3 Outfit Ideas for Your Next Concert

Summer break is time to hang out with friends, explore new places, and go to as many concerts as your wallet will allow. This also means that music festival season is here, which calls for bold prints, lots of glitter, and chunky sandals. You can throw on your wildest, most creative outfit and look festival ready. So now that we have festival fashion down, what does one wear to concerts? Concerts are a time to wear your most edgy and daring outfits. You can finally wear those heels hiding at the bottom of your closet and that body-con dress you knew you’d never wear but couldn’t resist buying. You can combine your favorite jeans with a fun pair of heels and call it a look.

Below are three looks I’ve complied that are perfect for any concert.

Outfit 1:
An oversized denim jacket has the ability to make any outfit cool and trendy. When paired with this black pinstripe minidress, the two give off major 90s vibes. I paired them with this unique purse made of 45 records and black ankle sock booties for the off-duty model look.

Outfit 2:
The duster coat is a trend celebrities have been loving over the past year. Throw one on over jeans and a T-shirt or even a cocktail dress to create an effortlessly chic look. Here, I paired the coat with a plaid minidress and lace pumps, a look that can go from day to night with just a quick change of shoes.

Outfit 3:
For the jeans and T-shirt kind of girls who just want to amp it up a little bit, this suede fringe jacket is perfect. Pair it with bell bottoms for a 70s vibe, or a lace bralette with chokers for a trendy and comfortable look.

So there you have it: My three basic-without-being-basic concert outfits. From the oversized denim jacket and the celebrity-loved duster coat, to the 70s suede fringe jacket, any of these looks is perfect for your next concert.

How do you dress for concerts? Give these looks a try and show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista.

These Bags Under My Eyes Are Gucci

There is something about summer that speaks to every college student’s concert loving, festival raging alter ego. This new beauty trend will make it come alive in full force. The trend was introduced during Shiatzy Chen S/S 17 runway show and has since been showcased in Marie Claire and every social media platform.

Chen’s models were pictured with glitter under their eyes in the shape of what resembles an upside down winged liner. Surprisingly, this turned out to be the subtlest version. Pinterest took this look to the next level by spreading the glitter from the bottom of the eye to the top of the cheekbones.

This affordable and easy-to-master trend is a great way to stand out at any concert or festival. All you need is NYX Glitter Primer ($6) and loose glitter. Make sure that both of these items are safe for your eyes so that only tears you shed are because you are watching the Glass Animals perform and not because toxic ingredients are destroying your eyes. Can you tell I made this mistake? Yes? Okay, moving on.

It’s also a good way to cover up those cute undereye bags that you earned because your teacher made you memorize every type of clothing seam for your final exam. Or, you could be a glamorous human who uses glitter instead of concealer after a whole weekend of listening to music and partying at Coachella. If you are this person, I am officially jealous of your whole life.

Because this trend is so versatile, you can use it to enhance almost any outfit! I decided to take this look up the stairway to heaven by wearing a Led Zeppelin T-shirt with my black and white patterned pants. Dr. Martens are the perfect shoes to wear to any concert. You never know when you will have to defend your front row spot that you waited 12 hours for—yes, I remember you ma’am. If someone asks you why you have glitter under your eyes you just add a dramatic pause, look into their judgmental eyes, and say “The bags under my eyes are Gucci.”

Where would you wear this trend? Let me know in the comments below!

Outdoor Concert Outfit Idea

Living in Denver has many perks, and having the ability to go to an outdoor concert year round is amazing. You can go to any venue that’s outside during any season of the year. It’s an amazing show either way you prefer it! With outdoor concerts comes outdoor weather, and you need to prepare for anything that could happen. I wanted to show you an outfit idea that will get you through the warm or cold outdoor concert!

I decided to pair my favorite band T-shirt from Brandy Melville with some classic jeans, a timeless outfit that can be customized to your music preference. This look is perfect for dancing at those outdoor events that are not too hot or too cold. To keep it festival ready I added my favorite cut out booties. I also added a knit cardigan just in case it gets chilly out. The great thing about this outfit is that it’s layered. This means that you can add the cardigan when it’s cold out, or take it off if you get too toasty.

In my case, layers are a must for any festival because you never really know what the weather will do. Since I live in Colorado, the weather is never truly set in stone and it could easily rain or be too windy. It’s always better to be safe than sorry! I wanted this look to be functional as well as festival-ready.

For accessories I decided to keep it simple with a wide-brim hat because I didn’t want to overwhelm the layering. What I love about hats is that it offers my head shade and it protects my face from UV rays. This is perfect for festivals in deserts, cities, or even mountains because the sun is always beating down on you in these places. Your hat will be there to protect you.

You can find all of these pieces in your closet and you can cater your style to this layering look. No matter what, you will look festival-ready! Show us your festival outfits by tagging @CFashionista! 

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Festival Season

Whether you’re a complete music junkie or you’re captivated by the lure of the endless summer vibes and constant streams of celebrities, it is hard to deny music festival season when it is in full swing. Most occur in mid-spring, making it the perfect opportunity to finally put away winter clothes and break out your denim shorts and flowy tops. Not to mention, music festivals are the perfect excuse to experiment with your makeup to really make your outfit pop.

This Fashionista is showing off the perfect style for festival season by embracing the warm weather and having fun with her fashion choices. Her bell-sleeve top is fun and eye catching without being too over the top. It gives her outfit just the right amount of flair and will keep her cool in the summer heat while she’s jamming to her favorite artists. She chose worn, white Converse to match her shirt without having to worry about dirtying a new pair of shoes on the festival grounds.

The most impressive aspects of her outfit are the small details that work to make the outfit truly enviable. Her pink denim skirt with gold buttons complements her gold jewelry, which add a sense of continuity to the outfit. Nothing is worse than unintentional mixing of silver and gold detailing in an outfit. Her black sunglasses match her super simple, black choker, and the blue lenses tie her shirt into the details of her look as well. She chose to have some fun with her makeup, going for a dark lip and white circles about her brows to add a little whimsy.

Regardless of if you’re heading to Coachella or your local music fest, this look is just right. It encompasses the crazy, adventurous nature of the festivals without requiring outrageous pieces you’ll never wear again. You’re sure to turn heads, just like this Fashionista did!

STYLE ADVICE: Let Every Berry Rip

Spring weather is practically upon us, but it is still a bit chilly here in The Big Apple!

For that cold fix, a cozy knit cardigan will keep the warmth while you’re on the town and is easy to throw on and off, unlike bulky layers of winter scarves and jackets. Having sweaters in neutral colors allows for more use, and they serve as a complement to statement pieces in your outfit.

This Fashionista enjoys warm tones, hence her berry-colored camisole, crossbody bag, and high ankle booties. The booties also kept her feet warm since it wasn’t quite cold enough for sneakers or sandals and the playful color of the booties draws the eye to all aspects of the outfit, top to bottom. In attending a concert, like this Fashionista, as well as a myriad of other events, you do not want to lug around a bulky bag. This crossbody is light and won’t stress your back and/or shoulder. The size of the crossbody is perfect for fitting just the essentials for the event. The berry-colored camisole adds the statement color to the top half of the outfit itself.

Ripped jeans are in now more than ever, and this pair in particular are considered a mom style jean. A mom jean is similar to a boyfriend jean, just not as wide and/or loose fitting. Adding a belt to accent the rips on the jeans adds an accessory flare to the outfit without the heavy bulk of layering jewelry.

Marble is an accent loved by many and this phone case is this Fashionista’s daily subtle accessory. The neutral colors in the pattern allow for the phone case to accent practically any outfit. In this case, it shows contrast with the darker berry color, and complements the silver in the thin belt.

WHAT TO WEAR: Coachella Fun

It’s that time of the year again. The grass is green, the sun is out, and it’s time to bring back those fun buns! With summer just around the corner, that means music festival season is, too. Whether you’re going to Lollapalooza, Coachella, or just a concert in your hometown, styling it up for a long day of singing at the top of your lungs is a must.

Overalls are one of my favorite trends right now. They remind me of my kindergarten glory days! But in all seriousness, they are perfect for the summer season coming up while being super trendy and cute. This Fashionista paired her overalls with an off-the-shoulder blouse, making the outfit flirty and versatile for either day or night. The addition of the lace-up choker and fashion sneakers gives a touch of personality. The beauty of overalls is you can dress them up or down as much as you’d like. Throwing a little bit of your own style into it makes each look different.

I love that each piece of this outfit is can be mixed and matched to create a new look for every day of the week. Recycling old pieces and integrating them into new outfits is crucial, especially when you are a college student on a budget. Grab yourself a pair of overalls and a few accessories that speak to you, and create your own look. Use this summer to step out of your fashion comfort zone. Now go sing, dance, and make summer 2017 one of the best ones yet!

WHAT TO WEAR: Country Chic

As a student at Mercyhurst University, we have to be ready for the weather to change in an instant. Within one week the temperature could go from the low 30s to 75 degrees, and this is not an exaggeration. That is why we have to keep our closets stocked with winter and summer clothes. It can be a hassle to try to fit all your clothes from both seasons in your closet, but we manage.

This Fashionista was going to a country concert for Thomas Rhett, and she just happened to luck out with 75-degree weather. For this outfit, she wore a tan, scoop neck T-shirt dress, a window pane, black and white flannel, as well as black, high-top Converse and a black choker to finish the look. Wearing a flannel to a country concert is what our generation likes to call “basic,” but this Fashionista put a twist on classic look. Mixing these neutral colors added an overall edginess to the look that gave it a Yeezy vibe. This makes the outfit more versatile because she could also get away with wearing this to a rap or pop concert.

Knowing that the warmth would not last long, she was prepared with a flannel that would keep her warm as the temperature went back down. However, the weather was not the only surprise that this Fashionista got that day. Little did she know that she was going to meet Thomas Rhett that night! At least she was prepared with this cute outfit that was sure to give him a great first impression.

STYLE GURU STYLE: Tomboy-Chic

I’ve been getting asked a lot of questions about my style lately, so I decided to do this post to answer everything.

My style is always evolving, but right now it’s in the tomboy-chic phase. My definition of tomboy-chic is the mixture of boy and girl pieces balancing flawlessly together. Tomboy-chic isn’t just style; it’s a way of life. We’re the girls who love heels just as much as we love sneakers.

It was weird being a tomboy growing up because I was also really into fashion and I couldn’t find any bloggers, YouTubers, or stylists who reflected what I wanted to do with my style. It wasn’t until my freshmen year in high school, when I discovered Tumblr, that I found my inspiration. Tumblr was overflowing with girls who were tomboy-chic, and I was in awe. These girls had mastered being fashionable tomboys—also what I like to call the modern tomboy. Additionally, going to college and being surrounded by people from all over the country inspired me to experiment more with my outfits. I knew I had finally mastered tomboy-chic with an outfit I featured on CollegeFashionista two years ago. It was complete experimentation, but the reactions I got were great.

So about this outfit: the inspiration behind this was that I was going to a concert. I wanted to be casually cute but very comfortable at the same time. I knew I wanted to wear these specific booties, so I started there and made the outfit around that. I added black, high-waisted pants with slits at the knee, a custom yellow crop top, and my wide-brim, black hat for extra flair. I didn’t want to carry a big purse, so I grabbed my black “clutch.” It’s actually an over-the-shoulder bag with the strap tucked in. I added a Betsey Johnson rose gold watch to accessorize simply.

Now, will I ever wear heels to a concert where it’s standing room only ever again? Probably not! An excellent alternative would have been leather knee-high boots, Chelsea boots, or even the trusty high-top Converse.

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Elegantly Edgy

Details can make the simplest outfit pop. Something I’ve been into recently are rock band shirts and lace up graphic tees. These shirts give an old classic a revived look. These outfits are perfect for a night out or even a music festival. I’ve noticed more and more fashionistas on campus rocking this very edgy and chic look. As pictured, a vintage shirt can make something ordinary, a little more daring. These shirts can be purchased at many boutiques in Southern California, or online on Forever 21. Fashionistas can pair the top with a lace bralette rather than a regular bra since these shirts often have a bit of an opening.

A pair of black skinny jeans with ripped knee holes show off a very edgy, yet minor distressed look. Black skinny jeans may be paired with almost anything and everything. Whether it’s a peplum top or a vintage rock band shirt, black skinny jeans look flattering on everyone. Investing in a good pair of jeans are essential in every fashionista’s closet.

Bangles add a little bling and splash of color to any outfit as well. Alex and Ani’s are great bracelet bangles that can be stacked for some major arm candy. Alex and Ani’s allow the wearer to show off their unique personality, dangling various charms to represent you. Additionally, these bracelets make for great gifts and collectibles. They’re unique, affordable, and match any outfit. Alex and Ani’s come in gold or silver, and mixing metals is so in.

Chokers are also a great way to add some extra pizzaz to any edgy outfit. Chokers can be worn in various sizes, fitting almost any outfit. Whether it’s a thick velvet choker, or a dainty gold choker necklace, you’re sure to stand out. They’re also a great addition to any festival outfit (hint hint, festival season is on its way!).

And of course, the shoes. Booties match practically any outfit. Whether it’s with a T-shirt dress, jeans, or distressed shorts, booties are almost always my go-to. They can be bought at various stores in multiple colors and heel heights. Many of which have little detailing in themselves such as an embroidered-on rose patch, or sleek metal detailing (as pictured).

WHAT TO WEAR: Denim on Denim to a Concert

While Utah is known for their gorgeous, snow capped mountains and cold temperatures, weather in the valley can change drastically overnight. One day it will be 30 degrees, then 64 degrees the next. This Fashionista got lucky while attending a concert one night, because the weather only called for a light jacket instead of a coat.

She sports distressed jeans with a fun denim jacket. The denim jacket is from Forever 21 and is embroidered with a playful Korea patch with a tiger in flowers. Underneath, she wears a loose, black tank top, so she can take off her jacket and drape it over her shoulders or around her waist to keep cool if it gets warm at the concert venue.

Her buckled, black shoes from Nordstrom add to the edginess of her denim outfit. Hats always make a statement, and this black hat from Forever 21 softens the look. Her silver and turquoise rings are also the perfect addition to complete the outfit. Having only three rings keeps it simple and not overbearing. I believe there is such a thing as wearing too many rings.

I am not the biggest fan of denim on denim, but this Fashionista killed it. She makes the outfit look edgy, while still being soft and playful. This fun outfit is what would stand out to me at a concert, because it’s fashion forward and not the typical club attire you would often see. Whether you’re attending a concert or just going out to town, this outfit is perfect for the upcoming spring weather.