With a slew of concerts lined up this year — from Phoenix, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran —you may already be planning your outfits to rock the night out with your friends.
While music merch is always a good idea to wear, you might want to take it up a notch. But always take note of where the concert will be held so you can dress accordingly. If you're stuck in a style rut, we put together five outfits below that are fit for every concert venue.
The best and most practical advice we can give you when it comes to outdoor events is to wear sturdy shoes. When dressing up, take into account the weather as well. In a tropical country like ours, it can rain at any point of the day and if there's anything we've learned from fashion and nature, mud does not look good on shoes.
Make sure to wear footwear that will survive the night, too! Complete your outfit with dark pieces that will mask the sweat and dirt to ensure you're still looking chic by the end of the night.
IMAGE Mango, Stradivarius, H&M, Topshop
Mango Sequined message t-shirt, P1495, Greenbelt 5; Stradivarius Leather effect corset with eyelets, P995, SM Aura; H&M Fine-knit pants, P2990, SM Megamall; Topshop Marco buckle boots, P5175, Topshop.com
2. Open Grounds
You may not have mud as your enemy here but you should still consider other elements that are outside your control. For example, your fellow concert-goers! You may not be jumping up and down the night away, but surely other people will, and trust us, they will unintentionally stomp on you. It's better to wear shoes that will keep your toes covered and protected. Slip on your fave logo tee and statement skirt and add some edge by wearing fishnet socks!
IMAGE Guess, Topshop, H&M, Bershka
Guess x A$AP Club Collection Boxy Ringer Crop Tee, P2898, SM Megamall; H&M Tiered mesh skirt, P2290, SM Makati; Topshop Large fishnet ankle socks, P260, Topshop.com; Bershka Neoprene-like mid heel ankle boots with metal heels, P2590, SM Aura
3. Smaller venues
Smaller venues like gastro pubs and clubs allow you to dress more freely. That said, it's time for you to bring out low block heels to give you a little sultry boost without the heel pain. Wear a pair of bedazzled denim jeans and a cute top so you won't look too overdressed.
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Zara Embroidered asymmetric bodysuit, P2290, Greenbelt 5; Topshop Petite Rose embroidered mom jeans, P4495, Zalora; Bershka Mesh mid-heel sandals with ankle straps, P1990, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
Indoor concerts are usually held in domes and arenas. Since you're in an enclosed area, it's best to wear something comfy that will let you dance the night away. This calls for you to bring out your athleisure pieces and dress them up to for a night event.
IMAGE Vero Moda, H&M, Stradivarius, Zara
Vero Moda Stinne Lurex Singlet, P1299, Freestate.ph, H&M Pants with eyelet detail, P2290, SM Megamall; Zara Embroidered leather crossbody bag, P5995, Greenbelt 5; Stradivarius Combined sneakers, P2290, SM Aura
Concerts don't just mean pop stars or rock bands belting out their hits, it can also mean concertos or symphonies. If you happen to get invited or snag tickets to these, they're usually held in auditoriums and call for more dressed up attire. Wear your statement dresses and tops and add a little shimmer to your look to stand out.
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H&M Wrap dress, P2990, SM Makati; Parfois Holiday clutch, P1590, SM Megamall; Pull & Bear Silver mid-heel sandals, P2295, SM Megamall