What To Wear To A Concert In Spring When It's Still Kind Of Chilly Outside

While it's my personal belief that when the chillier days start up, everything else shuts down, this isn't exactly true. Life doesn't stop — cocktails keep flowing, restaurants keep bustling, and the music keeps going. But how exactly do you pick outfits for spring concerts? You know, when the cold winter winds are still bustling, but you still want to look cute.

This has been the ultimate frustration in my (fashion) life: How does one look super cute and polished in the winter, when snow, wind, rain, hell — even hail — are against you. I've basically come up with a "f*ck this" winter uniform: A (close to) floor-grazing parka, my raw denim, and either Timbs, or shearling-lined boots. Top it off with my trusty wool hat, and I'm pretty much ready for any temperature to come kick my ass. Except for two weeks ago, during New York Fashion Week, when there was actually a warning not to go outside in New York City. Yep, it was a thing.

But I don't exactly feel sophisticated and polished when I'm wearing my puffer jacket and boots that have seen way, way better days. You know how there's the battle of fashion versus comfort? Well, I always choose fashion in the colder days. It doesn't have to be that way, though!

I already have a few concerts lined up next month, and I'm thinking to myself, what in the hell should I wear to not feel super yucky at this concert? But believe it or not, if there's a will, there's definitely a way.

1. The Off-The-Shoulder

Reformation Layne Top, $58, The Reformation

Long-sleeved tops don't have to mean un-sexy. In fact, it gives you an opportunity to show off even more beautiful parts, like your shoulders!

2. The Plunging Jumpsuit

Deep Meaning Plunging Jumpsuit, $68, Nasty Gal

Plus side: It's a one piece, so your entire outfit is pretty much planned.

3. The Pleated Midi

ASOS CURVE Pleated Midi Skirt, $51.32, Asos

Paired with a bodysuit? You got it goin' on, lady!

4. Slit Central

Babaton Gabe Dress, $165, Aritzia

Warmth is all about layering — pair this super cute dress with a turtleneck top, tights, and your favorite booties.

5. The Tunic

Missguided Plus Size Button Front Side Split Tunic Top Nude, $42.50, Missguided

I can't get over how chic this looks over faux leather leggings like this.

6. The Wrap Dress

Boohoo Plus Bella Bella Striped Wrap Front Dress, $40, Boohoo

I love a good long sleeve to keep me warm. And again — tights, tights, tights. Or, leggings, if it's a colder day.

7. Culottes

New Look Scuba Crepe Culottes, $35, Asos

Will I ever get sick of culottes? Unlikely. These give you an excuse to pull out those super cool socks!

8. The Classic Maxi

Plus Size Maxi Dress, $15.90, Forever 21

You can never go wrong with a maxi dress. And with bold accessories and killer heels like this, it's the ultimate edgy look.

9. Pretty Patterns

Printed Trousers, $69.90, Zara

If you're going to a more dressed up concert, these are perfect for the occasion. Paired with a black cropped sweater, and you're ready for business.

10. The Wool Dress

Violeta By Mango Plus Size Wool-Blend Ponte Dress, $89.99, Mango

Sweater dress may not scream sexy, but paired with some knee-high or over-the-knee boots, you've got a stunner.

Repeat after me: Cold doesn't mean dud. Cold doesn't mean dud. Cold doesn't mean dud. In fact, it gives you more opportunity to layer up and experiment with your wardrobe. And what's more exciting than that?