One of the best things about summer? Live music! Whether you’re headed to a weekend-long festival, an outdoor show, or to see your favorite musician during a big international tour, it’s a given that you’ll want to look cool while still remaining comfortable and practical. With that in mind, summer concert outfit ideas are in order.
First, let’s talk about footwear: Summer concerts—especially outdoor shows—call for trading in the stilettos for a cute pair of flats, sneakers, ankle booties, or sandals. After all, you’ll be standing up for hours (and, likely, dancing), so why even give your feet the option to ache?
Next: layering. Because temperatures at outdoor concerts and festivals range from humid and hot to downright chilly, and indoor arenas can get crazy-sweaty, we recommend throwing on a few layers to get you through the day. Bonus points if your jacket or sweatshirt can be tied around your waist.
And as for bags? Keep things hangs-free and opt for a backpack or small cross-body bag. Trust us: The less stuff you lug, the more fun you’ll have.
In the slideshow, we’ve rounded up 40 foolproof street-style outfits from which to glean inspiration. Summer concert outfit ideas ahead!