What to Wear to a Concert: 20 Outfit Ideas That Feel Easy and Cool

From band tees to mini purses.

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While we can’t go to concerts IRL yet, we can still plan our outfits in advance. We’ve definitely accumulated more than enough pieces in our wardrobes over the past year to show off. As former in-person concert goers, we know every show has its typical attire: a jean jacket, jeans, sneakers, and a band tee. But who says we have to stick to the norm? Why not wear that dress or skirt you’ve been dying to put on for months now? 

The days of seeing music in-person are so close we can taste it, and we are eagerly counting until we can throw on a fun look and watch our favorite musicians just like we did pre-pandemic. The best advice we can give for curating your concert wardrobe is dressing for comfort. From chic and cozy tops to supportive footwear, we’ve rounded up the best pieces to wear for every season of the year.

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When choosing the best top to wear to a concert, might we recommend something comfy that also works if you wanted to dance like no one's watching? A band tee meets those requirements exactly.

Bad Company Tee
Free People Bad Company Tee $68
Nirvana Unplugged T-Shirt Dress
Urban Outfitters Nirvana Unplugged T-Shirt Dress $39
Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Plus T-shirt
Asos Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Plus T-shirt $32
Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind Oversized Girls T-Shirt
Hot Topic Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind Oversized Girls T-Shirt $22
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We aren’t afraid to admit we’ve been ill-equipped in the clothing department at previous concerts—like wearing a mini skirt and heels just for fun. But when it comes to style, comfort, and practicality, you can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans or shorts. Sometimes a band's set can go on for hours, so ensure you’ll be comfortable all night by wearing your favorite denim bottoms. 

Parker Short
Agolde Parker Short $128
The Curvy Cheeky Straight Jean
Everlane The Curvy Cheeky Straight Jean $78
High Rise Stove Pipe Jeans
Re/Done High Rise Stove Pipe Jeans $250
Bombshell Shorts
Good American Bombshell Shorts $119
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Before shows start, it’s usually cold at the venue. That’s why it’s ideal to bring a jacket with you. Even though it feels annoying to carry an extra piece of clothing around, you’ll be glad you did.

The Ricki Jacket
Still Here The Ricki Jacket $280
Original Trucker Jacket
Levi's Original Trucker Jacket $65
Embelished Denim Jacket
Torrid Embelished Denim Jacket $56
Blanca Elasticated Jacket
Revolve Blanca Elasticated Jacket $194
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Comfortable shoes are a must unless it’s a sit-down concert. From waiting in line to dancing the night away while your favorite musical act performs, there’s a lot of standing. You’ll want to wear supportive footwear to avoid any post-concert foot pain.

Chuck Taylor All Star
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star $55
Cosmo 2.0
Vagabond Shoemakers Cosmo 2.0 $160
Fight Two Buckle and Nail Mary Jane Shoes
Nasty Gal Fight Two Buckle and Nail Mary Jane Shoes $36
Phoebe Lug Sole Loafers
Villa Rouge Phoebe Lug Sole Loafers $118
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Having to hold your phone or anything in your hands at a concert is anything but convenient. Carrying a mini purse or crossbody bag is the perfect solution. 

Mini Wallet on a Chain
Coach Mini Wallet on a Chain $51
Mini Crossbody Bag
Forever 21 Mini Crossbody Bag $13
Le Chiquito Mini Suede Top Handle Bag
Jacquemus Le Chiquito Mini Suede Top Handle Bag $455
Small Cream Shopping Bag
Telfar Small Cream Shopping Bag $150

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