It’s a rare occasion when I am not listening to music, it’s one of my greatest joys, besides my family, of course. My brain is jam packed with song lyrics and band names. I often find myself singing and even dancing to songs that I hear while running errands. Once, while in a store with my daughter, she was 3 at the time, Taylor Swifts song Shake it Off came on and my daughter started dancing and singing. She made everyone around her smile. And that’s the thing about music, it does things to you. It has the power to change your mood, to help you up when you are down, to give you confidence and joy even sadness and anger.
And so does fashion. The two are connected, they both have the power to change you, to bring you to life, to make you feel.
It’s the art of expression. Both music and fashion express who we are, wether you realize it or not. I’ve often been told that I have a “vibe”. And, for the longest time I didn’t understand what people meant, heck I still don’t. I guess it’s that edginess that I have? My pink hair? Is it that I love to wear black? I don’t know. But I’m sure my style has something to do with it. And possibly my absolute love for Bon Jovi… seriously I LOVE Bon Jovi. It’s an essential part of my “vibe”. I can relate almost any life situation to a Bon Jovi song, #howmanytimescanisayBonJovi?!?
Music and fashion are both very personal. Everyone has their own tastes for both (ahem Bon Jovi). I’ve never been much of a music snob, I sort of listen to whatever I happen to be in the mood for. Same with fashion. Of course, I tend to stick to my edgy stuff, but that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy a decent frilly dress sometimes too.
And then there’s the times when I combine music and fashion into an outfit…literally. Like a collision of two joys. Take this Rolling Stones shirt, and The Beatles shirt above, for example.
This Let it Bee shirt is also a nod to The Beatles… and I may or may not have a “Livin’ on a Prayer” shirt coming soon, because BON JOVI.
So why not let your love of music and fashion collide. Band shirts or other music related shirts can be fun! Try pairing them with pencil skirts (watch your proportion and either tuck or knot the shirt if it’s too long or not tight enough) or faux leather leggings. Or even skinny jeans with booties or heels. I love mine with a bit of edge, but you don’t have to. Be one with your vibe and be fearless. Crank the music up (I don’t care what it happens to be) and dance, sing, express yourself and be stylish. And BON JOVI
Have any amazing music for me to listen to? Please let me know!!!