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Why The Band T-Shirt is Your Ultimate Style Hack

Let’s face it: Trying to look effortlessly cool is easier said than done. If trying to pull that vibe still gets to you, then consider the band tee your style hack to looking instantly edgy now. After all, there’s a reason rock stars are often cited as fashion muses.

Born out of the whole “who you calling ugly?” movement that’s sweeping fashion now, the look is reminiscent of designs from American retail chain Hot Topic. It’s also the uniform of most Fashion Week attendees, who are channelling the “street meets rock chick meets model off duty” look. In short, it gives you an #instacool OOTD.

Here, we round up some of our favourite band tee pairings and shopping buys to cop:

#1: Note the party vibe with the glittery turtleneck and sash belt.
#2: Do that Alison Mosshart thing with a leather mini skirt and kitten heels.
#3: Keep the look retro cool with flare pants and booties.
#4: Flats and capris can keep things posh.
#5: For a typical rock babe vibe, throw on a moto jacket.
#6: Or just keep things simple by tucking in a little bit of your tee.
Buy #1: McQ Alexander McQueen cotton T-shirt, $250, www.mytheresa.com
Buy #2: Cotton T-shirt, US$65 (S$88), www.privei.com
Buy #3: Isabel Marant Etoile cotton T-shirt, $190, www.mytheresa.com
Buy #4: Cotton T-shirt, $59.90, Topshop
Buy #5: Jersey sleeveless top, $24.90, H&M
Like this? Finish your look with a Michael Kors smartwatch, complete your getup with a Superega X Female tote, or pair it with next season’s hottest English-inspired patterns.