Style Inspiration: The Band Tee


Whether menswear or womenswear, washed out or new, the band tee can be dressed up or down. Wear with denim shorts, trainers and a checkered shirt for a more casual approach. Smarten it up with a feminine skirt and a statement necklace. Team it with cigarette pants, a leather biker jacket and a beanie to get the models-off-duty look like Cara.

Cara Delevingne, voted model of the year in 2012 by the British Fashion Council, loves wearing this casual look. Like her, you don’t have to stay faithful to just one band. From Wu Tang to Nirvana, AC/DC to Guns N’ Roses, she struts off an array of different music icons printed onto tees – and she is not alone.

Miranda Kerr posed in an AC/DC long sleeved top on the cover of Russh magazine’s October / November 2012 issue and Demi Lovato wore the old school metal band’s t-shirt live on stage. Lana del Rey donned a distressed Velvet Underground tee by Junk Food Clothing, has been seen in Guns N’ Roses and recently wore an AC/DC shirt to a Red Hot Chili Peppers gig. Mmh… we wonder which music artists, as the epitome of self-referential irony, would be brave enough to wear their own t-shirt? But would that even work? Is the idea of the band tee not to publicly display what you’re inspired by? Can one be inspired by oneself?

Inspiration is not just something external, it is also about nostalgia: a longing for the past, usually for a time that one did not experience oneself (as an adult). There was a time when wearing band tees was the biggest fashion faux pas, whereas today street style blogs are full of the trend. We salute to you, fashion, for turning old ideas into ‘new’ and fancy ones!

Here’s a selection of current Junk Food Clothing tees and sweaters that feature some of our fave nostalgic bands, such as Blondie, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Run DMC and the iconic David Bowie.

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