Just about every child was taught not to judge a book by its cover. In other words, a person’s outward appearance does not necessarily indicate who they are on the inside. And while this is true when it comes to aspects of a person’s appearance that were bestowed upon them by nature, when looking at the way a person dresses, one can often get a glimpse into the type of music they prefer. Of course, there are no hard and fast rules, and what might apply to one person may not apply to another. But in modern millennial culture, fashion and music trends usually go hand-in-hand.
For example, fans of electronic dance music may be seen with a bright baseball cap with terms like ‘YOLO’ splashed across the front. A millennial who likes jazz and classical music is often seen wearing elegant clothing, with an elegant style, and usually a few expensive accessories. Cowboy boots tend to indicate a person’s leaning towards country music, whereas high-heeled patent leather boots could indicate a person likes rock or punk. Hip-hop music lovers may be seen wearing baseball caps, the jersey of their favorite sports team, and a style that represents freedom and courage.
If the above mentioned trends gives a person a vague idea of the type of music a person might like, band T-shirts makes it all but obvious. Many people wear their band T shirts as a badge of honor. They purchase them at concerts, online, and in brick-and-mortar stores as a reflection of the music they like and of their personal style.
Something that is very interesting to see is that even though people have different taste in music that is reflected in their clothing style, it is not uncommon to see people who are dressed drastically different hanging out together. Why? Well, even though their taste in music may be different, they all have a love of music in common. For many, their love of music supersedes differences in clothing style, social economic status, nationality, or race.