CollegFest 2012: How to Dress for the Concert
This blog post is written by Ashleigh Mavros, our Campus Ambassador from Ohio University. She is excited and ready for CollegeFest!
Whether you’re dancing the night away under the stars or rocking out in a venue, college concert wear is all about simple comfort and accessorizing. Depending on the genre of the artist or the band you can cater your outfit to complement the musical taste, but make sure to keep in mind the following when deciding between indoor vs. outdoor wear.
If you’re headed indoors you have a little bit more flexibility since weather won’t be a factor. Such as with the upcoming CollegeFest September 22nd and 23rd at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, you have numerous options for the perfect indoor outfit. Focus on either a daring top or unexpected patterned pants or a skirt. Since it will most likely be dark in the venue, neon’s and bright's are a must to stand out in a crowd of thousands. A pair of colored skinny jeans and a knotted denim top is perfect, but skip the stilettos so you’re not constantly thinking of your hurting heels.
Wedges or booties are the perfect option to dress up an outfit without creating a walking hazard. Since you won’t need weather-related accessories (sunglasses in the dark are a no-no) go big with statement-making earrings, necklaces and bangles.
For an outdoor spring or fall concert the biggest factor is weather; it may be a blistering 100 degrees or a downpour of rain ending in a spontaneous mud slide. Because of the possibility of the weather changing at any minute, planning ahead and layering is key for unknown circumstances.
A floral dress with a cardigan or colorful shorts and a crop top scream warm weather. Make sure to keep your clothes simple and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Retro sunglasses, outspoken jewelry, vibrant scarves, fringed satchels, sleek boots and cute hats are all sensible and make any outfit eclectic. Closed toe shoes are a must if you don’t want to get your feet trampled on, since you’ll most likely be standing and walking amongst crowds all day. Use accessories as a chance to let your personality shine through so you can keep the rest of your outfit comfy and practical.
Whether you’re heading to one last outdoor concert or gearing up for Wale at CollegeFest, don’t fret about your outfit. Instead, spend your time relaxed and comfortable enjoying a night of musical bliss!