Arctic Monkeys Tee & Over The Knee Boots

Have you ever had a type of clothing that you used to wear all the time but then stopped?

For me it’s the band tee. When I first started going to concerts I always bought them. Today a lot of people seem to wear band tees for the logo or the vintage look. Or Metallica has more fans than I thought. I get that, but when I dived back into the world of band tees I only wanted to wear ones of bands I love. So I chose an Arctic Monkeys tee, because they’re my favourite band.

You may be wondering why I stopped wearing band tees in the first place. It’s not a crazy trend that only sticks around for a season. Well, I went through some musical phases as a teen trying to fit in with everyone else. My sister once told me when I was young that you’ll always go back to the music you originally loved, and she was right.

Ok, so my first musical loves were the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys, but when I grew up a bit more I started getting into alternative/garage rock. Mostly because of my sister. I remember dancing around to the Strokes on Saturday Night Live in our living room together, and her blasting the White Stripes from her room every day after school.

Then high school/college and the EDM craze happened, so in an effort to be more like everyone else I started listening to the music that everyone else did. I didn’t want to be the weird girl who likes rock when everyone else is going crazy over the latest DJ. I tried to get into it, I really did, but when I’d hear my old songs in my playlist it made me miss them a lot. So eventually I went back to my roots and started listening to all my old favourite bands (and discovered some new ones).

I don’t think EDM is bad. I genuinely enjoy dancing to it at clubs and parties. There’s just something about rock that I love so much. I believe that music is a very personal thing and there’s no right or wrong or good or bad. Can you explain why you love the music that you do? I mean, I can tell you what I like about my music – the guitar riffs, the lyrics – but there’s no true logical answer to why I like the bands I do. When I hear them something inside me clicks and I get really into it.

It’s just like fashion. There are so many different kinds of style out there – feminine, quirky, edgy, casual – and you don’t have to like them or wear them all, but you can appreciate them. Just because you don’t like a certain genre, that doesn’t mean the artists aren’t talented. So who cares if you don’t like mainstream music? Diversity is what makes this world interesting, and it would be so boring if we only listened to one kind of music.

Thanks for reading! What’s your favourite genre of music or your favourite artist/band?

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  • Noma

    It’s a great tee, simple but it stands out. I have a Nirvana top that I absolutely love and wear way too much lol.

    XoXo Noma

    • Maria

      They have a good logo 🙂 I like Nirvana too but I don’t listen to them nearly as much as I listen to the Arctic Monkeys. Nirvana had a great logo, the t-shirts always look cool.

  • alice

    Love reading this.

    Alice Cerea

    • Maria

      Thanks Alice xx

  • Mimosas And Me

    Perfect fall look. Burgundy is simply the best

    • Maria

      Thank you! They’re my fall jeans lol

  • Jessi Malay

    Such a great outfit for fall! Love the over knee boots… they’re definitely a closet essential for me during the fall and winter season! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

    XO Jessi,

    • Maria

      Thanks Jessi! I’ve missed wearing them. Hope you had a great weekend too xx

  • Jéssica Paiva

    You look so beautiful! I’m in love with your hair *
    Xoxo from Portugal

    • Maria

      Thank you! xx

  • Carrie

    wow, such a great look. lovely pics

    • Maria

      Thanks Carrie! x

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  • Paola Lauretano

    Such a cool tee! In love with your boots!
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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola xx

  • Dora Toubanaki

    You look so cool! I love the otk shoes!

    • Maria

      Thanks Dora 🙂

  • Batsheva

    First of all, these photos are excellent. The vibrant greenery behind you simply makes you go POP.
    2nd of all– I spent my crazy teenage years purposely finding music that no one ever listened to. I didn’t do it because I wanted to show everyone that I was against the system. I did it because I really didn’t like popular music. I still don’t. That’s just me. I am just so happy that you are proclaiming your love for the arctic monkeys. a friend of mine told me about them, but i didn’t go in depth into them. but seeing as how you are the second person I have heard/read that claim arctic monkeys as their favorite, I feel as if it is only fair to revisit them. Thank you for being you.
    as for my favorite musician– Lindsey Stirling. Been with her since a bit after the very beginning.

    • Maria

      Thank you! Fall is great because I just have to step outside my house to get a great backdrop.
      Yeah, it took me a while but I realized it’s ok to not like what everyone else likes. It can be kind of awkward at times when everyone’s talking about the new Drake or Beyonce album but whatever. I respect that those artists are good at what they do, they have very big and loyal fanbases.
      I’ll have to check her out! Hope you enjoy Arctic Monkeys if you do listen to them 🙂

  • sonia // daring coco

    I was the same with music when I was in school. I looooved me some alternative, grunge and rock n roll but back then it wasn’t exactly considered “cool” so I kept that part of me hidden for many, many years until I stopped caring what my friends thought of it. I like what I like and that’s it.


    • Maria

      Exactly! Glad to find another rock fan 🙂

  • _h2w_

    I don’t own any band T but always want them :)) I have some graphic T and they do make the outfits much cooler! Love everything about this look. Looks so comfortable and cool at the same time

    • Maria

      Thank you! It is a pretty comfy outfit 🙂

  • Carrie

    wow great look, great Location

    • Maria

      Thanks Carrie!

  • jenny

    So hübsch!!

  • Nevena Krstic

    Your outfit is so cool! 🙂 xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Nevena! x

  • Francesca Giagnorio

    Totally in love with this outfit


    • Maria

      Thank you Francesca x

  • Edita Lozovska

    Cool and casual, you rock as always!

    • Maria

      Thanks Edita xx

  • maray

    Great look! 🙂

  • Kristine

    I love when we are able to turn a simple tshirt into a cool outfit. Nice look.

    • Maria

      That’s the goal, right? Thanks!