What to Wear to a Concert: 15 Rockin’ Outfit Ideas
by Abby Gilman
Half the fun of attending a live concert is picking out what to wear, right? You want to stand out in a sea of fans but still be comfortable enough to dance your butt off all night long. Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these 15 ideas for what to wear to a concert. Rock on!
Bodycon Skirt + Tee + Studded Heels
Do you love getting dressed up for events but still want to look like you just threw on an amazing outfit? Julie of Sincerely, Jules absolutely killed it with this gray bodycon skirt. The studded heels add a bit of bling to dress it up. Swap out the denim for a leather jacket for extra edge, or swap a basic tee for a sheer top.
Leather Overalls + Biker Boots
Looking for something super-trendy with a bit of edge? Give a pair of leather shortalls a go. If you're daring like Chiara of The Blonde Salad, wear a sporty white bra or crop top underneath and team with a funky pair of shoes. We love sneakers or loafers—cute and, more importantly, comfy.
Flowy Dress + Western-Inspired Ankle Boots
If Jack Johnson ever decides to leave his island home again, we know what we'll be wearing. A simple flowy dress is the easiest way to be comfortable and stylish at a summer concert. We love how Kimberly of Eat Sleep Wear juxtaposed her breezy boho dress with Western-inspired booties. Add a floppy hat and sunglasses for outdoor summer days.
Slit Skirt + Simple Tank + Sandals
A simple outfit like this is perfect for outdoor music festivals in the summer. Trine's breezy skirt keeps her covered yet cool, and a simple top dresses down the look for an effortless vibe. Add a strappy pair of sandals or metallic slip-ons, and don't forget your carryall bag (with lots of sunscreen!).
Lace Romper + Cowboy Boots
No country-show look is complete without a trusty pair of cowboy boots. We love the way Aimee of Song of Style gave hers a sweet vibe by pairing them with a lace romper. A lightweight denim jacket or chambray shirt is perfect for when the sun sets and the bass—er, temperature—drops.
We fell in love with the sporty trend that ruled summer 2014, and, lucky for us, it translates into the perfect outfit for a concert. The white-on-white-on-white of Christina of Trop Rouge's ensemble is chic. Keep your look monochromatic, and add a pop of color with accessories.
Graphic Sweatshirt + Red Lips
A graphic sweatshirt and a well-fitted pair of jeans make a simple and effortless look for any concert. Channel Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland adds extra sass with a bold red lip. Swap the heeled booties for sneakers for more comfort (though the booties look totally BA).
Graphic Dress + Denim Jacket + Fedora
Dressing up for a concert is a great time to play with colors and patterns. The striking red-and-black pattern on Saray's shift dress stands out in a crowd. Swipe on some graphic liquid eyeliner, and toss on a structured wide-brimmed hat for a cool yet effortless vibe. Chunky booties are the perfect finishing touch (plus your feet will be safe when you venture into the mosh pit).
Black on Black on Black
An all-black ensemble is a no-brainer when it comes to concert attire. Swap out the usual black pants and black top for a black midi dress and leather booties. A leather jacket toughens it up a bit. Bonus points if yours is customized like Denielle's of We Wore What. Now that's badass.
Patterned Pants + Loose Top
Looking for something comfy yet stylish to wear to a concert? We're obsessed with these loose cotton pants and this silky top on Lucy of Fashion Me Now. Toss a blazer over top for a more refined look, or wear the duo as is to a concert on the beach.
Circle Skirt + Slit Top
A circle skirt and a comfy top is our favorite go-to outfit for a summer concert. Sarah of Framboise Fashion paired her ensemble with heels, but we think a white pair of sneaks would do the trick too. Whether you're sitting on the green taking in the summer tunes or dancing your ass off in a sweaty arena, this outfit is sure to steal the show.
Boyfriend Jeans + White Tee + Sneakers
Grunge is at the apex of a huge comeback, and what better venue than a concert to show your love for the '90s? Whether you groove to Garbage or swoon at the voice of Jeff Mangum, you can't go wrong with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and a simple white top. Toss on a chain-link bag and animal-print sneakers to complete the look.
Cutoffs + Kimono
Cutoffs are a summer music festival staple—no news there. This year, up your style game with a floor-length floral kimono. Look for one with pops of color and small details like fringed hems. Team with a pair of moto booties for all-day comfort in style.
Floral Dress + Tough Boots
A floral dress teamed with tough boots is part girly, part grunge. We love the skater cut of Rumi Neely's '90s floral dress. Add an oversized and distressed denim jacket to keep you warm in the cool nighttime breeze. Now can we see the Coachella lineup, please?
Leather Skirt + Sweatshirt + Beanie
If Kylie Jenner is your style idol, you'll love this look (plus Kanye would totally approve, we think). Start with a leather circle skirt, and then add either a sweatshirt or an oversize graphic tee—the sportier the better—up top. Finish with a wordy beanie and high-top sneaks for a flirty and sassy concert outfit.