My Summer Style Guide- How to Dress for a Festival
I asked my lovely guest writers to share what they would/are wearing to a summer festival. This week I am a very lucky girl and I’m heading down to Portland Maine to see the Gentlemen of the Road festival featuring Mumford and Sons. I couldn’t be more jazzed, especially to wear this dress to the festival. I scored this baby at a charming vintage shop. To me it is perfect festival wear because it’s casual, comfortable but still really pretty with this floral print. When heading to a festival it’s important to wear hat for added sun protection. But most importantly comfortable shoes are a must, I’m wearing my moccasins because they are really comfortable and durable for unpredictable terrain.
The only thing I might change about this outfit before I head out to the show is changing the satchel to a backpack.
I hope you guys get to enjoy a summer music festival or two, and if you do I want to hear all about it!
Guest Post by still being [Molly]
Today’s Guest Post is by Molly of still being [molly]! This lil girl is fabulous! I love her style and well her…swagger. She’s just so fun and cool! I am thrilled she’s here today to give us her festival style tips!
You guys! I am SO SO SO excited to be guest posting on Roxie’s awesome blog today!I have been reading her blog for a while, so I hope that I can do her freaking sweet blog some justice. :) The theme for today’s post is “What’s your music festival style?” Well, I LOVE going to concerts. Music festivals and outdoor concerts are one of my FAVORITE things about summer, so I was so pumped to put together a look for this theme.
- DON’T Wear heels / wedges. I don’t care who you are. Heels or wedges are ADORABLE, yes, but NOT practical for wearing to an outdoor concert. ESPECIALLY if you’re on the lawn. I can’t tell you how many poor, poor girls I saw sinking into the wet grass at the show.
- DON’T Wear JEANS. I love jeans. LOVE them. But if it’s a summer concert and you’re outside, you’re going to be MISERABLE in jeans. Wear a long dress or a long skirt or shorts, cause jeans are going to make you sweat.
- DON’T Wear something that’s gonna show those sweat stains / sweat marks. You guys, everyone sweats. It’s natural. If someone tells you they don’t sweat, then you should tell them to see a doctor. Be mindful when going to an outdoor concert – you’re PROBABLY going to sweat. A lot. Especially if you’re like me and you love to dance! Wear a color that is conducive to HIDING sweat, not broadcasting the sweat to the world.
DOs of Outdoor Concert / Music Festival Fashion:
- DO wear your hair UP and off your neck if you can help it. This is the time to try that cute ponytail or messy bun. Wearing your hair down is NO fun if you’re sweating and moving around a bunch.
- DO wear flat sandals, flip flops, or COWBOY BOOTS :) (if you’re like me) – flat soles on your shoes are your BFF at shows (especially if you’re on the lawn)
- DO wear something you can move in – like a light dress, skirt, or flowy top. Your body with thank you.
- DO wear a light colored t-shirt - no sweat stains, it’s lightweight, and comfortable!
I snagged this top from Kohl’s a couple months ago for only $9 and it’s perfect for an outdoor concert cause it’s SUPER lightweight. And I love the open or “cold” shoulders. :) Also, my rainbow flip flops are kind of my favorite things in the world. For real. These babies are like 10+ years old and I still love them.
To trend-ify your outfit, throw on a statement necklace or arm party… don’t do BOTH cause you don’t want to overwhelm the outfit. :)
I wanna thank Roxie for letting me guest post here today! She is AWESOME. I blog over at still being [molly] - so come stop by and say hi! :)
xoxo, all for now :)
Guest Post by Olive and An Arrow
Today’s Guest Post is by Giovanna of Olive and An Arrow! I adore this gal, she is so upbeat and fun! Her style is full of color and brilliant prints! I couldn’t be happier that she’s here today to talk about her festival style!
Hey there lovelies! I’m Giovanna from the blog Olive and an Arrow! I’m extremely excited to be guest blogging for Roxie while she is away! Roxie asked me to post on what I would wear to a summer music festival! What better way to celebrate summer than with some awesome outdoor music and festivities!
I chose this look because I feel it embodies the laidback vibe you want to achieve at an outdoor concert. The top is airy and you get the benefit of wearing shorts while still looking put together! Flats or wedges go with the look and you know you’ll always be comfortable and ready for anything! Which is key—when you’re rocking out to some great music!
Thanks again to Roxie for letting me guest post while she is away! Feel free to stop by my blog and say hello!
Guest Post by Chambray + Curls
Today’s Guest Post is by Laura from Chambray + Curls! This gal is seriously beautiful and has the most amazing head of hair! I couldn’t be happier that she’s here today to talk about her summer festival guide!
Hi everyone! I’m Laura. I am so excited to be blogging here today, Roxie is such a sweetheart to have me! I’m hoping she is LOVING her break so far. I’ve gotta say, I adore her theme for these outfit posts. Summertime is just so perfect for festivals, and festivals make for some fun dressing up! I’m not headed to any festivals this summer, but I can tell you that if I was, I’d be skipping out on the wellies and macs that are basically a requirement for any English summer festival, and be heading for the sunshine! Benicassim, Hideout, The Burning Man… Take me to the heat!
So if its not wellies and mac territory, what to wear? Festivals make me think of the 70’s and 80s, and of bohemian style queens like Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell, full of Boho skirts and eclectic jewellery. Its such a far cry from my usual look, which is kind of half the fun of festivals, no? As with any kind of dress-up opportunity, I try to have a look at what I’ve already got in my wardrobe, and think of new ways to wear it, or have a go at some DIYS, rather than spend a load of money on new things for a single event. Its like going shopping in your own wardrobe!
Wearing- Skirt: Vintage, altered by me; Vest, Sunglasses and Belt: Primark; Shoes: Office via Ebay; Necklaces: Gifts; Handbag: Bought in Morocco
This skirt just screams summer to me- the colours, the print and the high-low hem. I love wearing one statement piece and dressing around it- it only needs a simple vest top. Add a cross-body bag to let you dance away hands free, pop your hair up into some plaits, and layer some necklaces for a boho vibe and top it all with some fun round sunnies. Now, does anyone want to fund a festival trip for me? No? Guess I’ll just have to keep making do with dancing around my garden with the speakers turned up!
Thank you so much for having me, and I hope you enjoyed this post! Feel free to come say hi over at Chambray & Curls I’d love to see you around. You can even check out how to DIY your own high-low skirt!