Whether you’re wearing a new Lady Gaga tee or a vintage Rolling Stones shirt, you’ve got to wear it properly. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind the next time you decide to embrace your inner rocker.
DO dress up your band shirt
Just because your Blondie shirt circa 1975 looks awesome with a pair of jeans, doesn’t mean that’s all you should wear it with. Instead, go for a black, high-waisted skirt with a pair of pumps.
DO layer your band shirt
For a more casual look, layer your Strokes shirt under a blazer, cardigan or jacket. And don’t worry if it covers up part of the design!
DO modify your band shirt
If all you could get was an XL (that’s what you get for going to the merchandise table after the show!) then its time to get creative with the scissors. Make an off-the-shoulder shirt, rip off the sleeves or distress the fabric.
DO buy vintage
All the things that make a band shirt cool “ softened fabric, a loose fit and even a faded design “ can be found in vintage. Not to mention, a thrifted Led Zeppelin shirt is way more authentic than a new one.
DON’T wear the shirt of a band you don’t listen to
If you don’t listen to Bob Marley, don’t wear a Bob Marley shirt. If you don’t listen to Jimi Hendrix, don’t wear a Jimi Hendrix shirt. If you don’t listen The Beatles, don’t wear a Beatles shirt. Getting the picture?
DON’T wear the shirt the day after the concert
Wearing your Death Cab for Cutie shirt the day after seeing them in concert is, well, lame. Give it a couple weeks.
DON’T go overboard with the rocker look
Leather, chains, studs and plaid “ unless you’re in a London-based punk band “ should not be worn all together. Instead, go for a pair of Doc Martens or a studded purse.