What To Wear To Summer Concerts

Whether you’ve got tickets to see Adele at the Greek, Dolly Parton at the Bowl, or Sade at the Staples Center, there’s a bevy of can’t-miss girl power concerts happening all summer long in the City of Angels. And while budgeting for tickets and figuring out parking are surely things you’ll have to worry about ahead of time, you won’t have to stress about finding the perfect look—we’ve already got you covered. Just steal a page from this SoCal gal’s style playbook: High-wasted jean shorts, a comfy band T-shirt, and leopard cardi layered under a chic, rocker-esque leather jacket is the ultimate (and easy!) event ensemble. You can keep the jacket on to stay cozy en route to the concert, and strip off layers when you work up that sweat while singing and grooving. Just remember to wear some cool black ankle boots to add that practical standing-all-night-long edge, and we promise you’ll be hitting a high note that really resonates.
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Essential #1: Black biker jacket—You can’t go wrong with this closet staple. Layer if over your concert-ready outfit and throw it on over your fave floral dresses to add a little edge.
Altamont Leather Jacket, $250, available at All Saints, 100 North Robertson Boulevard, (at Alden Drive); 310-432-8484.
Essential #2: Ankle boots—Don’t forget to slip into a pair of ankle boots with a slight heel to step up your style game this summer.
Rachel Comey Pinion Bootie, $201, available at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (at Edinburgh Avenue); 323-655-7855.
Essential #3: Leopard cardigan—Add a little interest to your festival look with this wildly adorable printed cardi.
Leopard Print Knit Cardigan, $15.80, available at Forever21, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Cherokee Avenue); 323-462-8500.
Essential #4: Denim shorts—A snug pair of jean shorts will be your go-to all season long.
Notify Denim Shorts, $80, available at Net-A-Porter.
Essential #5: Extra-long necklace—Forget statement necklaces, because we’re all about this delicate and extra-long charm and chain piece of summer jewelry.
Giles And Brother Silver Horseshoe Necklace, $120, available at Post 26, 225 26th Street (at San Vicente Boulevard); 310-451-0950.
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