I've been wearing band shirts since way before my mum bought my first Busted tour shirt back in 2004, it was my absolute favourite top, and something I still pull out of the drawer to look at from time to time. Fast forward 12 years and I've owned over 80 different ones. I feel sick when I think of all of that money.
They're without a doubt the comfiest tees to wear, as well as being the perfect item to wear in bed (especially the baggy ones), team that with having a logo or cool print on it and I'm completely sold.
However, we're all still left thinking 'How are you supposed to style them in a cool and fashionable way?'. Whilst it's all too easy to throw on a pair of ripped jeans and Converse with your cut up 2005 My Chemical Romance shirt, (and yes, that does still look cool thank you very much), there are far more ways to wear them.
I took this challenge upon myself because I'm fed up of loving my shirts but never bringing them out to the world, I even put myself on a ban from buying them which was oh so heartbreaking. When I took to Twitter about this, it seems you're all struggling too.
Below are some of my stylings.
SAVE YOUR BREATH
Reduced price band shirts are always a firm fave for me, but when one of my fave bands are selling shirts off on their final tour, I couldn't not snap a couple up. (See below for the second SYB shirt)
I really like dressing this shirt up, it's interesting how it doesn't look out of place either. It obviously teams well with jeans because that's how we all wear them, but throw on some skyscraper shoes and some leather and you have a match made in heaven.
Plus, who doesn't love to show off a back print?
Another SYB shirt, another back print, another day. This was practically sewn to my body when I first bought it.
I love how it looks with a plain white A-line skirt, leave it baggy over the waistband to show off the back and you're left with something verging girly with that edgy twist. Plus, you can never go wrong with platform boots to complete your outfit.
If I had a pound for every time I've worn this shirt out, or to bed, then I'd be rolling in the cash. It's one of the comfiest shirts I own and I love the opportunity to represent, and promote, one of my absolute favourite bands ever. (Definitely my favourite band since my other faves split up, I'm looking at you KIGH!)
I'm prone to wearing this with the above outfit as the front emblem doesn't make it seem so much of a band shirt until up close. It's a comfy take on the shirt but keeps it more chic.
After buying this on impulse at their final London show last year, I feared that it would be another
£20 tee that would end up in my pyjama drawer and become another hideously priced bed shirt.
But when I tried these items on together, I figured that it can totally be dressed up and can be seen in the light of day, because let's face it, this shirt can be totally cool.
Who doesn't love a band shirt with tailored trousers and monochrome pointed heels?