What To Wear To A Classic Rock Concert If Your Wardrobe Isn’t Very….Rock n’ Roll

What To Wear To A Classic Rock Concert If Your Wardrobe Isn’t Very….Rock n’ Roll

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I’m going to a Tom Petty concert tomorrow with two of my best friends. I couldn’t be more excited because A) I haven’t seen any of my New York friends in months and B) I’m a sucker for 80s jams. There’s no denying that Tom Petty is a cornerstone of classic American throwbacks, but he’s not one of my faves. American Girl is OBVIOUSLY a Pretty Patriot anthem, but I’m much more so of a Fleetwood Mac/Hall & Oates/Men At Work kinda girl. So I’ve been trying to learn the words to the hits for the last few days so I don’t look like a complete idiot. We’ll see how that goes.

The friends I’m going with are guys, which is fun because, let’s be real; guys are more fun to drink with. You might have to prevent a fight, but no one ends the night drunk crying. The downside of going to a concert with guys is deciding what to wear because guys don’t care.

“What are you wearing?”
“Um…a shirt…jeans…idk.”

My wardrobe is mostly preppy but with a good amount of eccentric and trendy pieces. But I don’t have a lot of clothes that exactly scream “Tom Petty concert” or any classic rock concert for that matter.

It should come as no surprise that I care (probably too much) about presentation, so I’m thinking wayyyy too hard about what I’ll be wearing. But in my defense, I’ve barely gone out this summer and I want to look good! So I’ve gone through my entire dresser and closet in search of something that won’t make me look like a suburban mom trying to get her groove back tomorrow night. Basically, I grabbed anything that wasn’t the color of an Easter egg.

This is what I’ve been able to come up with. (Sorry for the low quality photos; still haven’t made that iPhone 7+ update and didn’t feel like asking my mom to take pictures of me with my DSLR)


What Should I Wear?

  • Fringe Shirt (31%, 11 Votes)
  • Black Tank (22%, 8 Votes)
  • White Boho Shirt (17%, 6 Votes)
  • Striped Halter (14%, 5 Votes)
  • Dress (8%, 3 Votes)
  • All of these suck (8%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

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  1. These outfits are gorgeous! I voted for the striped halter because it looks the most ’80s of all the outfits, perfect for Tom Petty! Have so much fun at the show!

  2. My favorite is the black tank! I think you look the best in it and it’s pretty rock and roll. I’m actually having this dilemma because I’m going to a Taking Back Sunday concert tomorrow and I don’t know what to wear! It’s so punk rock from the early 2000’s and I’m having major high school flash backs. So this post has definitely given me some inspiration. Thanks!

  3. I think the fringed top and shorts are very summer rock concert. The white boho top is good too but I’d do a very light spagetti strap tank underneath so it looks more gypsy-ish.
    You are going to have a great time Tom Petty concerts are awesome.

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