Among summer traditions are music festivals, tours and concerts. Like music, fashion is a form of self-expression and what you wear to a concert says just as much about you as the music you’re dancing to. The summer is host to a large variety of tours – ranging from country dosey doe to hip-hop two-step. This Fashionista was on her way to a concert with more mohawks than cowboy hats, and decorated her grungy look with metallic accents and bold hues.
Unfortunately, there’s a fine line between grunge chic and grunge “eek.” With such a strong edge, it’s important to implement softer elements to your wardrobe as well. This Fashionista pulled her grungy look off by finding balance on said spectrum. Her accessories, such as her ripped tights, facial piercings and layered jewelry, enhance her polished look that the top and skirt creates.
A grungy look can be dull and heavy on the eyes. Therefore, adding some shine will brighten your concert look. This Fashionista paired a metallic off-the-shoulder top with a matte black high-waisted pencil skirt. This is a prime example of wardrobe contrast. We see the contrast between dull and metallic again in this Fashionista’s makeup and facial piercings.
The color scheme of a punk rock concert typically consists of dark shades like black and gray. However, adding one bold hue can make a look positively stand out from fellow crowd surfers and head bangers. Red was this Fashionista’s choice. The use of a bold hue, such as this classic red, should be used sparingly to complement your dark style rather than distract from it, which this Fashionista does to perfection. With a red lip and red shoes, this Fashionista won’t be just another face in the crowd.
One Simple Change: This look can go from a punk rock tour to a fancy date night in no time. By losing the ripped tights, layered jewelry and replacing the flats for heels, this Fashionista’s wardrobe will go from grunge to chic that will guarantee her a second date.