So… my hubby and I have been attending summer concerts recently since there’s tons of them in Downtown LA, which is where we live. It’s so much fun discovering new talent that’s just waiting for their big break, and dancing the night away in a little bar or concert venue. I also feel like concerts allow you to dress edgy and wear things that are a little bit out of the ordinary. Music is all about self-expression, just like fashion. So even though you can feel free to pull out those crazy or bold pieces on a night out for a show, you always want to be comfortable enough to dance and float around the bar or venue.
I wanted this outfit to show a little bit of my creativity while also playing into the black and white color palette that is so classic and versatile. It’s also been all over the runways the last few seasons. You don’t necessarily have to go with bright colors just because it’s summer; a crisp white is just as brilliant against the summer sun.
I’m actually wearing a black skirt, but with the sweater on top, it’s disguised as a black dress. Definitely wear what you’re comfortable with; in case you do wear a black dress underneath, I wanted to mix it up a little bit and show one of the hundreds of ways you can take your LBD (little black dress) into new territory. I threw a thin black knit sweater over top that’s just long enough to show the pretty hem of the dress. It’s amazing what adding one garment can do to an outfit! I put a brown belt over top to cinch in my waist and add a little bit more shape. A strong colored belt would also be a great choice for adding a unique edge. I find that the belt helps balance out my small frame, but you can opt out of the belt for a super cool and forgiving look.
I love this combo of a long sweater over a dress because it’s just involves a simple addition that looks effortless and cool, with a dash of femininity through the little peek of the dress. I decided to add a little bit of color and pattern with an oversized leopard clutch. It’s big enough to fit my necessities but still easy enough to carry which I love. I tied the whole look together with some nude strappy sandals that are demure and a little bit trendier compared to the classic pieces I have put together.
This outfit is so functional for a concert because of how transitional it is. If you work up a sweat from dancing, you can take the sweater off. When you’re on your way home at night, you have that extra little layer if it’s a bit of a chilly walk. It’s also perfect for a day of shopping or a lunch date; really almost anything! I’m sure you have pieces similar to this, as they are pretty much fashion staples, where you can achieve this super simple yet seemingly well thought-out ensemble in a cinch!
Would you wear this outfit? And where would you wear it to? I’d love for you to share them with me!