What To Wear To A Sublime Concert

When choosing the best top to wear to a concert, might we recommend something sweet that also works if you wanted to dance like no one’s watching? A band tee meets those requirements exactly. Because most concerts have cute merch waiting to be purchased, it’s important to wear something cute in the meantime. You never know who you could meet standing in the line waiting to get in. In 2023 you don’t even have to know any songs from the band whose T-shirt you’re wearing, but it is always fun to widen your music taste.

Rolling Stones Concert Stamp Tee

Daydreamer Rolling Stones Concert Stamp Tee $92.00


Denim Shorts

Blogger wearing denim shorts

As previously mentioned, we aren’t afraid to admit we’ve been ill-equipped in the clothing department at previous concerts—like wearing a mini skirt and heels! But when it comes to style, comfort, and practicality, you can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans or shorts. Especially if it’s summer and especially if the concert is outside. Sometimes a band’s set can go on for hours, so ensure you’ll be comfortable all night by wearing your favorite denim bottoms

Abercrombie blue denim shorts

Abercrombie Women’s Curve Love Denim Dad Short $70.00


Cowboy Boots

Hailey bieber wearing cowboy boots

Cowboy boots have been a longtime staple for country concert goers, laid-back but recently they have gained more popularity in all genres. Pair them with an oversized tee or wear with some baggy jeans for a slouchy, laid back look.

Tecovas Blue Cowboy Boots

Tecovas Women’s Tall Cowgirl Boots $295.00


Corset Tops

@gabrielak_j wearing a corset top

Corset tops don’t have to be ultra feminine. They can be worn with a pair of ripped denim jeans or punked out like the above with a graphic tee and a printed mini. Dress up a simple silhouette with lots of accessories or let a detailed design do all the talking.

reformation blue and white linen corset top

Reformation Eloise Linen Top $148.00


All Sequins

Rocky Barnes wearing all sequins

Whether you are headed to Taylor Swift or Beyoncé, head-to-toe sequins are guaranteed to make a statement. Not to mention, you will glitter under the stage lights.

Free People Green Sparkly Slip Dress

Free People That Girl Sequin Slip $98.00


Tips For Dressing For A Concert

Before getting into specific outfit suggestions, let’s take a look at what to consider when dressing for a concert:

Comfort Is Key For Concert Outfits

Concert outfits - Psyche in denim and feathers | 40plusstyle.com

It goes without saying that you don’t want to be uncomfortable anywhere you go.

But, while you might be able to get away with high heels if you are sitting down to dinner, dancing at a concert may be a different matter.

Of course, if you are comfortable in heels, then go for it, particularly if you will be sitting for part of the night.

Psyche above shows that edgy boots can be perfect for a concert.

Recreate her outfit with this similar denim shirtskirtbag and lace-up boots.

Kenneth Cole REACTION Side Way Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Kenneth Cole REACTION side way ankle boot

A Crossbody Bag

You will likely need to take a bag with you. How else are you going to buy refreshments without your purse?

To keep your hands free, it’s best to opt for a crossbody bag. You can also put this in front of your body if you are worried about security.

Fossil Fiona Small Crossbody Bag | 40plusstyle.com

Fossil Fiona small crossbody bag

Dress According To Your Musical Tastes

Concert outfits - Melanie wears jeans and a tee | 40plusstyle.com

Just as everyone has a different style personality, everyone likes different music.

You won’t want to wear the same outfit for a rock concert, for example, as you might to a country music gig.

However, if in doubt, it’s always a good idea to take inspiration from the rock chick style personality. Don’t know your personality type? Take the style personality quiz.

Melanie @melanie.rae.miller above keeps her look casual while adding on-trend elements with her wide shoulder muscle tee and by slinging her fanny pack across her chest.

Check out this similar sleeveless teejeanssneakers and fanny pack.

Concert Outfits – 9 Ideas For You To Choose From

Now that you’re thinking in general terms about what you would wear to a concert, here are some more specific concert outfit ideas for you:

Concert Outfit Ideas: A Moto Jacket And Jeans

What to wear to a concert: The best concert outfits for women over 40 | 40plusstyle.com

An obvious one, I know, but sometimes the old ideas are the best ones.

If you’re really stuck on what to wear, then a pair of jeans with a leather jacket is really a no-brainer.

You may find, however, that black leather looks harsh against your skin as you get older.

You could, instead, opt for a softer or brighter shade, which will help you stand out from the crowd.

Or, you could always add a bright red lip to add color if you do want to stick to black.

Fonda @savvysouthernchic above wears a moto jacket with her ripped jeans and booties.

Get her look with this similar teemoto jacketjeansbooties and backpack.

What to wear to a concert - a moto jacket and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

BLANKNYC suede moto jacket – LARACE tunic top – AG high waist skinny jeans – Dunes moto boot – Fossil Fiona small crossbody bag

There is more inspiration in this article on the best leather jackets for women over 40.

Rock Concert Outfit: A Band Tee

Yes, it’s a cliche, but not all cliches are bad.

If you love a band or artist and you are going to see them, or an artist of the same genre, why not wear a band t-shirt?

If you want to add a touch of the unexpected to your outfit, you could always wear your t-shirt with a skirt rather than as the expected jeans and tee combination.

Choosing a concert outfit - wear a band tee | 40plusstyle.com

Urban CoCo open front blazer – Bon Jovi Keep the Faith T-shirt – Kate Kasin pleated skirt – Dunes moto boot – Fossil Fiona small crossbody bag – KLFrogPond long tassel drop earrings

Outfits To Wear To A Concert: Leggings & A Tunic

Sara wearing a tunic dress and leggings | 40plusstyle.com

You obviously want to be comfortable when you attend a concert, and leggings are definitely one of the most comfortable things you can wear.

I’d choose a longer top or tunic if you are choosing leggings. For added interest, I’m sure you know by now that I’m a huge fan of asymmetry.

Be sure to check out all my tips on how to wear leggings.

Sara above chooses a long tunic shirt with animal print leggings.

Recreate her look with this similar tunic dressleggingsbooties and bag.

Concert outfits idea - leggings & a tunic | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Millen suede moto biker jacket (similar here) – Esenchel V-Neck swing tunic top – Commando faux leather leggings – Dunes moto boot – Fossil Fiona small crossbody bag – KLFrogPond long tassel drop earrings

A Checked Shirt

Checks are a country staple as well as having a nod to rock style. So, they should be a good option for concerts of many musical genres.

Concert outfits idea - checked shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Ninedaily 3/4 sleeve plaid shirt – AG high waist skinny jeans – Dunes moto boot – Frye zip crossbody bag – KLFrogPond long tassel drop earrings

Anything In Leather

Nikki in a leather blazer | 40plusstyle.com

Of course, leather is the ubiquitous choice when it comes to a concert. You could opt for a leather moto, a leather skirt, pants, top or dress.


And, of course, you don’t have to choose real leather if you would prefer not to. You could always opt for faux leather and still get a similar look.

Nikki @40notfrumpy above teams her leather blazer with matching boots.

Steal her look with this similar teeleather jacketjeansboots and necklace.

What to wear to a concert - anything in leather | 40plusstyle.com

HieasyFit cotton turtleneck top – SweatyRocks wrap midi leather skirt – Aerosoles slip-on loafer – Trendeology leopard crossbody bag – Karine Sultan drop earrings

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