Going to Boston University, especially if you live on campus, it’s pretty hard to not go to a show within your years here. There are several venues in the area—House of Blues, Paradise Rock Club and Brighton Music Hall, to name a few—that often offer great shows geared towards the college-aged community. Even the Great Scott has some awesome shows every now and then, especially when the Allston Pudding is involved.
The great thing about these venues is that the unwritten dress code tends to be fairly similar regardless of the show. This Fashionista is wearing a really laidback outfit, probably fit to go see The Smith Westerns or Delta Spirit. She paired simple T-shirt and jeans with a cute faux leather biker jacket and fingerless gloves. The scarf and beanie are essentials for any winter season, and this Fashionista wears hers really well.
The most important thing about going to any show is making sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes because odds are you’re going to be standing for a long time. This Fashionista is wearing suede ankle booties, which are a personal favorite of mine. Every girl and boy should own a pair.
If you love to discover new music and live shows, the local music scene is at your fingertips, literally. Download an app called Bandsintown. It’ll scan your music library and let you know if any of your favorite artists are coming to town. It’ll also recommend shows for you in the area and let you preview some of the music!
It’s really important to note that while there is a general consensus on what to wear to your regular run-of-the-mill rock show, it’s still fun to play around with your wardrobe. Going to see a poppier artist like Katie Melua or Kimbra usually requires some hair crimping and cutesy shorts with tights. The best way to figure out what to wear is to listen to the artist’s music while you get ready and let the music inspire your look!
One Simple Change: If you’re going to a bigger venue or seeing an artist with a bit of a higher profile, switch out the T-shirt for a chiffon blouse. You’ll be surprised at how it immediately dresses up your outfit. You’ll go from grunge to great in no time.