How to Crush the Concert Outfit

Concerts are inarguably the best part of summer. There’s nothing like hearing your favorite song, that you’ve been singing along to since it debuted, in person. Watching the artist perform live is an experience you’ll never forget and wish you could live over again. Since concerts are such glorious events, you’ll need the perfect outfit to complete the night.

To start, you’ll want to think about whether the concert is inside or outside. This won’t always make a difference to the outfit, but it is good to keep in mind. Second, I always like to tailor my outfit to the type of music at the concert. Is it country, rap, or pop? This plays a major role in the type of outfit I eventually end up with because I like to match the style. If it’s rap, I wear something a little more edgy, with neutral tones, usually no pattern. However, with country, it’s the opposite. Lots of color, bold patterns, and something a little softer since the music is softer.

Paying attention to the current trends is a great way to brainstorm for outfit ideas. I like to check out what my friends are wearing and what they are posting on social media to see if I can get any inspiration. Once I have a slight idea of what I want to wear, I dig around in my closet to see if I can find anything. I always start looking in my closet because after I shell out $100 on a ticket I’m definitely “ballin’ on a budget” as most college students are. Besides, you never know what hidden treasure fell off the hanger six months ago that you completely forgot about! That hidden gem could be just what you need to make your perfect outfit!

In the outfit here, I paired my favorite black jean skirt with a tight, off-the-shoulder white shirt. The jean skirt is stretchy, so I know I’ll be comfortable throughout the night. Off-the-shoulder shirts are a great trend for the summer which is why I incorporated one into my concert outfit.

Once you have your outfit, share it on social media and tag @Cfashionista! We’d love to see it!

How-To Wear Bright and Bold Lipstick

Summer is almost here, which means color, color, color! No more dreary dark-colored clothes that fall and winter bring. This is the season of bright and bold and I for one am thrilled! What’s my favorite colorful accessory? Lipstick. I rarely leave the house without it!

I love that lipstick makes any outfit unique and much more exciting. What I love about lipstick in the summer is that you can wear it anywhere. In the fall and winter, I always feel that if I wear lipstick I have to be going somewhere nice or fancy. The summer, however, is the season to be bright and bold. I wear colorful lipstick to the mall, the farmers market, out to lunch, or even the pool!

I know what you might be thinking right now, “I can’t wear lipstick” or “Bright lipstick just doesn’t look good on me.” I’m here to tell you that yes you can wear lipstick, and yes, it does look good on you! Just follow my three easy tricks to get the best results.

1—Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

I cannot stress this enough. I see so many women wearing bright-colored lipsticks, which look great from a distance but don’t look perfect up close because the women didn’t exfoliate. Exfoliating gets rid of dry, excess skin and moisturizes your lips, so the lipstick applies much better. I use a rub of honey and sugar and it works great every time. It even tastes good!

2—Lip Liner

Always line your lips before applying the lipstick. An easy way to make sure that you have a liner that matches is to buy one when you purchase a new lipstick and ask the store associate which liner matches the lipstick. If you don’t have a liner, don’t worry! If the lipstick is new and has clean edges you can line your lips pretty easily with the lipstick itself. If it’s older and the edges are worn down, an easy trick is to use a toothpick and swipe some of the lipstick on it and then use that to line your lips. While these methods do work, it is always best to go out and buy a liner, just to get the best results.


After you have applied your lipstick, another good trick is to blot your lips on a fresh tissue to get the excess off. Do this by folding the tissue in half, placing it between your lips and blotting. Next, hold the tissue over your lips and brush translucent powder on the tissue over your lips. This will ensure that the lipstick stays longer.

These tricks always work for me, so I hope they work for you, too! Let me know if they do in the comments or share your look on social media and be sure to tag @CFashionista!