What to Wear to a Concert – 10 Best Concert Outfit Ideas in 2024

What to Wear to a Concert – 10 Best Concert Outfit Ideas in 2024

Of all the activities that fill our calendars throughout the year, concerts are literally the best. Whether it’s a cosy jazz session, a chill at your favourite outdoor amphitheatre, or your favourite pop star’s stadium tour, there’s something about gathering with friends to enjoy live music on a hot summer night. Often, good times come with hard decisions, especially when it comes to deciding what to wear to a concert.

We bet you must have spent hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram, looking for the perfect look that says, “I’m just a cool, fun girl who might get invited backstage.”

It doesn’t matter if you’re heading to a country show, going to a music festival, or picnicking alongside live music in your local park- 👏giving👏 OOTD👏 is👏 crucial. 

To help you out, we’ve curated some of our favourite concert outfit ideas, so let's get started.

(Spoiler alert: shopping links are included because who wants to spend more time browsing?)

Go Graphic

Well, if you ask us, you can never go wrong with the classic combination of the official tee shirt of your favourite rock band with funky pants or denim.

This is hands down a must-have in everyone's wardrobe. They are simple, glamorous, casual, and edgy. Loyal fans wear T-shirts with images of musicians of the band they are going to the concert with.

Check out the officially licensed t-shirt of your favourite band.

Cargo Pants with Crop Top

Wondering what to wear for a concert and also want to be free without the stress of carrying a bag? Cargo pants are the perfect solution. They have pockets for every need.

To take it up a notch, pair them with a crop band t-shirt. It balances the oversized, bulky fit of the pants with a tight, cropped top for a chic, contrasting, comfortable and fashionable look.

Throw on a Denim Jacket

Adding a band denim jacket over a tee is an easy way to transform a casual outfit into a concert outfit. Since the focus of this outfit will be the jacket, try pairing it with denim jeans or shorts. 

When it comes to size, the fit truly doesn’t matter. You can go for cropped or oversized; the rocker energy is strong with this staple. 

Tee Over a Dress

This minimal look screams “Comfort and Chic,” and we’re here for it.

If you’re planning on wearing a dress, layering it with an oversized rock t-shirt and adding accessories will instantly give your outfit a party vibe.

Depending on your personal appearance, you can achieve a chic rocker look or a feminine and elegant style. No matter how you style your dress, it should reflect your personality and fit the occasion.

A Bit of Bling

For a rock concert outfit that screams “I’m with the band,” nothing tops a statement glittering shorts or jacket! Rockstars are known for their show-stopping pieces, so why not follow suit? We’re pretty sure Mick Jagger would give this look his stamp of approval.

Take your rock concert outfit to the next level by pairing the jacket with a cool vintage band tee. It perfectly matches the vibe and is ideal for swapping out with the musician’s merch once you get to the venue.

Tear it Up

If you prefer sophisticated clothes instead of bold ones, you can add a bit of punk-rock style to your outfit by switching your ripped jeans with regular ones. The more ripped they are, the more rebellious and edgy your look will be.

With a Sweatshirt

If you’re road-tripping to your concert, an official rock band sweatshirt is the perfect choice for comfort on the way to the show.

Nothing makes you feel more comfortable and put-together at a concert than a cozy sweatshirt paired with skinny jeans.

There’s something undeniably chef’s kiss about skinny jeans or pants paired with a sweatshirt and sneakers. A 60-degree spring day is the ideal time to rock this look.

All Black

When in doubt, wear all black. There’s just something about an all-black outfit that gives the confidence to conquer the world. It’s effortless, cool, and serves a rock concert vibe, especially when you receive a last-minute invite.

Wearing all black allows you to showcase your personal style by adding colourful jewellery, a statement handbag, or classic silver or gold accents. You can also experiment with different textures like leather, velvet, or silk to add depth to your monochromatic look.

Accessorise right

Rock concerts and accessories are a match made in heaven. While some stylists might tell you to skip the jewellery, we say go for it with a few considerations.

First, go big or go home. Choose chunky necklaces, statement earrings, and bold bracelets. We want festive vibes, not a jewellery store.

If your top is already metal-coloured, you must skip the necklace and slow your out to be a show-stopper. Try some statement earrings or a cool cuff.

Keep it comfortable and cool, and wear those accessories confidently!

Hair and Makeup

When it comes to hair and makeup for a rock concert, aim for a balance between edgy and effortless. Channelling the '80s, go for big, voluminous hair using a volumizing mousse or hairspray to achieve that rockstar look. 

Pair your bold hair with equally striking makeup: think smoky eyes, dark eyeliner, and a pop of bright lipstick. Don’t shy away from adding a touch of glitter for some extra sparkle. This combination will ensure you stand out and feel concert-ready.

Wrap up

So here you go, your ultimate answer to what to wear to a concert. From timeless band tees to statement-making glitter, each look is designed to be comfy, cool, and totally you. We've included shopping links to rock out in style without breaking a sweat (or spending hours scrolling).

And the best part? You can rep your favourite band with officially licensed merch! Head over to Paradiso Clothing to find tees, sweatshirts, and more featuring all your favourite artists.

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