Before a concert, I always rack my brain when choosing an outfit. Comfort or cute? Casual or edgy? Personally, I think the biggest faux-pas is looking like you tried too hard. Example: I went to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs last spring and saw one too many Karen O knock-offs.
Here are a few of rules I follow (and have probably broken, too):
- Don't wear your favorite shirt unless you want beer spilled all over it
- In fact, don't wear your favorite anything unless you want beer spilled all over it
- Don't wear stilettos to a standing room only show. I have had many-a-toes crushed by inconsiderate/stumbling girls who thought it was a good idea to wear their sharpest-heeled shoes to a Death Cab for Cutie concert
- No turtlenecks (no, not even sleeveless, Mom)
- Are you in the band? Or DJ Jazzy Jeff? No? Then take your sunglasses off when you're indoors (and at nighttime, no less).
- T by Alexander Wang Cowl Boat Neck Tee (42.50 at shopbop) - Yes, it's on sale and yes, I'm buying this ASAP.
- Gabby purse ($128 at J Crew) - This fits all your essentials; bringing anything else to a show will just make you wait longer in the "purse check" line.
- Fenton/Fallon for J Crew Carrington Chain Bracelet ($96 at J Crew) - A little bit Bowie, a little bit Vampire Weekend, and a whole lotta awesome.
- Deena & Ozzy Perf Harness Boot in Tan ($58 at Urban Outfitters) - Because you just want to dance.
- Current/Elliot Super Slouchy Skinny Jeans ($250 at netaporter.com) - The perfect concert jean...just look at them!
May the rock gods be with you.