Though it’s hard to imagine while walking through this winter's sub-zero temperatures and snow-filled sidewalks, one thing is certain: Summer is approaching, and it’s coming sooner than you think. Before long, you’ll be ditching your parka for your swimming suit and trading in your hot chocolate for an iced tea. And while we’re excited for Saturdays at the beach and happy hours in the sunshine, there’s one thing about the sunny season I'm looking forward to above all else: dressing up for summer concerts.
Let’s get real — there’s nothing better than grabbing a cool drink and hanging out with your besties while listening to your favorite musical acts perform live. Attending concerts is the ultimate summer activity. They're filled with fun dancing, warm sunshine, and great memories. C'mon, just thinking about the words "summer concert" is sure to make you recall your very first time at the Warped Tour, right? (Aw, memories!)
And no matter what summer concert or festival you’ve got tickets to this summer (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, and beyond), you’re going to need a great outfit that will work all day long. Something that’s equal parts rocker chick and laid back babe. Another concert ensemble must? This outfit has to be comfortable. Because we all know there’s nothing worse than realizing your shorts are rubbing you the wrong way or your spaghetti strap is digging into your shoulder one hour into your 12-hour festival day.
But don’t fret — we’ve already done the hard work for you. We’ve partnered with Ralph Lauren’s latest Denim & Supply line to pick out all the festival and concert-worthy pieces that you’ll soon be swooning over. We also took the liberty of dreaming up all the fabulous ways we’d love to wear them. (You’re welcome!) So are you ready to fill up your shopping cart with the coolest fashions of the summer concert season? Good. So are we. See you at the stage!
A Classic Chambray Shirt
Western Shirt, $145
Chambray shirts are a classic wardrobe staple for any season — but they're especially important for the summer months. Get a ready-made summer concert look by pairing this worn-in version with some army-green shorts or tuck it into a white skirt for a wonderfully effortless ensemble.
A Pretty Floral Frock
Summer concerts can get Capital-H Hot, and the sweaty look isn't always cute (or comfortable). So if you'd like to feel the cool breeze on your legs while you see your favorite band get sweaty on stage, this super-feminine dress is a great choice. Put your hair up in some milkmaid braids and throw on your favorite strappy sandals for even more sass.
A Super-Cozy Sweatshirt
Oversized Graphic Sweatshirt, $89.50
Remember, once the sun goes down, things can get really chilly, pretty quick. So make sure to throw a sweatshirt like this one in your tote bag before you head out for the big show. Future You will be thankful.
These rolled up, ripped up jeans scream, "rocker cool." They also happen to be super versatile — you can pair them with everything from your newest crop top to your favorite distressed tee. Keep the effortlessness going with minimal makeup and a messy top-knot (which will also keep your neck cool in the summer heat.)
A Badass Tee
Jersey Sleeveless Graphic Tee, $39.50
Step one to keeping cool during summer festival season? Ditch the sleeves. When paired with some distressed denim cutoffs and a fringed cross-body bag, this shirt is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
The D&S Banner Overall, $265
Who said overalls were just for kids? This pair will look great with a floral printed bandeau bra and worn-in chuck tailors. The best part? You can leave your purse at home, because these beauties have plenty of pockets for your phone, wallet, keys, and concert tickets.
A Light-Washed Jacket
Denim Chore Jacket, $265
You won't just wear this jacket at the concert — you'll be rocking it all season long (and well into the fall, too!). Pair it with anything from a loose floral dress to shorts and a tank top.
Clayton Boyfriend Jean , $225
With a pair of jeans this artfully distressed, you're going to want to keep your outfit's focus on them. Tuck in a simple black tank and delicate gold jewelry (along with some red lipstick) for a look that slays even more than Beyoncé at the Super Bowl.
The Coolest Vest in The World
This baby is the denim vest of all denim vests. That wash! That beautifully worn-in look! Those roses! Rock this piece in the mosh pit this summer, and you're sure to get more than a few compliments from your fellow concert goers. And because you've gotta get a second look at this gorgeous staple:
This post was presented by Ralph Lauren's Denim & Supply.