Mad Love: How to Wear a Band Tee for Festival Season

Mad Love: How to Wear a Band Tee for Festival Season

The Coachella #FOMO is real, ya’ll!  I did get the opportunity to take a road trip this past weekend, but it was definitely not out to sunny California.  Instead, Brandon and I hopped into his car and traveled up the East Coast to New Jersey to visit some of his family.  If you followed along on my Instagram stories, you would have seen us do some bar-hopping, visit beautiful state parks that gave us a gorgeous view of the NYC skyline, and eat lots of great food with family and friends!  Of course, while I had an amazing time making such special memories, I was also envious of everyone sharing their awesome stories of great music and even greater fashion at Coachella on the opposite coast!  I took some of their experiences and used it as inspiration for this post: how to wear a band tee!

If you’re a regular festival attendee, I’m sure you’ve noticed the abundance of band tees worn in so many ways.  From Guns N’ Roses to Aerosmith and more, people are wearing them ripped, tucked in, laced-up, and layered.  Since I recently got the chance to see JoJo in concert, I picked up one of her tees from the merch table as a memento.  At every concert I go to, I try to come home with some form of merch, and it seems tees are my #1 go-to!  For those of you who have read She Saw Style for a while now, you may remember how I styled this one from the Dalton Rapattoni concert, or maybe even this hoodie from when I saw Moriah Peters nearly two years ago.  I own several more, and my family and boyfriend will vouch for how often I wear them – pretty much every day.

For my styling, I chose super simple pieces to pair together.  Since festivals can be hot during the day and cooler in the evenings, with unexpected rain showers in between, I went comfy with easy layers.  My tee is white with brighter colors in the graphic, so I wore it with black shorts and added a blue denim jacket – something that can be tied around the waist, laid on the ground to sit on, or worn over the shoulders when the chill of the night comes around.  Sneakers are totally the way to go, no matter how many other girls are wearing boots.  You’ll be walking and standing the whole day, so you want to choose something as comfortable as possible for your lil’ puppies.  Layer up on the sunscreen, but also bring a hat to shield your head.  Most girls like myself don’t want to smother their scalp in sunscreen and ruin their hair, so a hat keeps you from nasty sunburns.  Last but not least, stick with a crossbody bag to hold only the necessities.  You won’t want to lug around a giant purse and kill your shoulder, so pack light!

If you have the chance to purchase a band tee specifically for an artist you’ll be able to see at the festival, make sure to bring that along.  You never know how many friends you’ll make just because you have similar music tastes!  I’ve had several people come up to me while I’m wearing my JoJo shirt and tell me they love her too!  It’s so fun to see how much you might have in common with total strangers!

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tee (purchased on tour so not sold online) | shorts | sneakers | jacket | hat | bag



  1. April 19, 2017 / 6:14 AM

    Girl, you are totally ready for Coachella in this outfit! I also love wearing oversized band or graphic tees to festivals because it is fuss free but still stylish 🙂 Not a huge fan of wearing bathing suits to festivals anyways…. no sunburn for me!

  2. April 19, 2017 / 11:05 AM

    Your tee is taking me back to my high school days — I LOVED JoJo!
    You look so cute and ready for a music festival!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  3. Ashley
    April 19, 2017 / 7:09 PM

    Such a cute laid back look! I love how you styled the band tee! What a perfect festival look!

  4. April 19, 2017 / 10:16 PM

    I love band tees. Whenever I go to a concert, I always purchase a tee shirt because every time you wear it, it reminds you of the good time you had. I love the way you paired the Jo Jo tee with Jean shorts & hat.


  5. April 19, 2017 / 10:36 PM

    I think a band tee makes any outfit super cool and I love pairing it with shorts like you did! I don’t own any but I love styling regular basic t shirts in the summer 🙂

  6. April 19, 2017 / 11:24 PM

    Such a cute outfit! The bag is so adorable!

  7. April 20, 2017 / 12:37 AM

    The only band tee I own is from the early 90’s and is New Kids on the Block haha! Loving your look, GF!

    xo, Sara

  8. April 20, 2017 / 12:56 AM

    This is a super cute look on you! Totally a look I could wear to a concert. I remember I saw your concert snaps on your Instastory and it brought me back to when I used to love Jojo! I don’t know why I stop listening to her!!!

    Iliana |

  9. Anna English
    April 20, 2017 / 9:54 AM

    I love a good band tee, this one is super cute!

  10. Nataly
    April 20, 2017 / 11:41 AM

    I love a good band tee for anytime, but for a festival is a great idea too!

  11. April 20, 2017 / 12:32 PM

    Such a fun and edgy look!!! I’m having serious coachella envy right now too haha!! Gorgeous as always 😉 xx

  12. April 20, 2017 / 2:02 PM

    Girl, I feel like we are on the same wavelength sometimes. So sad about missing Coachella, but we need to go one year! I’m obsessed with the more laid back, festival look. Plus, you had me with the graphic tee. I heard JoJo was amazing and loved watching your Insta Videos of the concert! Need to try to see her!

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  13. April 20, 2017 / 2:09 PM

    I would have worn that shirt to Coachella, it’s look amazing. This whole look is amazing.

  14. April 20, 2017 / 2:15 PM

    OMG JoJo!! Where has she been lately lol!

  15. April 20, 2017 / 3:55 PM

    Love this entire look, especially your adorable JoJo band tee!! Waiting for her to make a comeback!

  16. April 20, 2017 / 5:54 PM

    Such a cute way to wear a band tee. And the hat is the perfect way to top it off. I’m all about the cross body bag. So much better for your shoulder and great to move around in. Hope you had fun in Jersey!

    xx Yasmin

  17. April 20, 2017 / 11:01 PM

    I love that Tee its soo cute!!

  18. April 21, 2017 / 8:18 AM

    I LOVE that you chose JoJo as your band tee! She was my fave back in the day!

  19. Ruthie
    April 21, 2017 / 9:42 AM

    What I love about this outfit is that it is ridiculously cute, but it is also comfy! You look amazing babe!! XO

  20. April 21, 2017 / 12:10 PM

    you look amazing! the perfect festival outfit!

  21. April 21, 2017 / 5:06 PM

    Such a beautiful look babe just in time for the Chella season!! So sad I miss my first year where I actually had tickets but maybe next year. You look stunning as always!!


  22. April 21, 2017 / 6:20 PM

    I went to Coachella last weekend and had a blast. Thank you so much for sharing my dear. Loving your style and I agree about making friends cause of band tees. Hehe

  23. April 21, 2017 / 7:23 PM

    Haha, why go to Coachella when you can go to New Jersey right? Haha, just kidding, as I’m also on the #nochella list this year I’m loving all the festival looks around and definitely like the band tees, both as memorabilia, but as fashion and conversation starters as well. And I’m with you on JoJo for sure! 🙂

  24. April 22, 2017 / 11:51 AM

    You definitely look ready for Coachella! That oufit is so cute! Love the bousy tee with shorts!

  25. April 22, 2017 / 4:22 PM

    You look so cute and ready for festival season!! My sister went to Coachella last weekend and I’m super jealous!


    Lauren //

  26. April 23, 2017 / 9:02 PM

    Looking SO Coachella-ready!! Love the hat with this festival look!

  27. April 24, 2017 / 9:39 AM

    I would have come up to you too because I love me some JoJo! She has such a unique voice and she can actually sing live as well. Not many artists can do that and she’s a TRUE artist! I’ve never thought about getting tees from concerts, but it’s such a great idea. Since I like unique items that can’t be found in stores, it makes a lot of sense for me to do this!

  28. Mary Powers
    April 25, 2017 / 11:11 AM

    This is SO cute!! Adore all of it and you really need to be at Coachella! Your weekend trip sounds like it was a great alternative 🙂

    – Mary

  29. April 26, 2017 / 3:13 AM

    I love your outfit, especially as Coachella outfit inspo! I also was longingly looking at the beautiful photos of palm trees and pools that people were posting!

  30. April 27, 2017 / 5:07 PM

    I love, love, love the rocker chic fest vibes from your outfit! I, too, wished I could have gone to Coachella this year! I was so jelly seeing all the fab photos from everyone who had gone. Oh well, maybe next year 😉

    xo, Jo

  31. April 27, 2017 / 9:21 PM

    Band tees are such a festival essential, especially vintage ones! I always pair mine just like this and this would have been a great outfit for Coachella, but I’m sure you’ll rock it at another one this year!
    Jordan xx

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