Friday Finds: What You Need For A Winter Concert

I feel like Amy should be writing this, given that she’s our resident concert expert, but I actually can’t think of a different topic and it’s my day to write, so YOLO. Amy and I are actually attending a concert tomorrow: Sleigh Bells. I’m prying myself away from the library for ONE NIGHT over the next three weeks and it’s for this concert, so needless to say – my expectations are high (and I just REALLY need a night off from the various 10-page papers I’ve got going on).

Anyway, summer concerts are usually my jam because they’re so easy to dress for. Sundress, sunglasses, loads of jewelry, gorgeous flats. You’re good to go. But being that we’ve been battling some 30-degree weather in good ol’ Boston, I’m now at a loss for what to wear. Think about it: Going to the concert, you’re freezing in the chilly weather, but the second you get to that concert, you’re in a packed room and sweating your ass off. Welcome to Jill’s Lessons in Layering. I’ll be your professor for the day, and you’ll be blogging rather than listening to me (just like I’m doing in class right now).

Here’s a lowdown of what you should be rocking to concerts during the colder months:

1. Tights

…Because you need to rock a skirt of a dress. Concerts are so fun, and while skinny jeans may suffice, you’ll probably get a bit heated while dancing. Tights are the perfect compromise. You won’t freeze when you’re walking around outside, you’ll still look cute with booties and a dress.

Wolford.

Wolford.

2. Leather Jacket

I honestly don’t know how many times I have to write LEATHER IS EVERYWHERE on this blog. If you do not have a leather (or pleather) item of clothing yet, get thee to any store nearby and you will find something. A leather jacket is the most conservative of the trend, and you need to be on board.

Madewell.

Madewell.

3. Booties.

If you wear heels to a concert, please never address me in public. WHAT IS THE POINT?! Unless you’re going to like, the symphony. But then you wouldn’t be going to a concert, you’d be going to the symphony. There’s a difference. Maybe I’m just bitter because I can’t wear heels for extended periods of time, or for dancing (well), but for me, it’s all about the cute ankle booties that are all the rage this winter.

Jeffrey Campbell.

Jeffrey Campbell.

That’s right, I’m recommending my own boots because they’re uh-mazing. Click that pic and buy yourself a pair at once.

4. Arm party.

Coined by the Man Repeller, the arm party is part of the cool girl uniform. Basically, just stack on all the bangles you have and make it look like a stylist put you together. Do it on both arms if you’re feeling really daring.

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5. Cross-body bag.

You don’t want to be that girl looking for a place to put her purse. You also don’t want dead arm from your heavy tote bag. A cross-body is THE answer. Not only do you not have to worry about knocking your purse into people, but you can easily grab your phone, camera, whatever. As someone who typically hates Coach, I have to say: their classic cross-body is pretty awesome.

Coach.

Coach.

What’s your typical concert uniform?

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