An ode to the band T-shirt: 6 looks that you can rock whatever the decade

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Who can think of a more durable staple than the humble band Tee?

 “Shorts, tights and a band T-shirt is an astonishingly durable look that I still rock 30 years later,” says Caitlin. “Unexpectedly, there is no better outfit for fell-walking.” Here’s Stylist’s pick of 90s shirts you can still buy today.

  • Fight Club

    The 90s were all about one battle: Blur vs Oasis. Team Damon, this is for you. See Caitlin modelling what Noel and Liam might have chosen on page 27…



    In A Design For Life, Manic Street Preachers sang: “Libraries gave us power / Then work came and made us free.” This is inspired by those lyrics.



    Friends, the TV show that defined the 90s, was a seismic style inspiration then and now – from Rachel’s Converse to Monica’s slip dresses over T-shirts.



    If grunge was your scene, you would have teamed this Nirvana seahorse T-shirt with high-waist denim shorts.



    The 90s had two famous, green feminist tees: “Another female fronted band”, worn by Louise Wener from Sleeper, and this, worn by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon.



    If you wanna be my lover, you gotta… wear this original Spice Girls shirt featuring the logo from the band’s debut album.


See Caitlin live on tour

If this special issue leaves you craving more 90s nostalgia, you’re in luck – Caitlin Moran’s novel, How To Be Famous (out 11 July), offers up 330 pages of it, and she’s taking it on a nationwide tour this summer.

Set in 1995 and inspired by Moran’s early years as a music journalist in London (see page 19 for an insight into a working day that started with a menthol cigarette and a swig of vodka), the novel follows Johanna Morrigan as she navigates fame, power and sex at the height of Britpop.

As the novel comes out in paperback, Moran will appear at nine venues around the country – including Alexandra Palace in London and The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow – throughout July to talk feminism, sexual shame and the realities of being a woman both in the 90s and today.

Every ticket includes a copy of How To Be Famous and many, many laughs – that we can guarantee.

Tickets for the How To Be Famous tour, £25, are on sale now;

Images: Getty, courtesy of brands

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