The band t-shirt, once the exclusive wardrobe staple of groupies and devoted fans, and later a veritable flag of cool girl status, has, this season, become a trend for all to embrace. Some of the less risk-averse fashion media have even suggested wearing it under a suit for an office-ready look. Now I have to admit that my husband is the real cool-factor behind the trendy ensemble pictured here. The t-shirt belongs to him, and his concession to let me wear this well-worn bit of vintage goodness, came with the caveat that I, “Please be gentle with her.” Spoken like a true believer. Now I don’t know much about The Replacements (this is a clear sign that I am actually not cool), but I do know that when I put on this shirt, I feel infinitely cooler. It’s a real thing people! These shirts have power. So whether or not you’re with the band, this is an easy trend worth embracing. And who knows, you just might discover some new music along the way.