3 Looks To Shop At Marshalls For Summer Concerts & Festivals

Marshalls gives you access to high-quality, on-trend merchandise at great prices, so you can live your best festival life.

by Erin Cunningham

The effort that goes into planning a summer event wardrobe is something NYLON’s editor-in-chief knows all too well. “I cover festivals for a living,” says Lauren McCarthy, “[so I know the] styles you should add to your closet.” Prerequisites include comfort, coolness, and of course creativity — because festival fashion is all about letting your personality shine through. The best looks balance all of these qualities.

Like you, the Marshalls buying team finds inspiration everywhere around the world. Keeping must-have pieces top-of-mind, Marshalls is always stocking their stores with high-quality items, so there’s no need to wait to nab that cute crochet top or structured cowboy boots you’ve been yearning to add to your rotation.

Marshalls “has on-trend looks and cool, quality pieces at amazing prices to rock it all summer,” says McCarthy, making it the Editor-In-Chief’s go-to shopping destination for concert-ready styles. Your local store is filled with next-level designer looks that will match your busy agenda, including the buzziest name brands and the most covetable designs. So whether summer shows bring out your boho vibes, or you lean more towards a rock-and-roll edge, McCarthy's got you covered with three summer outfits you'll love.

Elevated Fabrics

Extra texture always stands out in the crowd, which is why crochet and knit fabrics are go-tos for festival season looks. Marshalls buyers hustle to get high-end materials in stores in a variety of designs, whether that’s in the form of a flowy bell-sleeve top or a button-up tunic.

The soft feel and breathable nature of these fabrics is ideal for those who “value comfort above all else,” says McCarthy, who pairs hers with jean shorts and black croc-embossed loafers, which are her “secret weapon for comfortable concert shoes that always look stylish.”

Two-Piece Sets

“Matching looks are low effort, but high reward,” says McCarthy, who suggests coordinated sets for festival attendees who need to get ready fast. Her tips for finding the ideal pairing include first: choosing monochrome over loud patterns; and second, focusing on standout details.

“I love the cargo pockets,” she points out on her own two-piece set. Marshalls buyers know these special design features elevate every piece. McCarthy’s third tip? Opt for relaxed silhouettes because they’re “perfect to dance all night in.”

Main-Stage Energy

McCarthy loves to “lean into Main-Stage Energy styles that were made for the festival and concert It-girl, whether you’re in the front row — or right on stage.” Balance out a shimmering metallic mini dress with something unexpected, like an oversized sleeveless leather moto layer and knee-high boots.

Marshalls buyers have an eye for elevated pieces, so with some bold styling on your part, you’ll be ready to claim your moment in the spotlight.

No matter what kind of concert or festival weekend you’ve booked this summer, discover designer looks at Marshalls that make every show one to remember.

Credits: Video Producer/Director: Kayla Isaacs/BDG Studios; Director of Photography: Marshall Stief/BDG Studios; Photographer: Stephanie Price; Art Director: Julie Vaccaro/BDG Studios; Wardrobe Stylist: Natalie Scicolone; Tailor: Raina Blyer; Hair & Makeup Artist: Maya Rene; Production Manager: Madisson Tully/BDG Studios; Production Coordinator: Hertie Gutierrez/BDG Studios; Set Design: Katie Quinlisk; Talent Manager: Mikaela Baruch; Associate Director of Branded Fashion: Elly Ayres/BDG Studios