How to Style Band Tees

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Let’s talk about band tees. While the basic T-shirt can be traced back to the early 1900s, graphic tees, including band tees, didn’t become popular until the 1960s. They were first introduced by a Mill Valley, California-based company called Monster Company, which started screen-printing tees featuring Grateful Dead art and pro-marijuana counterculture designs. (Source: Rocker Tee)

Today, you can find T-shirts for any band. One of the reasons we love band tees is because they are so easy to style. Here are some of our favorite band tee looks!

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The Casual Look

We’re starting strong with a casual look that can be altered for any season. For summer, try French-tucking this colorful Janis Joplin Psychedelic Navy Heather T-Shirt ($25.95, shop here) into destructed boyfriend jeans, then slip on some all-white Vans ($50, shop here). Add a few dainty gold chains, and you’re ready to face the day.

To warm this outfit up for the cooler months, simply throw on your favorite chunky cardigan.

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The Stylish Look

A worn-in band tee with a dainty, feminine skirt is the kind of juxtaposition we live for. For warmer months, try pairing this Forest In Utero Nirvana T-Shirt ($24.99, shop here) with an above-the-knee floral-print wrap skirt and some Club C 85 Model Vintage Reeboks ($75, shop here).

For fall and winter, pair this tee with a floral maxi skirt, Dr. Martens ($150, shop here), and an oversized destructed denim jacket.

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The “Dressier” Look

If you want to style a band tee for a dressier occasion, try pairing it with a blazer!

This Washed Led Zeppelin Tee ($34, shop here) would look fantastic with an oversized black blazer with a delicate pattern such as houndstooth or plaid. If you like the monochrome look, pair it with black trousers or jeans.


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