If any of you follow me on Instagram, you've been seeing glances into past Jessica. Past Jessica went through a wide array of style changes. Part of high school, I was into that gothic style. You know, baggy dark clothes, band tees, messy hair, Vans, tons of bracelets, and other embarrassing things. After the short lived "goth" phase, I discovered band t-shirts. And by discovered, I mean, that's all I wore. Band t-shirts + jean mini skirts + leggings + checkerboard slip-on Vans = mid-high school Jessica. Which means, I have a plethora of band shirts and when I'm lazy, you better believe I'm wearing one. Some are slightly hilarious, but most of them, are still a reflection of the music that I listen to still.
Today, I bring you Common Rider (a video to one of my fav jams). Common Rider was a short lived punk band based out of Berkeley, California. Fronted by Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy. If any of you are literary nerds, his dad is Leonard Michaels. Jesse also dabbles in art and designed this shirt!
Common Rider is just one of those bands. You know, the ones that you hear and change your entire musical life. They're so upbeat, fun, and the lyrics are incredible. Plus, Common Rider is one of the few bands that all three of my siblings and I love. Thanks, Brother!
This band started what I like to refer to as "Punk Jessica". So, this is for you, Punk Jessica. This is how you dress like a fashionable bad ass.
T-Shirt: Plea For Peace Tour 2001 (??)
Skirt: Forever 21 (LA)
Hat: Forever 21 (LA)
Jacket: BB Dakota