Hands up if you’re heading to Adele this weekend *2/3rd’s of Auckland puts their hands up*
Let’s just start by saying I hate you all and I’m incredibly jealous.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way, I’ve been chatting with a couple of my amazing StyleMe members about what one wears to such an event.
Outdoor concerts are quite tricky, not only do you want to look pretty, you may have to walk quite a way, and you don’t always know what the weather is going to do – ughhh! So many variables!
So I’ve done my best to give you some tips on what to think about when you’re heading to an outdoor concert…..
1. Wear the most comfortable shoes you own.
You’re feet with thank me later.
Chances are you are going to have to walk a long way so trainers, sneakers or flat boots are probably your best bet.
2. Check the weather forecast.
Is it going to get cold, or is it going to rain? Can you layer a few pieces for when it gets cold? This is what I wore to Fleetwood Mac about a year ago, I also took a leather hoodie so I just threw on the plaid top, then the leather jacket as it got colder.
There ain’t nothing wrong with packing a plastic poncho if you’re not undercover either, just think of it as ‘Mt Smart chic’ haha.
3. Are you sitting or standing?
Don’t wear your super-tight jeans if you are sitting, there’s nothing worse than getting that “jeans-too-tight-sore-tummy” half way through “Rollin’ In The Deep”.
Think about how much you are going to want to move, sit, stand and dance, and dress accordingly.
Ok Cait, that’s great – but how about some actual outfit options?……..
Outfit 1: The Cool Kid
GET THE LOOK: Jeanswest boyfriend jeans $79.99 | Max linen tee $39.99 ^ | Decjuba tie knot shirt $99.95 ^ | Saben “Tilly’s Big Sis” cross body bag in mushroom $350 | Converse trainers from The Iconic $100 ^
This outfit is all about layering. Tie the shirt around your waist to start with, and then you can put it on later if it rains, or gets cooler.
You could also take another jacket (leather or denim) to wear on top. The plaid skirt is light so it will still fit underneath your jacket.
a cross-body bag that just holds the essentials, (and that they don’t need to check at the gate) gives you more freedom than your usual handbag.
Outfit 2: Fun and Feminine
Remember you don’t have to choose between comfort and style! You can still wear a fabulous frock to a concert!
Again, think about layering so you can keep warm as the night goes on, denim jackets are perfect for that! A boot with a flat sole, or a little bit of a heel gives you that comfort element and if it’s going to be extra-cold, you could even switch the boots out for black and add opaque (thick) black tights.
A a scarf is always a great addition too – it can add warmth if needed, or if the concert starts in daylight, it can also be useful to keep the sun off your shoulders for a while.
So there are a couple of looks to give you some ideas for what to wear when rocking out to your fave band.
If you’re heading to Adele this weekend, make sure you sing extra-loud for me and if you think you’ve got a rocking outfit, post it on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram with the hashtags #caitconcertstyle and #adelestyle – I’d love to see what you wear!
Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,
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