Going to a rock festival to see your favorite artists and you don’t know what to wear?
We got you, we have handpicked multiple rock outfit styles from rock and roll, to metal, to punk rock to alternative rock and electronic rock, so you can get creative and put together your unique and ideal outfit for your next event!
Table of content:
- 1. Rock Festival Outfit Selection
- 2. Rock Festival Outfit Styles And Examples
- 3. Rock Festival Outfit Tips
- 4. How To Pick Your Rock Festival Outfit?
- 5. Conclusion And Inspiration
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1. Rock Festival Outfit Selection
The aim of our selection is, so you can have a complete view of all the rock outfit styles available, from there you can mix and match festival tops and festival bottoms to create your rock outfit!
As we said, we did our best to gather as many styles as possible, so you can find and directly buy the outfit that you like, or at the very least, so you get your creativity and inspiration rolling.
Do not forget to have a look at the rock outfit accessories as they can beautifully finish up your outfit if you already found a top and bottom, and they also can make your outfit, allowing you to create the outfit around the accessory you like.
Rock Festival Outfit Women Tops
Jackets & Shirts: Lace Sheer Long Sleeve
Other styles and colors are available
Rock Festival Outfit Women Bottoms
Rock Festival Outfit Men Tops
Rock Festival Outfit Men Bottoms
Rock Festival Outfit Accessories
2. Rock Festival Outfit Styles And Examples
To give as many rock festival outfit ideas as possible, we explained below the different styles of rock outfits.
From there, you can know what people tend to wear for each event and so you can mix and match what you like from different styles and create your own music festival outfit.
Classic Rock and Roll Style
Classic rock style usually involves black denim shorts or pants with either some denim for the top or some leather jackets.
Most of those pieces of clothing are black with some white or red.
To complete your look you can add some leather crossbody bag, and some nice silver pieces of jewelry, and you are good to go!
Rock Metal Style
The rock metal style has more leather than classic rock, the denim style is still strong, and black is still the dominant color.
Rock metal has some metallic touch here and there either with a leather metallic belt or leather/denim black jacket also with some metallic element attached to it.
The bottom is black shorts, pants, or jeans, and it is usually a black t-shirt for the guys and a cute black top for the ladies.
For you ladies, if you do want to give high heels a go we recommend wearing a heel height not too high.
Even though we have seen high heels at some rock festivals if you can avoid them do it otherwise go for platforms or like we said take a low heel height.
Punk Rock Style
Punk usually goes even darker and colder than metal rock style.
This is why punk makeup is generally quite dark and metallic elements are even more present. Whether it is jewelry or piercing or even spikes on jackets and pants, metal is everywhere.
It is an all-black top and bottom, leather, denim, and techwear are dominant, and outfits can go from flowy styles to tight clothing.
Alternative Rock Style
Alternative rock brings much more techwear than any other rock style.
As it is alternative style, colors are more present.
The most dominant colors are still black or white and leather materials are less common.
So for guys, you could go with some techwear pants and some graphic cool t-shirts.
And for the ladies, a skirt, shorts, or even a dress can work for the bottom and any type of cute top would work if you show some skin.
Electronic Rock Style
This is the style that will get the closest to what ravers wear.
Colors are all over the place, black is usually not dominant as neon colors are taking over.
Besides the already colorful outfits, electronic rock style has a lot of light elements to it.
People love to bring LED light clothing, or they like to attach some glow sticks to their shoes, hair, or outfits.
For the ladies, it is usually a colorful skirt, shorts, or pants with a sexy colorful, white, or black top, with some body paint and some glitter.
For guys, either colorful or dark bottoms like shorts or pants with colorful t-shirts or tank tops.
3. Rock Festival Outfit Tips
Before doing anything outfit-wise, you need to know if the event will take place indoors or outdoors. If it is an indoor event you can wear and bring whatever you like.
Only maybe bring an extra layer in case the AC is too strong for summer events or in case the heating system is too weak for a winter event.
But other than that for indoor events, you will be covered.
Now, if this rock event is an outdoor music festival it is a whole other deal as you will need to get ready to face some natural elements during the show.
Being Ready For Rain
Festival promoters and productions do their best to organize outdoor music festivals on sunny days, but you never know what is going to happen during the music festival.
So have a look at the forecast and if they do announce “a chance of rain” take that windbreaker or waterproof gear with you.
Being Ready For Mud
Make some research about the venue and try to know if the grounds are more asphalt or grass. Even if the area is only 30% grass we recommend you bring rain boots.
Every year too many people are caught by surprise by the mud, being forced to leave their footwear on-site because they were stuck in the mud.
Even ankle rain boots could suffice but bring something.
Being Ready For Dust And Wind
Try to know if the location of the event is known to be dusty.
For the wind, a windbreaker will do the trick, especially because it will keep you warm and will protect you from getting too much dust on you.
Also, if it is really dusty we can’t recommend enough to bring ziplocks to protect both fresh clothes and valuables. Those Ziplocs really make a difference in a dusty environment.
Being Ready For Cold
If you know that it is going to be cold, layering is your best bet.
The windbreaker is a great choice as it will make sure your heat stays with you.
But if you think it will not be enough, add an extra layer like a jacket to put under your windbreaker.
And if you feel those will not be enough you might as well bring a real warm coat.
Being Ready For Sun And Heat
Funny enough the sun and the heat is probably the most common threat for people, yet it is usually the one they overlook the most.
For most outdoor festivals there are not a lot of shades, most of the time people are in the open under a hot sun and a lot of heat.
And during the event, you need to hydrate, so hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
4. How To Pick Your Rock Festival Outfit?
Know Your Style
As you know there are many rock outfits and styles.
The style you will pick is both related to the kind of rock event you go to and the kind of vibe you want to emanate.
Everyone has his personal style but that changes based on what we are doing and how we feel.
This is why the more you are aware of how you want to feel once at the grounds the easier it will be to pick your outfit.
So know your style (what usually suits you most based on the event) and know how you want to feel (by that we mean to wear what gives you confidence and joy).
Once you have those two down you will know what direction to take regarding your outfit!
Know Your Body
Now that you have sort filters on style and how you want to feel you also need to know what works best with your body.
The best way to think about it is to select what you consider to be your best body parts and create your outfit around them.
Let’s say that what you prefer is your beautiful legs, if that is the case aim for skirts, dresses, or shorts for the bottom.
If it is your belly maybe choose an outfit that shows your midriff.
If it is your back go with some backless tops.
To sum it up, pick one part of your body you like and build around it an outfit that has the style you have chosen and that brings you the feeling you want when on-site.
Try To Go Out Of Your Comfort Zone
As going to a music festival can be rare we recommend having a little fun while choosing your outfit.
It is more than alright to pick easy outfits and not overthink what you will be wearing for the show.
But we do think that music festivals are great opportunities to try new and exciting styles and clothing.
The mindset here is to have fun, to go a bit out of your comfort zone, to try things out, and get the thrilling feeling of the new.
So while the above section is about knowing yourself, this section is purely about going beyond what you think you are or are limited to.
And who knows you might even find new styles you did not know about doing wonders for you!
A Comfortable Outfit Is Key
As soon as you know what kind of outfit you want for yourself also remember that you have to always consider comfort over style.
The best way to be sure your outfit will be comfortable enough for the event is to fully wear it at home to see if anything is chaffing, hurting, or bothering you after wearing it for an extended period of time.
Comfortable Footwear Is Key
Do not forget about your footwear, you also need to wear really comfortable shoes or boots.
This is why, if you do buy a new pair of shoes or boots for your next event, you absolutely need to break them in before wearing them to the festival.
Also, as festivals involve a lot of walking, standing, and dancing we recommend you put insoles in your shoes or boots to protect your feet during those long hours of activity.
5. Conclusion And Inspiration
Rock music festival outfits are quite exciting to put together as there are many styles and new things to try.
Know your style and your body to make sure your outfit suits you the best.
Don’t hesitate to go out of your comfort zone to enjoy yourself even more at your event by wearing new and exciting new types of clothing.
Remember to aim for comfort and to try your outfit and footwear before the event for an extended period of time to make sure it fits perfectly.
If the event takes place outside prepare for the weather have a look at the forecast and get ready accordingly.
Have fun with the different rock styles from rock and roll to punk to alternative to electronic to metal.
Mix and match tops and bottoms outfits that you like to put together your own outfit.
More Punk Rock Clothing
If you are looking for more punk rock clothing we have a dedicated selection including ideas with fishnet tights, leather jackets, techwear, special cowboy boots, and much more.
More Metal Clothing
If you want more metal clothing we have a handpicked list here to give you more ideas and help you get your creativity rolling.
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We hope that this article helped you or saved you some time in your research.
Have a great event!