Santa Barbara Bowl Fashion Tips

We are sharing our fashion tips for women in need of ideas of what to wear to the Santa Barbara Bowl this season. We’ve styled six looks with pieces from Dylan Star to pair with six diverse upcoming shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl starting with, The Head and The Heart, who is playing this Tuesday, July 23rd and Lionel Richie who is playing August 6th.


The Head and The Heart - Tuesday, July 23rd at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Seattle folk-rock band, The Head and The Heart have been bringing their woodsy, harmony-vocal inclined songs to audiences since 2009. Rolling Stone Magazine calls their newest album, Living Mirage, the band's sleekest and poppiest album, one that's unafraid of indulging in power chords, Eighties-style synthesizers, and shouted-out vocal hooks."

"In honor of the pop-direction of The Head and The Heart's newest album, we are elevating a typical ‘folk' look with this fresh and playful outfit. This linen jumpsuit is comfortable for sitting, standing and dancing. The cinch-waist ties flatter women with varied body types because they have control over where the waistline hits. I'm a fan of fringe right now, and so were many of the designers at 2019 Paris Fashion Week where fringe found its way onto several runways. This fringe cardigan gives the nod to the country-western era, but the jersey fabric is a light alternative to leather and will bring life to your outfit with every sway. Finally, we've topped the look with this ivory wool boater hat by Lack of Color. But, I can only endorse wearing it if you are in the seats and not blocking anyone's view! If you have a light-colored felt or wool hat, be sure to scotch guard it to avoid stains and store it in a hatbox because they are known to attract dust."


Lionel Richie - Tuesday, August 6th at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Throughout his musical career, Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's bestselling artists of all time. The start of his career as a member of the Commodores led to the hits Brick house and Three Times a Lady, and during his solo career, he released the sentimental love songs, Hello, Stuck on You, and Endless Love.

"For their Lionel Richie outfit, I don't think anyone should be afraid to be a little extra with something like this fashion-forward 80s inspired look. This leopard kimono is a limited edition, handmade piece from L.A. and is an absolute head turner. The fabric is light and easily catches the wind for a dramatic effect. Kimonos are one of my favorite pieces because they are easy to throw on and instantly take an all-black outfit from mundane to mesmerizing. The flattering leggings are faux leather, by the brand Commando. They don't sag, sweat, fall down or rise up - perfect for dancing all night long. The shoes are leather mules by Dolce Vita. Mules are pain-free closed-toed heels - a great choice for the Bowl."


Stay tuned throughout the summer to see the looks we’ve styled for each of these six shows!

Dylan Star at 1719 State Street, open Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

 Look for tickets for all of this seasons’ Santa Barbara Bowl shows at or visit the box office at 1221 Milpas St. Monday to Friday, from 11 am to 6 pm. 

Photography by Brandon Brown
Models @stylebyrebekah and @so.selgish

Erica Brown