Getting ready for your upcoming country concert experience can be a very exciting and creative process, but there are some things you really want to avoid when dressing for any concert in general.
Country 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 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, country 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 to make the perfect outfit!
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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.
Country concerts are a great time to pull out some stylish boots, and you want to go for the type that won't ruin your feet. Cheap boots 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 country concerts where other people can easily step on your toes by mistake or spill drinks on your feet as they move around.
Suede is a go-to in the country music world, and I recommend making it a part of your outfit somehow. You could go for suede boots, but only if you have a reliably comfortable pair that you feel would work for standing when standing for hours.
You could rock a suede vest if you want to go for the vintage cowboy look or just make it subtle with a suede belt. Girls can rock small suede purses that would look great with any county music concert outfit.
Suede fringe jackets are also a very cute style choice for women who enjoy country music and like to give off a southern look in general.
Girls love to pull out short shorts and skirts for country 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 country concerts for women is fishnet stockings, which give off a very cool country-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 country concerts, which proves to be a really great choice for loose-fitting, comfortable material.
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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 stylish fanny packs!
Colorful clothing is something like a go-to for country music lovers in all different genres. More patriotic country fans will focus on red, white, and blue, which is always a good choice to go for when it comes to your color scheme.
On the other hand, if you don't want to be colorful, 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.
Trucker hats are a go-to for country music fans and artists alike, so you can never go wrong with your favorite slogan or logo on it to look good. Headgear can also protect you from the sun if you're at an outdoor concert in the middle of the day.
Don't be afraid to take it back to the classics and bring your cowboy hat if that's a look that you would like to go for. It particularly looks really good on women who rock in the crowd.
The classic cowboy hat also happens to look really good on guys with no shirt (I don't mean to be a creep here; it's a great choice for very hot outside concerts).
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Just like black is a staple in country concert culture, denim has the same effect when it comes to rocking a badass fit as an audience member.
You may see older country 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 country concert that is being thrown in the summer, early fall, or late spring.
Denim jackets make a great addition to have on hand to 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 country 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 country artists that have sported that style.
It's always an exciting idea to actually wear the merch of the artists you are supporting when you go to their concerts, or even just rock some general country song lyrics!
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 for their gear to arrive.
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