Arguably, the only thing as fun as going to a concert is planning what to wear to a concert. With musicians stepping their game up when it comes to stage outfits (Taylor Swift, we’re looking at you!), we’re following suit with concert outfit ideas that match their energy. The result? Unforgettable concert experiences that double as iconic fashion shows!!
If you want to wear an outfit that makes a statement for your next concert, we’ve got you covered with fashion-forward (and dance-ready) ideas for all music genres. Goodbye, jeans and a band tee. Hello, feather boas, colorful cowboy boots, and fringe dresses!
So whether you’re throwing it down at a country jam or singing your heart out at a pop concert, keep scrolling for all our favorite outfit ideas — plus some tips for choosing what to wear!
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Are jeans good for concerts?
Jeans are a great option if you want to wear something comfortable, casual, and effortlessly cute to a concert. While they may not be one of the dressiest concert outfit ideas, they are super versatile — which means you can easily dress them up or down depending on the show!
To make them even more concert-ready, you can also wear jeans with a funky pattern or a unique design, like these checkered ones (pictured above)!
What to Wear to a Concert When It’s Cold
If you’re unsure about what to wear to a concert when it’s cold outside, layers are your secret weapon. We all know the struggle: either you wear a cute dress and freeze in line outside the venue, or you bundle up with a sweater and end up sweating the entire concert. To get the best of both worlds, start with a breathable base layer, and build up from there!
For example, you can wear a cute sparkly tank top or graphic baby tee under a faux leather jacket for a stylish concert outfit that goes from day to night — or outdoors to indoors. Or, if you found the perfect mini dress to wear to your next cold weather concert, style it with some trendy western boots or knee-high leather boots for a little extra coverage (AND fashion points!).
How to Accessorize Your Concert Outfit
Now for the fun part: accessorizing! When choosing what accessories to wear with your concert outfit, think about the genre of the music, as well as the artist’s personal style.
Fun statement jewelry is also one of our favorite ideas to zhuzh up a concert outfit, and we especially love wearing show-stopping earrings with our ‘fits. The same goes for other statement accessories, like a colorful pair of sunnies or a bedazzled western hat. If you can’t go all-out for a concert, then when can you?!
And while the cuteness factor is #1, it’s also important to wear practical accessories to a concert, too. A cross-body bag or fanny pack will allow you to go hands-free as you dance the night away. And comfortable shoes are MUST for hours of standing, swaying, and singing your heart out.
If you’re on the hunt for some cute accessories to wear with your concert outfit, don’t miss our list of cute, statement tassel earrings!
What is the best thing to a wear to an outdoor concert?
There’s nothing like vibing to your favorite songs under the open sky — but outdoor concerts also come with unpredictable weather, grassy terrains, and hours of sun, making it tricky to decide what to wear. The best plan of action? Stay prepared for anything with breathable outfits, comfy shoes, and lots of layers.
Our favorite outfit ideas for an outdoor concert include durable denim shorts, a flowy summer dress, or even a cute bikini top, which you can wear with layers like a flannel shirt (great for tying around your waist!) or a fun denim jacket.
For shoes, western boots are a classic for a reason — they’re comfy, easy to walk in, and, most importantly, super stylish. But you can also wear sneakers with any concert outfit for an ultra cool + comfortable look!
Finish off your outfit by wearing some must-have summer accessories, like a sleek pair of sunglasses and a cowboy hat, and you’re officially ready to check “go to an outdoor concert” off your summer bucket list!
Now queue up your pre-concert playlist and get ready to screenshot, because here are all of our favorite outfit ideas to wear to your next concert!
What to Wear to a Country Concert
Nothing sparks seratonin quite like grooving to some acoustic guitar and singing along to a song about driving with the windows down.
If you have a country concert on your calendar, you’re probably wondering what outfit to wear to match the feel-good vibes….without looking like you’re cosplaying a cowgirl. We’ve got you covered (literally!).
The good news: you probably already own at least one pair of cowboy boots. From there, the best country concert outfit ideas are all about feeling comfortable, wearing something you can dance in, and good ol’ Americana vibes.
Keep scrolling for a few of our fave western-inspired outfit ideas to wear to your next country concert!
Rompers are one of our favorite outfits to wear to a concert — they’re easy to throw on, they won’t restrict your movement (so you can swish and sway to your heart’s content), and they’re SO cute!
For a country concert, wear rompers in western-inspired colors and fabrics, like this cute corduroy one. Aptly named the “Outlaw Romper,” it’ll match the western vibes (with a hint of boho), without feeling like a cowgirl costume. Style it with a wide brim hat and a western chain belt to complete the outlaw look!
If you’re not the spurs and denim kind of country fan, then this is the perfect western-chic outfit to wear to your next country concert! Just pair a feminine floral skirt with brown knee-high boots and a matching wide brim hat to balance the girly style with laid-back western vibes.
This is also one of our favorite outfit ideas for all those outdoor country concerts in the hot summer months. Line dancing under the sun just got a whole lot more breathable!
If you’re ever unsure about what to wear to a country concert, denim is ALWAYS a good idea. When in doubt, throw on a pair of light-wash Levi jeans, a cute denim skirt, or some good ol’ daisy dukes with your western boots, and you have the perfect country concert outfit!
For something with a bit more ~flare~, we also looooove a denim jumpsuit. It has a retro, ’70s vibe that’s so cool for a western jam.
Plus, jumpsuits are ultra comfy and effortless — just throw it on with some black boots and you have a stylish country concert outfit idea in two minutes flat.
If your favorite Taylor Swift album is her first one, then we have a feeling you’re going to love this twirl-approved country concert outfit idea!
A white fringe look is the perfect balance between country and pop — especially paired with with fun accessories like this bejewelled cowboy hat or these rhinestone western boots. It’s the perfect outfit to wear as you scream-sing “Our Song” at the Eras Tour concert!
For the boho babes, this is the best outfit to wear to a country concert, mainly because you’ll wear it again and again after the final encore!
Maxi dresses are super laid-back and carefree — pretty on-brand for a country shindig, if you ask us. Opt for one with a neutral floral pattern, and wear it with some cute fringe boots to complete the “yeehaw” concert uniform!
Looking for the perfect frock to complete your concert outfit? We’ve got you covered with this list of the cutest summer dresses for every style!
What to Wear to a Rock Concert
Rock ‘n roll has a long history of truly great fashion. From Mick Jagger to Jimi Hendrix to the one and only Stevie Nicks, rockstars (and rock concerts) are some of the greatest inspirations for iconic outfit ideas. And that makes choosing what to wear to a rock concert SO FUN.
When it comes to rock concert outfit ideas, you want to wear something that reflects the music and is easy to jam in. Rock ‘fits are cool, edgy, fashion-forward, and statement-making.
This isn’t the time to play it safe — so dust off your leather jacket and let’s get into our favorite outfit ideas to wear to your next rock concert!
For a rock concert outfit that says “I’m with the band,” it doesn’t get better than wearing a statement fringe jacket! Rockstars are notorious for their show-stopping pieces….so why not follow suit?! We have a feeling that Mick Jagger would approve of this look.
To take your rock concert outfit one step further, wear it with a cool vintage band tee. Not only does it match the vibe, but it’s also perfect for swapping out with the musician’s merch once you get to the venue!
Even if snakeskin isn’t your jam, patterned pants are a classic look to wear to a rock concert, especially when they’re this cool. Whether it’s eye-catching sequin flares or an on-theme star print, a statement pair of pants will give you an instant cool girl edge.
Let your pants take center stay by wearing them with a baby tee and black converse for your next concert. Or go full glam with some feathers and platform heels. As long as you can easily head-bang, you’re pretty much golden!
Nothing says rock ‘n roll like leather (or, in this case, faux leather)! Whether it’s black leather shorts, a leather biker jacket, or leather combat boots, this edgy fabric is THE best thing to wear to a rock concert. We don’t make the rules — but we do follow them!
Channel the golden era of rock with ’70s-inspired concert outfit ideas! Whether your style icon is Stevie Nicks or Daisy Jones, the 1970s has the most classic and iconic inspiration for what to wear to a rock concert. Think: flowy fringe, chic crochet, knee-high boots, and flared denim.
If you’re looking for outfit ideas for a metal or hard rock concert, what’s more on-theme than wearing chain metal details?! Chain tops are having a serious moment right now, and we think they would be SO cool to wear to a rock concert with baggy jeans or leather pants.
Just picture the stage lights reflecting off this shimmery halter top as you rave to your favorite songs. Utter bliss.
What to Wear to a Rap Concert
The vibes of a rap concert are unmatched, and the same goes for the outfits! Like with other music genres, it’s best to look to the artists themselves when deciding what to wear to a rap concert.
With rappers ruling street style, this usually means baggy jeans, oversized tops, and trendy sneakers. In other words: super comfy ‘fits that’ll look sick on your IG feed.
When in doubt about what to wear to a rap concert, the best outfit ideas are inspired by ’90s hip hop, with a few street style trends mixed in for good measure. Scroll on for all our favorite outfit ideas and inspiration to wear to your next rap concert!
There’s nothing as effortlessly cool as wearing an oversized tee with ’90s-inspired baggy jeans to a rap concert. It shows that you’re here for the music — aaaaand that you have killer street style. Bonus points if it’s a t-shirt for the artist playing (or another rapper with icon status)!
P.S. Since this is one of the more simple concert outfit ideas, feel free to go hard with your accessories. Styling your ‘fit with sporty sunnies, a cross-body bag, and a few chains takes it from a basic jeans + t-shirt combo to a serious LOOK.
If you want to wear a dress to a rap concert, trade your flowy florals for something sleek and form-fitting, like this bodycon maxi. It’s cool. It’s sexy. And it might just get you invited backstage.
When styling a dress for a rap concert, we love ideas that give your outfit a laid-back, edgy feel. Trade your heels for Nike sneakers or knee-high black boots, and layer on accessories like a trendy belt, sleek sunglasses, or a leather bomber jacket.
Give your go-to concert uniform a sleek and stylish upgrade with a sexy corset top. It’s one of our favorite outfits to wear to concerts where you want to look like an It girl — without looking like you’re trying too hard.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a pair of metallic silver pants (because same), we can’t think of anything better than a concert! Bright and reflective, metallic outfit ideas will stand out in the crowd of basic jeans and black t-shirts at a rap concert.
And not only is this a rad outfit to wear to a rap concert, but it’s also a look you’ll be recreating for months to come — no special occasion necessary. Tone it down with a white tank and gold jewelry, or dress it up with a corset top and strappy heels. There are no wrong answers here!
What to Wear to a Pop Concert
Kind of like pop music itself, the best outfit ideas for pop concerts are fun, bubbly, and great for dancing. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to wear a concert outfit that sparks just as much joy as your favorite pop song?!
So, it should be no surprise that our favorite outfits to wear to a pop concert are colorful (bonus points for pink!), sparkly, and packed full of fun details like glittery makeup and bedazzled boots. Pop concert fans just want to have fun — and here are the best outfit ideas to wear to do just that!
If you were one of the blessed people who scored a ticket to the Eras Tour, but are now struggling with what to wear to such an iconic concert, these are the outfit ideas for you! This Lover-inspired dress is SO gorgeous for a Taylor Swift concert (and beyond!), especially paired with heart-shaped accessories.
If you’re not a Lover girlie, we also love the idea of wearing a look from your favorite album to the concert. This gold jacket is giving us major Fearless vibes, and this black sequin dress is perfect for Reputation (it also comes in Midnights blue)!
P.S. If you need more inspo for what to wear, Nasty Gal has an entire Eras Concert Collection for the occasion!!
We’re currently obsessed with feather outfit ideas for pop concerts (thanks, Harry Styles!), and this is one of our faves! In addition to your feather boa, wear a fluttery feather top to your next pop concert — it’ll look sooooo cute as you shake your tail feather in the stands.
And when it comes to pop concert outfit ideas, more is always more. Style your feather top with a glittering rainbow skirt for a look that might even give Harry’s outfit a run for its money.
For more casual pop concert outfit ideas (that are still super Insta-worthy), we love wearing a simple denim mini skirt. You get the comfort of denim, with the mobility of a mini hemline — perfect for dancing like nobody’s watching!
Plus, you can wear a denim mini skirt with anything and everything, making it a concert outfit essential. Style it with a colorful crop top and a denim jacket for a fun take on a Canadian tuxedo. Or wear it with a sparkly pink top and white cowboy boots for a fab outdoor concert!
Complete Your Concert Look With Our Best Style Guides
What you wear to a concert doesn’t stop with just your outfit — and we’ve rounded up the best accessories guides to complete your dance-ready look!
To start, add a little personality (and sparkle) to your concert outfit with one of these birthstone necklaces or birthstone rings. Finish off the look with one of these statement pairs of tassel earrings, and you’re pretty much golden!
In addition to your accessories, the makeup you wear to a concert can instantly take your outfit to the next level. To help you achieve an iconic beauty look for your next show, we’ve gathered our favorite Sephora products — they’re all tried and tested by our editors, and definitely concert-approved!
Finally, we love wearing a new fragrance to a special concert. It’s a great way to capture memories — every time you smell that scent, you’ll be transported right back to the crowd! Here are the best perfumes to wear to your next concert, as rated by our GWS readers.
Which of these concert outfit ideas were your fave? Let us know in the comments below, and if you wear any of these outfits to your next concert, we’d love to see your pics on IG @greenweddingshoes!