Nothing says summer like a summer concert. But nothing is more fun than a summer COUNTRY concert. If you haven’t tailgated a country concert in the heat of summer, you haven’t lived. Get out there and do it soon! Even if you’re not a country fan, it’s an experience of a lifetime.
My friends and I had been looking forward to the Zac Brown Band concert for weeks. I bought tickets after hearing a lot of my friends and a ton of people from college were going, so in the spirit of my summer motto “why the hell not?”
I knew the weather was going to be killer (I’m a total whimp when it comes to the heat) and I’d be tailgating for five plus hours. Not to mention pre-gaming the tailgate. Not to mention the actual concert, where I had lawn seats and would be standing the whole time. Sounds like a long day (and it is) but it’s the freaking best. The goal of the day’s outfit was cute but comfortable. Honestly, that’s my goal most days but you get it.
I opted for jean shorts, which is not a typical choice for me. They’re just not a go-to in my wardrobe but I kinda think they scream country concert. I wore a white pair from Express that I just love. They’re a little big on me, but I love wearing jean shorts a little big so I can tuck stuff in and I just find them more comfortable when they’re a little loose.
For my top, I wore my white Aerie bralette (I’m almost always wearing this TBH) with a black v-neck graphic tee with the lace-up detail. This one is also from Express. I hadn’t worn it yet, so I was super excited to. Love this similar one in blue.
For sunglasses, I went with blue mirrored aviators that I picked up from Altar’d State. They’re a little dinged up (they went through hell and back in Cancun) so I thought they were appropriate for the long concert.
For my bag, I brought my trusty baby backpack. Is it not the cutest little thing you’ve ever seen? I actually got mine from the holy grail of online shopping, Amazon. Here’s a similar one from Nordstrom that I love. I love carrying this for nights out when I know I’m going to need a few more things than usual.
What’s in my concert bag you ask? Well, the essentials of course.
- Sunscreen (Because I’m pale and being out in the sun all day is not okay)
- Lilly Pulitzer Koozie (Because I drank endless Spiked Seltzers and lived my best life; Also because I’m very basic)
- Portable charger (Because sometimes I’m smart)
- Tic tacs (Because I didn’t want to smell like Spiked Seltzer all night)
- Liquid lipstick (Because gotta look cute for pictures)
- Ticket printed (Because it’s never good to go to a concert and not get in the concert)
For shoes, it was comfort all the way. I wore my knock-off brand Jack Rodgers. I’d link where I got them from, but they no longer exist. I got a gold pair from Altar’d State, though!
Check out some pics of my friends being real cute in their outfits, too!