Reggae music is definitely one of the most chill music genres that sound even better live. Going to a concert soon? If so, check out our guide on what to wear to a reggae concert!
If you’re going to a reggae concert, you want to make sure you look your best. Reggae music is all about having fun, and what better way to do that than by dressing up in your favorite island-inspired clothes?
Reggae is a genre of music that originated in the country of Jamaica, and reggae clothing is mostly inspired by colors like green, black, yellow (colors of the Jamaican colors) red, and bright neon colors. The musical movement gained popularity in the late 1960’s and is heavily influenced by African culture and drums.
If there’s a reggae show happening near you soon, don’t pass up the chance to hear great live music! Trust us, in no time you’ll be on your feet dancing to the sounds of Jamaica. It’s a good time that you can share with friends, family, and other loved ones.
And while all concerts are more about enjoying the atmosphere and not focusing too much on your appearance, looking cute will definitely give you a confidence boost. So, what should you wear to a reggae concert?
It can be tricky to find the right outfit but don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll show you some of our favorite reggae concert outfits that you can copy!
What To Wear To A Reggae Concert
1. Flare Pants
One of the best things about reggae music festivals is that they’re usually held outdoors. This means that you can get away with wearing some really fun and different clothing items that you might not normally wear.
A great option for bottoms is a colorful pair of flared pants or jeans. They’re flowy, comfortable, and look great when paired with the right top.
Pairing your flare pants with a crop top is a great way to show off your personal style. If you want to keep it more casual, you can pair them with tank tops or band tees.
We are absolutely head over heels with these pink flared pants from Free People! They’re feminine and the fit is perfect for dancing at a reggae festival. Not sure what shoes to pair with these funky pants? Check out the 8 must-have shoes to wear with flared jeans!
2. Retro Jumpsuits
Another great option to wear to an outdoor reggae concert is a 70s-inspired jumpsuit. This one-piece outfit is comfortable, stylish, and easy to wear. Plus, it’ll keep you cool in the heat, and you could always cover up with a denim jacket or a scarf when it gets chilly.
When choosing a jumpsuit, opt for something with retro-inspired colors like burnt orange, or bold patterns. Floral prints are always a good choice if you want a boho look. And if you want to really stand out, go for a tie-dye or a beaded design.
Pair your jumpsuit with some platform sandals or wedges and you’re all set!
3. Oversized Tees
If you’re looking for a more relaxed outfit, an oversized t-shirt is the way to go. You can pair it with shorts, skinny jeans, or even a leather mini skirt. And if you get cold, you can always throw on a cardigan or jacket.
When choosing an oversized tee, make sure to pick one that’s comfortable. You want it to be loose-fitting but still flattering. And don’t forget to choose a design that represents your personal style – if you have a favorite reggae artist or favorite band, you could always wear one of their band tees!
Pair your tee with some ripped jeans and sneakers for a casual look. Complete the look with a hemp necklace and a head scarf. This is also a good outfit choice for rock concerts!
4. Bob Marley Graphic Tees
Bob Marley is the most famous reggae artist and he has since then become a household name. So of course, wearing a Bob Marley graphic tee is appropriate to wear to a reggae concert! Really, it’s the obvious choice.
If you think this outfit is too basic, you can also opt for a different artist’s graphic tee – it’s usually a great conversation starter.
When picking out a graphic tee, just make sure to choose one that’s comfortable and made from quality materials. You want it to be something you’ll want to wear over and over again with other outfits while unleashing your inner Rastafari.
Pair your tee with some denim shorts or your favorite pair of jeans. And don’t forget to accessorize with some fun jewelry!
5. Paisley Outfits
Another great option to wear to a reggae concert is a paisley outfit. Paisley is a traditional pattern that is often associated with the island lifestyle. It’s a great way to show your love of reggae music and culture.
You can incorporate paisley into different outfits and different styles; in the form of a dress, a top, or even a jumpsuit. You can also wear it to country concerts if you’re attending any.
To style, pair your paisley outfit with some fun jewelry and accessories. Complete the outfit with a pair of boots. And don’t forget to add a touch of personal style!
6. Crop Top + Colorful Pants
Another great option to wear to a reggae concert is a crop top with colorful pants. This is a fun and unique way to show your personal style. Plus, the pants are a statement themself!
Choose a pair of pants that are made from lightweight fabric so you’ll be able to move around and sway to the music with perfect energy! African-print pants look particularly great in our opinion, so if appropriate to your style, consider getting a pair.
7. Shirt Dress + Head Scarf
A head scarf is a pretty popular accessory when it comes to accessorizing laid-back concert looks. To style, wear your favorite bandana or head scarf with an oversized t-shirt dress, a head scarf, and a fanny pack – the perfect festival outfit.
Of course, you can also wear your head scarf with different outfits on this list, too! As for shoes, opt for whichever pair is most comfortable. Sneakers, cowboy boots, combat boots and flats are all great choices.
8. Colorblock Outfits
Finally, an essential part of African and Jamaican culture would be bold, bright colors – whether you’re wearing these colors on your clothes, accessories, nails or makeup. A great way to dress up for a reggae concert would be to wear an outfit that’s super bold and colorful.
It’s completely up to you to decide what kind of colorful outfit you want to go with – in our opinion, a pop of yellow in the summer sun looks especially great! Lastly, don’t forget to accessorize to add a touch of personal style to your outfit.
And there you have it! No matter what you wear, make sure you’re comfortable and having fun! That’s what reggae concerts are all about. We hope these tips helped you figure out what to wear to a reggae concert!
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