What to Wear to a Concert: 5 Effortlessly Cool Ideas

What to wear to a concert? Well, whether you’re a Beyoncé fan or the sweet tunes of Ed Sheeran’s arena tour are more your speed, we’ve got the outfit for you. After all, when it comes to concert-going, an appropriate look is almost as important as the music (well, for us, at least). Of course, there are a few factors to consider: You need to be able to dance, possibly hoof it long distances, and, if the concert is outdoors, brave the elements. To help, we’ve compiled five looks of some of our street style stars. Get ready to rock out in style.

From the super-cool grunge look to a more leopard-print type vibe, there are plenty of styles that you're bound to love and want to pin. And if you're not into skinny jeans, don't worry, you won't be forced into a pair of drainpipes as there are many ways to make a dress or skirt look ready to rock. By taking inspiration from the likes of Pernille Teisbaek to Poppy Delevingne, we guarantee there'll be an ensemble that's right for you. Click through to see and shop five concert-ready outfits.

What to wear to a concert


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What to Wear to a Rock Concert

Style Notes: Our best advice when it comes to a rock concert? Wear sturdy shoes. Even if you’re not moshing and jumping around, other people will be. So protect yourself with a pair of moto boots, then complete the look with edgy, dark pieces à la Pernille Teisbaek. Leather is always a good idea.

This is meant for a rock concert.
A.L.C. Logan Top
Not just for gigs, these super-cool leather trousers can be teamed with a silk blouse for work.
Alice and Olivia Zip Front Leather Leggings
Every girl with rock sensibilities needs a pair of these.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers
What to wear to a concert


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What to Wear to an Alternative Music Gig

Style Notes: This is your opportunity to bring out the dark band tees and '90s floral skirts. Team them with the clompiest shoes you've got (ones that you can seriously dance and jump in) and add directional sunglasses if there's even a hint of sun left on the horizon.

Directional but with in-built chic, this one is for goth girls gone chic.
Anine Bing Bar Silk Polka Dot Skirt
What to wear to a concert



What to Wear to a (Probably Muddy) Festival

Style Notes: Perhaps it’s the wide-open spaces and daylight, but outdoor music festivals are more of a fashion show than any other type of musical event. Take advantage of the Splendor in the Grass vibe and bust out your best hippie-chic looks or go sports luxe meets practical. Just avoid going too far—oversize headdresses and barely there outfits are rarely a good look. And remember: Wear flats. Always wear flats.

These cool shades will hide all manner of sleepless nights.
Quay Farrah Sunglasses
A concert staple, for sure.
ASOS Curve Lisbon Jeans
What to wear to a concert


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What to Wear to a Pop Concert

Style Notes: Be it a Bey concert or one of your favorite '90s bands on a revival tour, you'll need to be wearing something flirty but totally good to go when it comes to the dance floor. Wear a crop top and utility boots.

This crop top wants to go to the show.
Faithfull the Brand Uma Shirt


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What to Wear to a Country Concert

Think outside the box and instead of instantly throwing on a cowboy hat, try an outfit with a Western-style shirt.

Try out denim in a color other than blue.
Loup Long Sabrina Pants

Next up: 17 cool fashion pieces our editor is wearing on repeat.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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