A country concert is a great place to enjoy the music of your favorite artist and have fun with lots of other people who share the same interest. Country music is all about love, trucks, God, family and havin’ a good ol’ time, so even if you are not an avid country fan, you’ll still enjoy the toe-tapping beats and friendly faces of the crowd. If you are headed to a country concert, be sure to dress the part.
First off, denim is about as country as it gets, so jeans are a perfect choice for country concert wear. Wrangler® jeans are a classic country look, but just about anything goes. If the weather is too hot for jeans, go for a nice pair of jean shorts or a jean skirt. If you’re a lady, the jean shorts and the skirts can be as short as you care to wear (think Daisy Duke from “Dukes of Hazzard,” another classic country look).
Next, add a nice top. For the ladies, a tank top or layered tanks are a popular look, but anything cute will work. For the guys, a nice fitted t-shirt or a casual button down will do. If you’re a huge fan of the act that you’ll be seeing, you can wear a concert tee featuring that artist. Homemade designs are also a fun way to go, so if you don’t have an official concert shirt go ahead and make your own. These often turn out better than the real thing, and it might just get you a shout out from the stage!
Next, add a belt to your denim. Belts, especially leather ones, are another country trademark, so find one that coordinates nicely with your ensemble. Belt buckles are a welcome addition too, and the bigger the better.
Cowboy boots will always compliment a country outfit, and you’ll see tons of other people wearing them at a country concert. However, it is not a good idea to run out and buy a brand new pair of boots for a concert since it takes some time to break them in. A brand new pair could be a bit uncomfortable since you will be standing and walking a lot at the show. If you don’t own a pair of cowboy boots, don’t sweat it. Any casual shoe is acceptable at a country concert. High heels are not recommended however, especially if you will be dancing, standing or walking long distances to get to and from the show.
Top off your country concert outfit with the perfect accessory: a cowboy hat. Cowboy hats are optional however, so don’t feel like you have to wear one (see the above advice on boots). There will be lots of hatless cowboys and cowgirls there.
Another thing to consider when dressing for a country concert is the venue. If it’s outdoors, you may want to wear a shirt that offers more protection from the sun, as well as bring some sunscreen. An outdoor concert, especially during the daytime, makes a cowboy hat more a necessity than a fashion statement.