Concert outfits that will rock your socks off

A comprehensive style guide for music lovers –  here's what to wear to a concert
By Jasmine Dilmanian |
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Before they cue the music at the next gig you’re slated to attend, you’d better make sure you have your sartorial act together. That’s right – what you wear to a concert is a pivotal part of setting the mood for the evening. Besides, if concerts are all about artistic expression through music, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do the same through your clothes, right? From floral printed dresses to sleek and simple shorts, concert clothes should be flexible, comfortable, breathable, lively, and most of all, statement-making. So whether you’re looking to spend a pretty penny or save up for drinks, you can take a tip from this lineup.

What to wear to a concert

Big hair don't care

Metalhead for life? Express your love for ‘80s hair and heavy guitar riffs with this classic men’s Metallica tee.

$12.99 on target.com

 

It’s electrifying

French label Zadig & Voltaire isn’t afraid to be edgy 24/7 – and that's perfect for gig-wear. Go for a rocker look with this luxe women’s jacket with animal print patches.

$998 on neimanmarcus.com

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Above the fray

These frayed hem jean shorts are perfect for outdoor concerts in the warm weather. Pair them with just about any top for a casual-sexy look and get dancing.

$34 on bananarepublic.com

 

Flower child

Woodstock called – it wants its jeans back. If you’re looking to make a ‘60s, free-spirited statement in denim, these jeans will help you do it.

$38.40 on shopbop.com

 

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Photograph / Courtesy Asos

Top to bottom

This fun striped twosie is for the wild child concert goer. A high-neck crop-top is completed with high waist shorts that bring retro glam back to life.

$90 for both on asos.com

 

Keeping track

The eternal track suit isn’t going anywhere. This saturated blue hoodie is soft, relaxed, and has a storage pocket for your phone and credit card (or ten years ago, your lighter).

$220 on neimanmarcus.com

 

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Romancing the tone

Give off major Coachella vibes with a romantic touch with this pretty and flowy floral frock by Milumia.

 

Smells like adult spirits

Headed to a throwback grunge concert? Put on your men’s Nirvana logo t-shirt, get in the zone, and rock out. If you lose your voice, we can’t say we didn’t warn you – but hey, that's rock 'n roll.

$12.99 on target.com

 

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Dress up

If you’re hitting a concert where you’ll be dancing and drenched, a sundress will be your ultra-comfy and flexible best friend.

$24.99 on target.com

 

A little bit country

Most appropriate for a pop or country music concert, this chambray tie-front shirt will have people hollering “Howdy!” at you all night long.

$19-$21 on amazon.com

 

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Sing it

Reminiscent of the early ‘90s, this shredded-seam androgynous plaid shirt says you’re ready to rock and make no apologies.

$395 on shopbop.com

 

Denim diva

These must-have white Citizens of Humanity jeans are great for wearing just about anywhere, including to your next big pop concert. Comfortable and stylish, you'll be able to cheer and dance around no problem.

$198 on shopbop.com

 

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Photograph Dickies / Courtesy Amazon

Pretty fly for a shorts guy

You’re honest with yourself, and that’s a good thing. When you know you’ll be hot at a concert, it’s best to turn to shorts.

From $20.49 on amazon.com

 

Play that funky music

Bring disco back single-handedly with this stunning ruby-colored wide-leg velvet trousers. We’ll see you at Studio 54.

$595 on neimanmarcus.com

 

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Photograph / Courtesy GAP

Cool it

What’s cooler than a mandarin collar on a man’s shirt? Not much. Guys, take note of this geometric printed semi-button down shirt. It’ll be your alternative concert go-to soon enough.

$35 on gap.com

 

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