10 Outfits That Are Cool Enough to Wear to a Rock Concert, in My Humble Opinion


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Since its beginnings, rock-and-roll music has always had a place in fashion. The typical rock look isn't as prominent these days, but it still exists in leather biker jackets (and actually leather anything), flared pants, and graphic tees. If you're attending a rock concert in 2023, the crowd may look a bit different than in the '80s, but that doesn't mean you can't embrace the rock-and-roll vibe. Rock concerts make for a fun opportunity to dig into your edgy side and try something that may be outside your typical style. 

If you are heading to a rock concert and aren't sure what to wear, we've put together 11 simple formulas that create the most showstopping looks. So we've got you covered if you are looking for a casual and comfortable fit to wear in the mosh pit or searching for a dressier.

Scroll on to see the rock-and-roll outfits we've put together, plus a few of our favorite pieces to help re-create the looks. And while this story is focused on rock-appropriate outfits, don't miss our piece on stylish concert outfit ideas for all kinds of music.


Black Long-Sleeve + Miniskirt + Black Boots
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Cheetah print doesn't scream edgy, but when paired with a black long-sleeve and black heeled boots, it gives "my partner is in the band" vibes. 

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Sweater + Skirt + Jeans
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For a more relaxed approach to the rock-and-roll aesthetic, pair an abstract sweater with statement jeans.

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Leather Trench + Minidress + Black Boots
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If I was attending a rock concert, my outfit would probably look something like this. It's semi-dressy but still fits in with the rock-and-roll vibe. 

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Black Turtleneck + Black Pants + Combat Boots + Purse
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Did you get a last-minute invite to a concert and are not sure what to wear? Make matters easier with an all-black 'fit, combat boots, and a statement purse. 

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Leather Bomber + Flannel + Baggy Denim
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Make your flannel more rock-concert appropriate by adding a leather bomber jacket and a pair of baggy jeans. 

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White Tank Top + Leather Shorts + Black Boots
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Outdoor rock concerts in the summer call for breathable leather shorts and a white tank top. 

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Plaid Skirt + Jean Jacket + Brown Boots
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It's giving early aughts Paramore concert vibes, and we are here for it. 

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Leather Bomber + Sneakers + Purse
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If you're road-tripping to your rock-and-roll concert, this outfit is comfortable and relaxed en route to the show. 

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Leather Jacket + Skirt + Leather Heels
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If there is one material that embodies rock and roll, it's leather. For a full-leather 'fit, style a leather jacket with a leather miniskirt. Finish off the look with a pair of lace-up leather heels. Yes, they exist. 

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If you're heading out to a concert after work or class and don't have time to run home and change, this outfit is a great day-to-night option.

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Leather Trench + Crossbody
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Chances are you will be shedding your outerwear during the concert, but a leather trench will make you look effortlessly cool walking in and out of the venue. 

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