When it comes to dressing for a concert; what’s deemed suitable wear for one, almost certainly won’t work for the next. Check out our complete style guide on what to wear to a concert so you’re never sticking out… for the wrong reasons, obviously.
With all the different types of concerts to go to, it can be tricky to figure out the dress code for each one, but it’s vital to get it right. You don’t want to end up underdressed for the Opera, or wearing the wrong shoes to a gig. Don’t worry; we’ve got all scenarios covered.
What to Wear To a Gig
If you’re going to a more low-key concert like a gig in a local club, or a bar in Shoreditch, a great pair of jeans is a really easy way of making your gig outfit look cool and effortless. A slim fit jean is perfect for a night with your mates in a bar, listening to some up-and-coming band that you’ve never heard of. Blue denim, grey, or black jeans are good colors for this because it means you can go a bit more adventurous on your top half.
Denim jackets are such a versatile item that can be worn all year round, and they’re great to just throw on over any outfit to make it more casual instantly. They are comfy, simple wardrobe staples. Don’t worry, denim on denim is acceptable, just make sure they are not exactly the same shade.
What to Wear to The Opera
A posh night at the Opera means, well… you need to go ‘posh’. You can be sure that the orchestra will be in gowns and black ties and, for this occasion, the audience will be too.
Luckily, we’ve got a great black tie suit that is sophisticated but understated. Pair this look with a smart pair of black shoes and a crisp white shirt to impress all. If you have ever been to a jazz concert before copying that perfect look yet again may come in handy.
What to Wear to a Concert
Have you been thinking ‘what should I wear to a concert?’. Concerts can be outside or in a big stadium, either way, a jacket needs to be at hand at any point in the evening to wear at the end of the night or when it starts to rain. A lightweight jacket is probably the best option, so you can just tie it around your waist when you’re not wearing it. If you feel like making a bit more of a statement at the concert, choose a leather jacket style.
What to Wear to an Outdoor Concert
When attending an outdoor concert, unless you’ll be standing in the Coachella VIP stand, the likelihood is you’re going to get dirty – this applies even more so for a British concert. The truth is that the trick is in comfort and layering accessories. A music festival is a whole vibe in itself, just make sure that you’re warm, cozy, and stylish.
What to Wear to a Concert in Winter
When attending a winter concert, your main concern is going to be remaining warm, while maintaining some shred of style merit – obviously. Why not through on your favorite band tee, a cool oversize blazer look, as well as leather pants.
Aim for layers and don’t forget a pair of comfortable shoes. You can go for both sneakers or cowboy boots, it is up to you.
What to Wear to a Reggae Concert
When thinking about what to wear to a Reggae concert, it’s probably best to start with what you shouldn’t be wearing. No, this is not your chance to whip out the Marley rasta hat (complete with faux dreads), nor is it time to pull out the marijuana-emblazoned t-shirt from your teenage years.
What to Wear to a Rock Concert
This depends on the performer, of course, but if we’re talking full-on rock music here – like metal rock, then the opportunity for theatrics is something you can consider. While this is something that the ladies tend to play with a little more, gents can vamp up their outfits too!
Let’s start with the obvious here, you’re going to be wearing some style of a leather jacket – that goes without saying. Mix a pair of black jeans, a white t-shirt, and some Chelsea boots, and finish it off. Any type of leather jacket will do, and then you’ll be ready to rock n’ roll.
Further Inspiration: Festival Wear
When summer comes along everyone books at their favorite festival with their friends. The main question is, what to wear? If you’re looking for a little further festival inspiration, then look no more. Try to avoid the classic festival check shirt and shorts style, and go for something a little more ‘cool’. Check out our summer festival outfit below.
What to Wear to A Concert
- Create a perfect marriage of style and ease of wear. You need to be comfortable all day.
- Dress appropriately for the style of the concert.
- Opt for quality footwear as you’ll likely be standing a lot, but be mindful of the weather as you don’t want to ruin your best trainers.
- Try to be prepared for all weather. Bring a light jacket or coat to throw over if the weather gets a bit chilly or a waterproof for the rain.
- If possible, avoid wearing a plaid shirt if you’re going to a festival, because that’s exactly what 80% of the whole festival will be wearing.
On That Note
So there you have it, you’re now concert-style ready! In all honesty, however, no matter what the concert is; people are coming to see the performer. What is your headed genre, and do you have the essentials? So, while it’s always desirable to remain stylish – you should really just throw on whatever makes you comfortable. By the time you’re a few songs in, it’s not the clothes on your back you’ll be thinking of!
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