Whether it's your favorite artist or you just like the graphics (no one will ever know), many of us have band tees in our drawer that are much more versatile than we think. The same styling ideas could also work for favorite sayings, movie or literary tees!
5 Ways To Rock A Band Tee This Spring
Start with the palette of the shirt to inspire the pieces you pair with it. If it's fairly neutral or only has a couple of colors (the fabric and the graphic) you're free to add other neutrals, prints or pops of color however you'd like.
A Denim Skirt + White Casual Sneakers
You can really take this look back to the 80s or 90s with the style of skirt and sneaker you select. For my long torso and shorter legs, I prefer a higher waisted skirt to add inches to my bottom half. A pair of slip-on sneakers is more my style, but a pair of chunky white Dad trainers would be really fun too!
Wide Leg Crops + Platform Sandals
High rise, wide leg crops feel very on-trend and are a great transitional bottom for spring. (See how I created the custom crop on these pants in a previous tutorial here.) Flat sandals would work well too, but I love a little extra height from a platform (a wedge or flatform) to balance the volume of the pants.
Black Joggers + Animal Print Slides
Casual with a little attitude - I love the way a graphic tee and printed sandals bookend a great pair of athleisure pants to create a pulled together outfit. Top with a denim jacket to keep the look cool vs. gym-ready.
Animal Print Midi + Strappy Flat Sandals
Cheetah, Leopard, Snake - could be the title of the band or their biggest hit or the animal print you pair the t-shrit with, but it works! Make sure the shirt and skirt share at least one similar color or tone to help them pair well. Sandals can ground the wild look or add even more edge with stud details. (This outfit will transition perfectly into fall with a moto jacket and boots!)
Distressed Denim + Metallic Flats
Probably the most basic look - a jeans and t-shirt - but adding a metallic flat makes it a little more special. I picked a pair of gold huarache style sandals, but ballet flats or loafers in silver or pewter would look great too. Bonus lady-like points if you match the shine to the hardware on your satchel or tote!
I hope at least one of these outfits inspires you to pull that band tee out of your drawer and take it on tour this spring! As you can see, there are plenty of options beyond cutoffs for showing off your favorite artist.
All my Best,
Kastle Waserman on Apr 30, 2021
Great ideas! I love pulling out all my band tees!