I’m not really a “band tee” kind of girl. Mainly because I would look rather ridiculous wearing a tee of most of the “bands” that I like (Westlife anybody?) Nirvana however are a completely different kettle of fish and probably my musical saving grace.
I’d wanted a Nirvana tee for a while but what I didn’t want was that Fruit of the Loom type t-shirt with itchy fabric and a round neck which is in minus figures of the flattering stakes. There’s something about those kinds of tshirts on girls that give me the yack factor and I wanted to get my hands on one that I could “girl” up a bit and not look like a 15 year old grebo in a mosh pit in…. there’s a time and a place for that look and my mid (to late) twenties is not that time.
I eventually happened upon this tee in none other than good ole Primark in their “alternative band tshirt” section next to the likes of Guns n Roses and The Rolling Stones which all the “scene” girls go gaga over (despite having never listened to a song by the band whose tee they’ve just bought – don’t even get me started on that).
I’ve been pairing my tee with denim shorts or jeans in the summer and wore it over the weekend with this mint green cardigan* from Yours Clothing in a bit of an ode to Kurt Cobain and his love of oversized slouchy cardigans. This cardigan is described as “eyelash open mesh” because of the texture of it, I’d describe more as “furry” and the colour is more fluro than mint. I’ve been living in this because of how comfortable it is – I also picked it up in grey! I also throw on a standard issue statement necklace to dress the outfit up a bit, this one was a £3 cheapy from Primark which I’ve had a stupid amount of wear from.
The grey marl material of this tshirt is soft and because it sits at a nice length (just at my hips) it means its super flattering and I feel comfortable wearing it with jeggings without being worried about flashing some camel toe or showing off my thong. The neckline is your usual round crew but I find the cut of it means it isn’t as “up in your neck” as those merchandise tees and even then the necklace takes away the harsh “boy”ness of it.