Music & Culture

What to Wear: Drake & Future in Brooklyn

By: Alainia Conrad // 
wp-1468087690096On October 11th and 12th, Drake and Future’s coveted Summer Sixteen tour returns to New York City after a brief stint in Drake’s home country, Canada. The NYC shows will be held back-to-back nights at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

So what to wear to one of this year’s biggest tours? Draw inspiration from the headliners, and of course Rihanna. Miami show feature and fashion queen is notorious this year for her effortlessly cool and athletic inspired looks.

The key to dressing for a concert is comfort. At a show like the Summer Sixteen tour, you’re guaranteed to be dancing, jumping around and sweating. An outfit that is too complicated or layered is not ideal for such a high-energy show. Think leggings and crop tops with mesh detailing or tailored shorts and a sporty long sleeve. If you want to add layers without overheating, try a long robe coat. This year’s fall trend is versatile, dramatic, and can be found in thin, breezy fabrics.

Stick with a monochromatic color palette: black, white, and neutral colors are all viable options. If you’re feeling more colorful, try a “Hotline Bling” pink or Dirty Sprite 2 shade of purple. The single color look is an OVO staple, with many of the brand’s tops often complemented with matching pants. Look no further than Drake and Rihanna for inspiration, who stepped out in matching lavender outfits in August 2016.

Keep the accessories low key and wear comfortable shoes. Heavy jewelry and high heels may look good, but will inevitably become a source of misery by the end of the night. By using embellished pieces and interesting fabrics, you can add captivating detail to your clothing without over-accessorizing.

One of the season’s biggest trends, an embroidered bomber jacket, is the perfect piece to add visual interest to your outfit. However, if that’s too many layers, simply adding patches and pins to your shirt will give you a similar look.

Remember to keep it simple. Minimalism is timelessly fashionable, comfortable and will allow you to put in all the necessary effort required for screaming the lyrics to “Jumpman”.