Besides being an awesome souvenir from that last concert you went to or a special hand-me-down from a super-cool family members, band T-shirts are one of the most versatile and timeless staples a wardrobe can have—after all, these babies only look better with age, wears, and tears. And there’s no funner way to show your music savvy than sporting a classic band tee to the concert on your list, but how do you wear yours and still get those doubletakes in a sea of concert-goers? We gathered a few unexpected combinations from the CF community to reference next time you’re putting together a rock-ready outfit.
Reimagine Retro With Trusty Blues
If you’re looking for a classic concert look, try keeping your outfit simple by pairing your favorite pair of jeans with your band tee, and finishing it off with of the vintage-inspired accessories. The fisherman hat and mules are a rock ’n’ roll favorite, while a simple black crossbody is a practical choice for a night of singing, dancing, and generally getting rowdy.
Treat Your Tee Like a Low-Key Basic
If you’re feeling a little shy about repping your band pride on concert day, play it cool by layering your tee under your favorite V-neck and tucking it neatly into tapered blues. Having your vintage top peek out from a sleek slip top gives it a current twist that feels fashion-forward.
Create a Far-Out Look With A ’70s Inspired Print
Embrace your inner lead singer by reaching for to your wildest pants and topping off your band T-shirt with a rockstar-inspired faux-fur jacket. The tennis shoes balance the boldness of the outfit and make this ensemble ready for traversing even the biggest of festival grounds.
Tap Into ’90s Nostalgia by Adding Throwback Accessories
Headed to an outdoor show? Pair your outfit with round sunglasses to give an otherwise everyday look a little rockstar attitude. Plus, by keeping the #OOTD nearly monochrome with black-and-white checkered trousers, this outfit proudly proclaims “I’m with the band.”
Inspired to give your favorite band T-shirt a new look? Tag us on Instagram @cfashionista so we can see how you style it!
Featured photo by @pauliinavartola.