Getting ready for a rock concert can be a very exciting and creative process, but there are some things you really want to avoid when dressing for this genre of fun concert or any concert in general.
Rock concerts give you the ability to be stylish and comfortable at the same time, no matter what your gender is. It's a great place to dress down while dressing up with a little bit of creative flair at the same time to help you stand out.
Depending on the location of the concert and the time of the year, you may want to consider taking my advice below with a grain of salt. But for the most part, rock concertgoers are looking for great outfits that can be worn outdoors and usually fall somewhere in the summer, later spring, or early fall.
Here are a few recommendations that will hopefully give you some great ideas for the concert you're about to attend. A few of the ideas can be combined together to make the perfect outfit!
For maximum comfort, you want to have loose-fitting clothing that won't stick to you if you're in a hot environment. Loose clothing will also make it comfortable for you to walk and move around, whereas tight clothing like leather may be annoying.
Speaking of leather, this material is still a good choice for a lot of rock genres, so you may want to take that risk just for the stylistic advantage, but try to go with short or smaller items if you are doing leather.
For example, if you are dead set on wearing some leather bottoms, go for a leather skirt instead of leather pants so that it is still way more breathable.
Or instead of wearing a thick leather top, go for a small halter or a shirt that has some leather elements but is not that material all throughout.
Comfy shoes are a must for many types of concerts for obvious reasons: no one wants to be standing and walking around in heels or ill-fitting shoes for a concert or a festival.
Rock concerts are a great time to pull out some stylish sneakers, and you want to go for the type that is optimal for walking or running so that your feet don't get sore. Cheap tennis shoes can be just as bad as heels, so go for quality.
While flip-flops and flats can be comfortable and breathable, I don't recommend them for rock concerts where other people can easily step on your toes by mistake or spill drinks on your feet as they move around.
Boots may work depending on your location, but they are not as breathable and could actually get uncomfortable if you are standing for a while.
Girls love to pull out short shorts and skirts for rock concerts, which is always an excellent choice. This way, you can be comfortable and stylish at the same time by showing off your legs.
A really cute addition to shorts for rock concerts for women is fishnet stockings, which give off a very cool rock-fan look.
Guys can get in on this action, too, by opting for shorts instead of wearing pants. Many guys like to wear khaki shorts to rock concerts, which proves to be a really great choice for loose-fitting, comfortable material.
Big tote bags are good for some occasions, but concert-goers may want to go for tiny bags and purses so that they will be able to move around without bumping into everything or losing anything.
Lightweight backpacks may prove to be a good idea if you are looking to carry heavier items that won't get in the way.
Cross-body bags, sometimes called fanny packs, prove to be the best choice for carrying small items like your money and your phone. The only trick will be to find the style fanny packs!
Black clothing is something like a go-to for rock music lovers in all of the different genres. More hardcore rock genres like metal and deathcore will have audience members that almost exclusively have nothing but the color black on.
Wearing nothing but the color black is cool. It's badass. It's easy to find in your closet and throw on without worrying about how to color coordinate.
Many concert-goers also like wearing black or dark colors because it's a good way to hide sweat stains that may appear from the heat of the crowd.
You can also choose to wear mostly black with highlight colors to help your outfit have a nice accent color that stands out. For example, many audience members like to have all black with a hint of red. Accent colors can be added to your accessories.
Just like black is a staple in rock concert culture, denim has the same effect when it comes to rocking a badass fit as an audience member.
You may see older rock fans decked out in denim jeans and a denim jacket even if it's hot out at the concert, and that's because the outfit is that necessary to them. And they ain't wrong!
Denim shorts or a denim skirt are great options for going to a rock concert that is being thrown in the summer, early fall, or late spring.
Denim jackets make a great addition to have on hand o tie around your waist if you aren't sure about actually keeping it on your upper body because of the weather.
This is a small tip, but you do not want to forget your sunglasses when it comes to a rock music venue that is outside. Not only do shades look good but it is critical to protect your vision when you're in the sun.
Sunglasses that are in the aviator style fit really well in the world of music culture because of the many rock artists that have sported that style.
It's always an exciting idea to actually wear the merch of the band you are supporting when you go to their concert. T-shirts are the most obvious choice, but wearing gear in the form of hats, bags, and hoodies also works well for concertgoers.
Heavier items like hoodies and jackets that have band merch designs will only work well in environments that aren't too hot and stuffy. Concerts, where you have a seat or are in an indoor area, are a great idea to wear thick merch clothing for.
For merch, make sure you plan the look way in advance since a lot of custom merch takes time to arrive to you. While sites like Amazon may have merch that can come quickly if the act is very popular, most acts will need at least 5-7 days to arrive to you.
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