Last night I saw Ellie Goulding & Conway.
Let me just start by saying Ellie is amazing & her opener Conway was entertaining as well. What an incredible time. If you ever get the chance to go to an Ellie concert do not pass it up. Just amazing.
Now let’s get down to business. In high school I went to concerts multiple times a year. Most of them screamo/post hardcore concerts where moshing was a must (I stayed far away from) but it was difficult not to come home bruised and damaged. I found that my outfits had to come together around my footwear. I stopped wearing cute ballet flats and began to wear whatever shoes would save my toes from breaking. Let me explain, in case you have never attended one of these fiascoes. There are teenage men, and a couple of brave women who make a circle in the middle of the dance floor then proceed to “dance” (I don’t know a better word to describe it) as if they are fighting off imaginary ninjas. Body limbs are flying around at what seems to be the speed of light – in reality it’s just the strobes giving it this feeling – and you do get hit if you are in the way. I have even witnessed shoes fly off and hit people in the face. It is ridiculous, but if done in a safe environment I’m sure it’s the workout of the year. Now you see why footwear is key. Obviously, I did not plan any killer mosh pits at this concert. Nevertheless, I knew I would be in a crowd of drunk, high energy adolescents. I choose my most protective footwear – boots that support my ankles and give my upper foot plenty of protection. I spice up the outfit with funky tights and add a high low dress – that is actually a dress with a skirt over top. The dress was too short, I increased length by layering an additional high low skirt. I keep the skirt in place with an elastic belt. I absolutely love the neckline of the piece, my husband told me I looked like cat woman and with my almond shaped manicure I found that very appropriate. I accessorize with simple jewelry – A steel cuff, silver necklace & non-hoop earrings. I take the outfit to the next level with my hair and make up. This is one of my favorite hairstyles. I love it when women wear masculine hair styles. I contradict the masculinity of the Mohawk by making it my own with curls. This is the CurlHawk. You can achieve this look with the rollers that I introduced in my previous posting. I top off the outfit with a smokey eye. Now I’m ready to go! I am dressed practically yet still stylish to rock out the night.
Outfit of the Night
I happened to see many other outfits that were seriously awesome last night. I love it when people harness their inner rock star and go all out for concerts, it’s beautiful to see people comfortable in their own skin. I have to admit though, the outfit that won my “best concert outfit award” is what Conway wore. SHE KILLED IT. She wore a spandex leather-esk body suit with a white hand print on her left shoulder. To top it off she made it herself! I introduced myself to her last night asking if I could feature her on here – I just HAD to let her know how much I adored her get-up. I do not have an image of the outfit she wore last night, but this is pretty much it just in black.
Photo courtesy of Conway’s Facebook. Check her out here.
So, there you have it. The ultimate concert outfit.