Wednesday, 8 October 2008

I'm with the band!

This season is going to see the return of bands such as Led Zepplin, AC\DC and The Police. No, no they’re not doing a ‘Take That’ and reforming, they’re appearing across the chests of stars such as Kylie, Lindsey Lohan and Carmen Electra.

Stars have adopted the look with the likes of Kylie supporting 'The Police' and Lindsay supporting 'Iron Maiden' with their retro Tee's.

As for wear to buy them, vintage is always best. Beyond Retro and Rokit are both great shops to pick up a vintage band tee, but be prepared to pay a little more for the truly retro bands.

If rummaging through racks of Vintage clothes isn’t your thing, the Internet is always a good place to start. is a great website where you can buy vintage t-shirts and they come in both men’s and women’s (Men’s t-shirts are easily adaptable and can give you a cool oversized look).

I love this Sex Pistols t-shirt, with diamantes to add a little femininity to the look, for £35.

And of course, ASOS is not far behind with a wide range of Junk Food t-shirts. (which pay homage to not just bands but to superheroes too!) including
this AC/DC t-shirt (£40)

Or you can follow in Kylie’s footsteps and pick up this Police offering

If you are still unsure on how to wear this trend, here are my 5 Band Tee rules:

1) Retro is best: Make sure you stick to old bands rather than contemporary ones. If your Tee looks too new then you’ve got the style wrong.

2) Don’t wear it too tight. Why not go a size or two bigger? For an evening look tuck into a high-waisted pencil skirt or with super skinny jeans and killer heels.

3) For a day look, team with a pair of converse or ripped denim shorts, tights and pumps. If you’re a little more adventurous, why not follow in Aggy’s footsteps and team with a pair of tailored trousers and braces.

4) If you can’t find the exact style you like, you can always customise! Slash the neck line for a truly 80’s look (set to be big this season!)

5) Finally and most importantly, keep it simple and relaxed. To avoid looking contrived keep hair and make up to a minimum but perhaps add some gothic dark nails.

Post written by Alexa Gilbert
London College of Fashion

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