And I just can't get enough...

August 24, 2013

Jacket - Miss Selfridge
Shirt - River Island
Leggings - Marks + Spencer
Socks - Topshop
Shoes - Fred Perry

As those of you visiting the Leeds or Reading festivals this bank holiday weekend will know, Mr Weatherman gave out the great news that there was going to be rain. A washout to be precise. How predictable, half of the country venture out of their tents to watch Eminem and Fall Out Boy, to be hit by a thunderstorm or two and cans of wee (come on, it's a festival!)

And as usual, I was at a concert, seeing the wonderful The Saturdays girls, (yey!) at the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough, thankfully away from a muddy field but still open to the skies. Which scared me. A lot. I had my pac-a-mac in my bag, but as I've found out before, they don't work when you're pelted with rain for four hours while sat in a soggy seat trying to dance while trying to stay dry. So this time I chose to wear rain suitable clothes and these are my picks!

So basically here's my guide to surviving an open air concert:
(at a venue which is by the sea and doesn't allow umbrellas!?)
Never ever, ever come in a crop top and shorts. It might be lovely at two in the afternoon, but once those dark skies come in and you're sat at the top of a hill, you'll wish you were in a onesie and/or your dressing gown. I've seen so many people look like they're suffering from frostbite at these gigs, so please come prepared!
Have a bag big enough to hold everything you need. A backpack would work, a shoulder bag is probably best. If it rains you can hide them under your pac-a-mac, if it doesn't, you haven't lost it to the seat below, or worse still, it flying away.
Don't try and bring cans in. They aren't that badly priced inside the venue, unless you're wanting a cocktail or something, and you're going to get it confiscated when you enter the venue anyway. I suppose not buying one outside gives you a bit of change to buy some in - (yey, miss moneypenny thinking here!) If you really want to bring a drink in, at Scarborough they allow you to take a 500ml bottle through the gates, but I'm a bit clueless about everywhere else haha.
Have an outfit suitable for all weathers. My shirt could have its sleeves rolled up or down depending on whether I was warm or not, the buttons on the neck could have been undone if I was sweating (don't think I ever will be but you should always be prepared!) And I always find leggings keep you cool or warm depending on the weather, it might just be the type I buy - Marks and Spencers if you'd really like to know aha.
On the subject of style, I always find it's better to keep your hair tied up. When you're grooving to you're favourite band I find it so annoying to keep having to flick hair out of my face, having it in a bun at the top of my head is so much easier and means that I don't look like a drowned rat at the end of the night - and even if I do I can't tell unless I look in a mirror!

On the topic of open air concerts, I must admit that The Saturdays were AMAZING, even though Frankie wasn't there because she's got a bun in the oven and Mollie lost her voice half way through the set. They carried on like troopers, and they got by as a threesome. And I managed to meet Bo Bruce, who was supporting! Aw, she's lovely!
Have you got any tips about staying stylish at outdoor concerts?
Love Olivia x




  1. Annie24.8.13

    I hate outdoor concerts when it rains, you can't enjoy yourself when you're soaking wet.

  2. amazing style!!

    would you like to follow each other?

  3. Were The Saturdays good live? x


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