why are we so connected to these pieces in our closet? You can wear one and instantly everyone knows something pretty intimate about you without ever saying a word. Bands are also emotional ties to something that we may have been going through in our lives…perhaps a break up, where you fell in love or maybe just an amazing girls night out. Every time we wear these pieces we are instantly transported to some event in our life. For instance, every time I think of Metallica, I think of sitting in my best friend’s bedroom in high school getting ready to go out. Queen evokes memories of playing “Bohemian Rhapsody” over and over in the car with my friends until we had the whole thing memorized. You don’t necessarily have to love all of a band’s music. It’s more about the connection and memory. No matter what “face” (click here to find yours) you’re in, this is a trend anyone can “rock” anyway they want! It’s all about personal connection!
We recently did an entire scene at a runway show centered around this trend and I thought it would be a great way to show you how you can incorporate it into your daily wardrobe.
Photography by Thomas Garza
Now, I’m no idiot. I realize these are runway looks and many of you would not wear them in your daily life as is. However, we can gain inspiration from them. Perhaps you have a fun girls night out or date night planned. Pair your tee with velvet pants or a skirt and heels like I have below. Take it to the next level with a fun jacket or vest. Not into the heels? Casualize it with a funky, fashion tennis shoe!
Scroll through for this look and some helpful suggestions