Ah, summer concert season is at its peak. The people, the energy, the good vibes—don’t forget the heat and humidity! Although standing outside under the hot sun for hours on end doesn’t exactly conjure up fond memories, concerts are (usually) picture perfect in retrospect. This Fashionista beats the heat in a funky new way. With a few personal touches, her outfit of basics (jeans, sneakers and a tank top) gets a cool upgrade.
First of all, these jeans are major. The slouchy boyfriend fit and artfully placed rips bring a certain grungy aspect. If there were ever an ideal scenario to experiment with style, a concert would definitely be the place for it. Just like there are music genres for any conceivable mood, there are certain style choices that signal a specific feeling. For instance, if you’re going to a rock concert, add an element of grunge to your look. And what’s more rocker than a good old pair of ripped up jeans? On a functional note, these jeans work with you rather than against you: in the heat of the crowd, the huge rips allow for some nice airflow.
I particularly appreciate how this Fashionista’s sporty bralette is different from the standard crop top. Smaller and simpler, it lets the jeans take the stage (no pun intended). Make sure with super short crop tops like this one that you’re raising the bottom half of your outfit. It might be hot out, but don’t bare your whole stomach—leave a little something to the imagination. This cross between a cropped tank and a bralette complements the high waist of the jeans.
Concerts, especially music festivals, require lots of standing or walking around. As far as shoes go, your feet will thank you for wearing sneakers like these Converse low-tops. They’re simple, comfortable and don’t take away from the rest of her look.
This Fashionista came prepared: she was carrying around a large handbag to hold on to anything and everything she might need at the concert. Sunscreen and water bottle? She’s got it. I recommend investing in a well-made black satchel like the one she’s toting around here. It will take you to any event or occasion, putting your hard-earned money to good use.
One Simple Change: This season, I’m loving pastels and florals. What better way to transition into a fall night out with friends than with a structured jacket or blazer? You’ll cover up a bit without losing any of the outfit’s personality. Not to mention you’ll create a unique contrast of grunge and girly between the ripped jeans and the sweet floral of the jacket.