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Warning: Graphic Content

Although 2012 has been very feminine in terms of fashion trends, the fall trends will delve into more masculine territory. Most designers presented menswear inspired wardrobes that are perfect for the salt mines but others took a more casual approach because we all know that there is life after work hours.

I’ve been obsessing with graphic tees for some time now. When Balenciaga presented graphic sweaters on the runways last February I felt that my obsession received some validation and acceptance. Now I go to the Balenciaga website to admire the tees from the Egyptofunk collection which cost between 285 and 295 dollars and I catch myself thinking if it’s okay to spend so much on a 100% cotton tee. I’m still thinking…

While my mind breaks down due to the internal tug-of-war, I move on to more down to Earth (read: affordable) options that will surely make any fan girl, groupie, band aid, or fashion girl squeal with delight. I did a little net surfing on some of the websites that sell graphic tees like Urban Outfitters, Chaser, and Hot Topics. When I think of truly great graphic tees I think of Iron Maiden and Eddie, their mascot. I recommend you to begin your search in vintage shops since they tend to have cheaper and more unique finds. I found my Mötley Crüe tee at Ouna’s for $18.  If it doesn’t work out then check out some of my picks.

From left to right: 1 / 2 (Urban Outfitters)

From left to right: 1 / 2 (Urban Outfitters)

From left to right: 1 / 2 / 3 (Brand: Chaser)

From left to right: 1 / 2 (Hot Topics)

And last but not least…

Iron Maiden “Killers” tee (Hot Topics)

Word of advice: if you’re going to buy a band tee, you gotta back that shit up. There are few things more pathetic than wearing a Nirvana tee and answering the favorite song question with “Smells like teen spirit”. You see, when you answer with that specific song they will ask for another favorite song that wasn’t a hit, so what are you going to do if you’re not a big Nirvana fan?

So what do you think? Will you surf the graphic tee/sweater wave or watch from the sidelines? Sound off below and have a great day!

Till the next post!! Take care.

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3 thoughts on “Warning: Graphic Content

  1. I don’t have a favorite Nirvana song – I appreciate them for bringing me grunge, but I prefer California alternative to Seattle (says this Virginian). But us old ladies do look at teenagers in Sublime and Nirvana t’s and wonder why they’re not wearing One Direction shirts ;)

    Okay – old lady rant over. I love that graphic tees are coming back! I love the look of one under a blazer with hot jeans (or a skirt, etc.) to make an outfit a bit more casual!

    • LOL I dislike when teens or hipsters wear band tees and know little to nothing of the band. They’re just asking for trouble and embarrassment. I also think that graphic tees look great under a blazer with some jeans and great big shoes. Thanks for commenting!

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