Happy Summer 2021! I’m starting the week on a high note because I attended my first outdoor concert of the summer, and it was everything this music lover needed. It was actually my first outdoor concert since summer 2019 because…well…2020 happened.
I attended a concert with very specific rules about what you’re allowed to bring on the site. I thought it would be cool to share some of the outdoor concert essentials I carried. Of course, like every purchase I make, I spent a great deal of time considering options in each category.
What I’m wearing:
8 Stylish Essentials For Outdoor Concert Season
Portable seating is widely available, but the options don’t all give the same experience. You do get what you pay for. I swear I have found the most comfortable chairs. And, the best part? They’re available in some nifty colors too. At the time of purchase, I got this fuchsia chair (and a yellow one) for about $45 each. They’re super sturdy, incredibly comfortable, and worth every penny.
2. Carryall Tote
When attending an outdoor event that allows you to bring all your essentials, you need an extra large bag to tote it all. I’m a huge fan of the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche tote, mostly because of the overall look. It truly packs a ton as well. There are several fantastic alternatives to designer totes (like this one) though.
3. Cooler Bag
When outdoor events allow you to bring certain beverages (usually water), I prefer to carry a cooler bag instead of a cooler. It’s easier to carry, and the options are usually so much cuter. If you’re not sure you really want one, this H&M cutie is a great starter bag.
4. Insulated Water Bottles
If allowed, my go-to bottle for beverages I want to keep cold is by S’well. A S’well bottle will keep you drinks cols for up to 36 hours. They’re available in different sizes to suit all your needs as well.
5. Mini Handheld Fan
If you’re attending a concert while the sun is still out, sunnies are a must. If you like designer sunglasses but don’t want to pay full price, you should totally check out the options at off-price stores like Saks Off 5th. I got my Saint Laurent pair there, and I have my eye on this Dior style.
7. Sun Protection
Talking about sun, I don’t need to even preach about the importance of sunscreen. As someone with hyperpigmentation, you won’t find me outside without sunscreen. I’m terribly allergic to the key ingredients chemical sunscreen. My go-to is a mineral sunblock by Image Skincare. This new formula does leave a notable white cast, so i’m officially hunting for an alternative.