How to rock a band tee like a New Jersey fashionista

OMJ's Kelly Dillon is rocking her Deftones tee with a leather mini.Kelly Dillon/OMJ

OMJ’s Kelly Dillon is rocking her Deftones tee with a leather mini.

The rocker tee is one trend everyone can easily get into. We all have one or two (or 20!) stuffed away in our dresser drawers. Well it’s time to pop those babies out, because they are quickly becoming a new classic just like the little white t-shirt, due to their versatility. You can wear it with jeans and sneakers for a relaxed, casual look or pair it with a leather mini for an edgier vibe. If you really want to be creative, throw a little slip dress (one of the hot Fall trends) over your shirt, or tone down the toughness and add a touch of femininity, by coupling it with a beautiful silk skirt.  But whatever you do, just remember the one golden rule with wearing your favorite band’s tee: Never wear the t-shirt of the artist you are going to see in concert (anywhere else is fair game!).

From Bruce Springsteen to Justin Bieber, scroll through to see how some of our favorite OMJ Trendsetters and New Jersey fashionistas styled their rocker tees, then find out where you can score the best band t-shirts in the Garden State.

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Now that you have some major rocker-chic outfit inspo, here’s where to find the best tees to create your looks.

Another Man’s Treasure Vintage (Jersey City)
A fixture on the Jersey City shopping scene since 2006, this treasure trove stocks an abundance vintage rocker tees from every decade imaginable.

Hamsa Faith (Belmar)
This fabulous online shop customizes your boring band shirts and transforms them into new works of art. They do it all from lace-ups to flannels, and everything in between.

Very Clothes and Goods (Jersey City)
Located right in the heart of downtown Jersey City, this extremely affordable vintage shops boasts a variety of vintage concert tees (and you won’t feel guilty about buying more than one!).

Hot Topic (Paramus, Wayne)
Yes, Hot Topic isn’t just for high school kids anymore. This long-time mall staple has the best selection of brand new rock tees around. You can find everyone from popular punksters Twenty One Pilots to metal legends Slayer.

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