Concert season is here, and huge acts are touring around the country. Whatever concert(s) you might be attending, we have the perfect shoes and outfit recommendations for genres such as rock, pop, and rap. From booties to sneakers, below is a mash-up of shows and iconic looks to make you feel like a superstar with your favorite artists.
First, we'll begin with this author's favorite genre, rock (metal is my favorite, but this is close enough). Rock calls for leather, band tees, boots, canvas sneakers, distressed denim, etc. Rebellion and darkness are crucial to rock concert outfits, which My Melrose can undoubtedly do. In the rock segment of concert shoes for women, we feature booties and canvas sneakers.
Children of the Woodlands, TX; Austin, TX; Irving, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix, AZ; and Inglewood, CA (there are two dates for this city), are graced with Ghost for this month's Ghost Re-Imperatour. Ghost has been classified into many genres, like symphonic metal, theatrical rock, etc. The band has the instrumentalists (aka the Nameless Ghouls) in all black with masks and lead singer Tobias Forge in papal attire. Their footwear consists of various boots, like riding boots, for example.
Concertgoers should dress up a little, not formally, but in an all-black with some pleather/leather involved in outfit planning. Our "Top Guy" 3 1/2" Stiletto Pointed Toe Pleather Booties are an excellent fit for a Ghost concert. For those who want to wear a dress, these would go well with a long lace detailed and black dress, a romantic goth look. Go with a Ghost band tee, tuck into a pleather/leather skirt, and pop on a matching pleather/leather jacket. This author is going to the show in Austin with her Ghost band tee, black pleather skirt, fishnets, pleather jacket, and the "Wild" 5" Pleather Double Platform Booties.
In late September, the San Antonio and Houston, Texas crowd can see the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and multi-award-winning hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Bring on the mullets, long hair, leather, studs, denim jackets, distressed pieces, graphic tees, boots, and maybe even throw it back to wild cheetah prints and bandanas. Channel rock n' roll and prepare for the show; choose our "Top Guy" 4" Buckle Heeled Booties as your featured footwear. An easy look for the concert could feature a Guns n' Roses graphic tee or tank with skinny blue jeans like our "Wax" 27" Dark Wash Distressed Denim Skinny Jeans booties, sunglasses (preferably aviators), and a bandana. Not enough for you? Check out these fan looks that mimic lead singer Axl Rose and lead guitarist Slash.
Pop a Statement
With genres of music form a grey area, we find the perfect transition to pop concerts, starting with one of the most famous pop-rock bands in the world, the Jonas Brothers. The trio's FIVE. ALBUMS. ONE NIGHT. THE WORLD TOUR. stops in Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles; and Sacramento, CA this month. Outfits should be planned with color, denim, pleather, sequins, holographic pieces, boots, or athletic shoes. One example by brunetteinblush on LTK showcases a Jonas Brothers graphic tee with a satin midi skirt and rhinestone booties; our "Forever" 3" Thick Heeled Rhinestone Booties would be a perfect start to a similar look.
Continuing with the rhinestone theme, the extra, over-the-top fabulous ladies lucky to attend Sam Smith's GLORIA tour must grab our "Forever Link" 4" Stiletto Heeled Rhinestone Pull-on Boots. Channel your inner diva and get a black sequin dress, or create a layering ensemble with a solid black fitted top, matching sequin jacket and shorts set. Pull out all the drama in your cosmetic looks, and add glitter to complete your fit. Their (Smith's pronoun) tour stops in Inglewood, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Austin, Fort Worth and Houston, TX.
For gals feeling nostalgic or getting to know the pop-rock duo Aly & AJ, their Love With From tour stops in Santa Ana, San Diego, Los Angeles, CA; Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas, TX. The sisters sport classic tailoring pieces like oversized blazers, dress pants, and booties on stage; their overall style is elevated and contemporary. We suggest an oversized blazer of your own, like our "Love U" Long Sleeve Tropical Lined Double Flap Blazer over the "Ikeddi" Tank Bodysuit tucked in straight-leg jeans similar to these with our "Top" 3" Lug Pleather Buckle Elastic Booties. Another shoe option for those who aren't a fan of wearing heels, our "Top" Lace-up Pleather Platform Athletic Sneakers will still help the outfit showcase a modern look.
These last two pop artists are eccentric in style, where fashion is colorful and loud. First, P!NK's Summer Carnival tour stops through San Antonio, Houston, and Arlington, TX, at the end of September. With P!NK, she's had a maximalist fashion theme that primarily features rhinestones. A sequin jumpsuit like Leah Behr's would be epic with our "Top" Platform Rhinestone Athletic Lace-up Sneakers. Last, Kim Petras's Feed The Beast World Tour stops in Austin, TX, on September 27th. Petras has an electronic-pop sound to her artistry; we recommend building a vibrant outfit around the "Forever" Pleather Solid Color Sneakers.
Revel in Rap Rhymes and Lines
There are very different rap artists coming around this month. First, we have Waka Flocka Flame coming to El Paso and San Marcos, TX, early in the month, bringing some club bangers for a party. Our white "Legend" Solid Pleather Lace-up Hi-Top Sneakers are the perfect choice for gals who want a baggy look or one that fits in just the right places, like Reina's first look in her Pinterest video.
The need to slip in another favorite artist creeps through this author as she's sad to miss Ashnikko coming to Austin and Dallas, TX. She describes her music as "angry, punk, hip-hop, sad-girl-feminist, bubblegum, poo-poo music," she said in an NME article. Ashnikko is known for her iconic blue hair, love for Harajuku style, and intricate costuming. For an Ashnikko concert, the Harajuku style would be a fun idea to express your rage. Typically, the Harajuku fashion involves platform shoes and pastel-colored shoes. Our arsenal of shoes includes the "Top" Platform Rhinestone Athletic Lace-up Sneakers, as previously mentioned, the "Soda" 2 1/2" Lug Pleather Platform Sandals, and the "Soda" 3 ½" Platform Wedge Heel Faux Leather Sandals are all excellent choices to build your concert look around.
With his hardcore, authentic lyrics and mixed-genre music, Jelly Roll brings The Backroad Baptism Tour and his country-rap style to Austin, the Woodlands, and Dallas, TX, toward the end of the month. Cowboy boots are a must; how you style them is up to your preference. Our "Fortune" Embroidered Pointed Toe 1 ½" Heel Cowboy Boots would be fabulous with a flashy sequin fringe dress or a monochromatic look with fringe and a pop of color for outerwear. Another option is our "Forever" Rhinestone Short Western Booties, a great addition to a matching sequin spaghetti strap top and pleather skirt.
Hispanic & Latin Artists
We saved some of the most exciting performances for last. One popular act coming to Dallas, TX (San Antonio saw her yesterday) is Karol G on her Mañana Será Bonito Tour. Her style on stage combines hip-hop and athleisure inspirations; therefore, without a doubt, sneakers are the best choice for her show. Our selection includes the "Legend" Solid Pleather Lace-up Hi-Top Sneakers and the "Top" Lace-up Pleather Platform Athletic Sneakers in an excellent color or the multicolored option pictured in the slide show above. Find a variety of cute Karol G concert wear to be inspired by in Vicky De Cardenas's TikTok video.
The final artist in the September line-up we're enthusiastic about is Becky G, who is rolling into Sugar Land, Grand Prairie, and San Antonio, TX, towards the end of the month on her Mi Casa, Tu Casa US Tour. Her style on stage is heavily hip-hop-driven, but she'll pull out some fabulous pop ensembles. Wide-leg pants, fitted tops, varsity jackets, and pleather are pieces we've seen on her before. You could go full-on hip-hop with our sneakers, or unleash your sexy baddie side and go in heels like our "Fortune" 3 1/2" Platform Wide Buckle Heels, "Fortune" 3 1/2" Ankle Strap Heels or the "Top" 4" Patent Thong Strappy Ankle Strap Heels paired with a corset style top and distressed boyfriend jeans.