I love fashion for many reasons. Fashion provides the ability to express yourself, it gives you a sense of identity, and it draws inspiration from so many things; culture, music, demographics, geographics, art, entertainment, nature, and so much more. Not only does the world around us inspire fashion, but fashion also inspires the world around us. There are so many influential moments that inspire todays fashion, music being number one, in my opinion. Not only the genre of music but the artists as well. Think about how much of an impact the entertainment industry has on the world of fashion. Hit makers like Rihanna, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Prince, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stafani, (just to name a few) have majorly molded fashion today. Which leads me to the latest fashion phenomenon... band tees.
Yes, Rock & Roll band tees are a staple in fashion and have been around for decades. However, within the last year the evolution of band tees have penetrated everyday fashion in many creative ways. Customizing classic iconic band tees into retro statement pieces by bleaching, distressing, adding lace, lattice, grommets, fringe, etc., have innovatively reintroduced itself into mainstream fashion. Whether you're keeping it casual and pair it with chucks and your favorite jeans, or you're heading for a night on the town and pair an oversized band tee with killer knee high boots, a retro band tee can elevate any look. It adds character and culture, and honestly just looks super badass!
This entire look can be found at Forever21!