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What to Wear to a Rock Concert Over 40 or 50

Your teenage years spent listening to head-banging music while lying in the dark may be far behind you. But that doesn’t mean your soul still doesn’t belong to rock and roll.

If your favorite band is still going strong and you have tickets to see them, what do you wear to look like the cool rocker you’ve always been? Here are three ideas for what to wear to a rock concert when you are over 40 or 50.Rock Concert - Pink Leather Jacket


Leather Jacket + Jeans

A pair of jeans and a cool moto jacket is a no-brainer combo for a rock concert. Whether you wear skinny jeans or bootcut, dark wash or light wash ripped jeans or clean; it doesn’t matter. Whatever suits your body type is the best pair for you.

As for the leather moto jacket, black is the everlasting symbol of rock and roll. However, now that you are older, you may find you have outgrown it. Black leather can be harsh and aging next to mature skin, so you’re OK to go with a more sophisticated shade like blush, which is considered neutral.

Pair your leather jacket with a white or cream top with a slight edge. Look for tops with cutouts, studs, or other rock n’ roll touches. Top it off with your upscale rocker look with a designer bag and a pair of cute suede booties. Rock Concert - Long Sweater Leather Leggings


Black Leggings + a Long Top

Black leggings worn with a long top are another great way to get the grown-up rocker chic look. Plus, you will feel super comfy all night long. Any black legging will do, but leather or faux leggings add to the heavy metal vibe. Team your leggings with a sleek, long top that covers your bottom. This brick cashmere sweater looks fabulous with this inky crossbody bag and comfy black slides.

What to Wear to a Rock Concert - Guns & Roses Tee



A Concert Tee + Edgy Accessories

This last look may feel a little corny for some, but hey, it’s a rock concert. Cheer on your favorite rockers in a band concert tee. Your favorite black jeans, dress them up. Finish off the look with a  fabulous bag and flat booties loaded with heavy metal studs and hardware. It’s simple, but it does the trick.

Rock on!

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6 thoughts on “What to Wear to a Rock Concert Over 40 or 50

  1. Here’s a challenge for you, maybe! How about an outdoor classic rock concert on the Forth of July weekend? Oh did I mention it’s in Florida? Hahaha. I would love to get your opinion on this.


    1. Hi Shel, Classic rock, July 4th? Sounds like a red white and blue kind of occasion to me! Is it indoors or out? I thinking denim of course, a cute dress and denim jacket like this: Or white jeans if it’s not outdoors and you are sitting on the ground:, I like this top too:, another cute top in red:,or it is July 4th!! Have a blast!

  2. Hi Deborah,
    Your post is the first thing that came up on my google search for “what to wear to a rock concert over 50”. I think that you are right about black leather for middle-aged women. I guess it doesn’t work anymore for the older set because our features harden with age and black leather is masculine, which (especially when worn) close to the face can make it look harder. I try to avoid cliche rock and roll details on clothes. I feel that I am more sophisticated and complex than that. I like unusual, visually attractive jewelry, no tears on dresses, black pants, and fabric tops with an attractive cut and pattern. Keep the shoes black and avoid anything that makes the foot look like a hoof. I think many “bootie” styles make feet look like hooves. Thanks for your input and for inviting me. :)

    1. Hi Alma, I love when you say, “I feel that I am more sophisticated and complex than that.” YES!! I agree that women our age should be all thinking this. Why stop trying to compete with teenagers? Thanks so much for dropping by and delivering that wise nugget!! Cheers, Deborah

  3. Deborah, thank you for creating these themed posts. Would you consider doing a few sets for ladies attending other types of concerts such as Jazz or Classic music events? Another idea might be creating capsule wardrobe items for each style personality — not every person finds a white button-up shirt or navy jacket essential.


    1. Hi Carla,
      Excellent suggestions! Thank you, I couldn’t agree more. Essential vary depending on your style. I will put these ideas on my to-do list! Cheers, Deborah

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