Ugh, it’s that dreaded time of year again…
Arctic wind chills, the need to wear so many layers that you look like that annoying little kid from A Christmas Story in his snow suit. Ice scrapers and salt. And the oh-so-wonderful snow/slush mixture that just makes everything really filthy and gross.
Hold it! Why do we live here in the winter again?!
A few of weeks ago I went to see a show at The Midland by AMC, stepped out of my car and immediately froze my butt off.
Not wanting to wear a coat, hat, gloves, etc was a huge factor. But who wants to carry all that and juggle their $8 beer while trying to maneuver through the masses to the stage?
Calculating wardrobe options to a winter concert can be complicated.
Especially when you’re trying to tie in the "cuteness factor" with the functionality of your outfit. Here are a few tips that can make it easier to impress the masses with your fashionista genius while bracing for Ol’ Jack Frost!
*Check the weather reports before you leave for the show!
This sounds trivial and "kindergarden" but it’s Numero Uno. Especially here in Oz country!
*Jeans and layers are your BFF!
Try creating your concert look by layering lots of clothing. A great pair of jeans, a favorite T-shirt, a long sleeve T, and a favorite zip hoodie or sweatshirt is an easy fix.
Just remember, wearing logos or graphics on any of your layers that demonstrates the band you’re going to see is a lame novice move.
We all know that you like the band, you’re at the show. Don’t become a walking billboard for the band among their biggest fans!
*Small bags and lots of pockets!
The last thing that you wanna walk into a show with is that dufflebag of a purse or your backpack. Keep it small or non-existent with the use of pockets. The less that you have to hold, the better!
*Boots, boots and more boots!
Whether they’re short or tall, lace up or pull-on, boots are always a good idea at any winter show. Comfort is key, leave those high heels at home, ladies!
Just remember, keep it easy and simple.
You’re going to a show, things happen, drinks spill. Don’t wear your best and most expensive things. The easier and more effortless you look at a show, the more eyes will be on you!
Shauna is a buyer for trendy fashion boutique Hobbs in Lawrence