Music Festival Must Haves

Posted: April 20, 2012 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives

It starts with Ultra in Miami then rolls into Coachella, Electric Daisy, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Neon Desert, Camp Bisco and about 500 other ‘fests’.  The music festivals have created a culture of fashion you’ll never see on the runway.  From neon rave idiots in tutus to grunge hippy’s with flowers, braids, and lace.

Lately I’ve seen a bunch of muploads in my newsfeed from Coachella, and I just can’t get enough of the slouchy vintage boho style.  Dressing for a music festival isn’t as effortless as the clothes look—it is an art.  Wear the wrong shoes or clothes and you could end up with trampled toes or drenched in sweat.  Or, you could look like an idiot.

Don’t worry, I’m here to help.  So if you end up hooking up with a tree at Ultra—at least you’ll look good.

1. Tie your hair back—Whether you’re rolling in a mosh pit or laying on the grass try those flower head bands that are too outrageous for every day.  It’s the pretty way to keep loose strands away from your face.

2. Easy sun dresses—Not a tip, a necessity.  In the hot humid sun, I thank GOD I’m a girl and can wear a breezy dress.  Try a floral cut-out dress or a tribal print maxi dress.

3. Strappy flats—Standing for hours, rogue foot stompers and protecting your feet from dirt all factor into the choice.  Choose a flat with a cute ankle strap—theres nothing worse than being barefoot at a rowdy show.

4. Fringe and lace—They are so overdone that Coachella looks like a sea of delicate fabric.  Go with a minimalist approach.  Try a simple cotton dress or a classic Brenton stripes with denim.

5. Cross body bags—Usually this is always in the dress code for me, but if you are at Ultra I vote for a fanny pack.  Regardless of what bag you have it will be your survival kit.  So keep it close.

-Sara Freund

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