Festival season is here and although your tickets might have been purchased a while back, there’s a chance your outfit is still undecided. Now every weekend is filled with some sort of outdoor music event, and if you’re planning on attending for the first time or have several festivals to attend, let this be a light of inspiration if you’ve hit styler’s block.
So where to start? The selections seem overwhelming yet you can’t find what you need. Crochet tops, flower headbands and hot pants seem to be the dress code for these events as we’ve seen in the past and from celebrities. However, I like to start my shopping by visualizing exactly what the event will be like and exactly what I’ll probably be doing.
Walking, Dancing, drinking and eating in the middle of nowhere for hours and hours. So I keep this in mind and start by noting I want to be comfortable. Nothing worse than constantly be sucking your stomach in because of that crop top you’re wearing or breaking in shoes for the first time when you’re probably going to end up breaking your shoes “literally” by the end of the day.
So here is my advice… First, wear something you’ll genuinely be comfortable in. This applies to the fit and the aesthetic too. After all, confidence comes from the inside right? I chose this cute printed mini dress from the most appropriate place for festival season Free People of course, I love the flow loose feel of the dress. Note: Keep to cool fabrics such as cotton or linen. Festivals tend to get really hot and you don’t want to be the one in unpleasant sweat stains (Ew!)
Next advice is to never ever wear new shoes! Even if they are flat sandals. You’ll be walking for miles which will ruin your shoes on a one time wear. It’s best to go with a pair you already own. Besides, you don’t want any painful bruises keeping you from showing off your McJagger moves. On that note, I suggest to avoid any flip flop or slip ons, mules included. I’ve seen several people end up like cinderella before midnight.
Last but not least, wear sunnies! But not your best kind. I suggest you purchase fun colored, bold shapes, or even simple rounds at affordable prices. This is probably not the place where you’ll be caring your big shades case and glass cleaner. So save your a few dollars on shades and shoes and use those towards next festival season or spend it on an extra accessory like this great tassel necklace or a hat or maybe even hit your local vintage stores to find great pieces like this chic fringe purseI’m wearing. Either way, may the music be loud and your moves be bold. Peace out!