You’ve scored tickets to a great music festival, so now all you’ll need is the perfect outfit to see your favorite bands. Knowing how to dress for your next music festival can be tricky; most festivals are multi-day events with few amenities. However, with a bit of planning, you can have a country chic wardrobe that will fit your style and let you enjoy your trip.
Find a Comfortable Dress (or Shorts!)
Comfort is the number one rule when dressing for a music festival. Therefore, skip body-conscious outfits, and try a loose fitting dress instead. Maxi dresses and sundresses are two excellent choices that will flatter a wide variety of styles and body types. Adding a belt can also help you add more shape to a loose dress. If dresses don’t fit your personal style or you’re worried about a wardrobe malfunction, consider wearing a tunic and a pair of shorts. That way, you can still stay cool and comfortable the whole time.
Look for the Perfect Crossbody Bag
A hands-free handbag is essential for any music festival attendee. The right crossbody bag will let you stash sunglasses, sunscreen and other items within easy reach. Choose a bag that looks good with a bit of distressing: that way you won’t have to worry about keeping your purse in pristine condition.
Locate Your Favorite Boots
A pair of delicate sandals may look great, but they won’t protect your feet from other concert goers and general grime. Most sandals also won’t offer the support you’ll need to comfortably spend an entire day on your feet either. Instead of heading to the mall, take a look in your closet for a favorite pair of broken-in cowboy boots. Not only will they be comfortable, but they’ll add a touch of urban cowgirl to any look. If you don’t have the right cowboy boots for the festival, buy a new pair now and start breaking them in.
Consider a Hat
The sun at Coachella, Austin City Limits and other popular festivals can be brutal. So, unless you’re planning on religiously applying sunscreen every few hours, wearing a hat is a wise decision. Luckily, you have quite a few options available; a floppy felt hat will fit almost any outfit, or you can go full urban cowgirl with a lightweight cowboy hat.
Now that you know what you’re going to wear, get ready to have the time of your life! Just stay well-hydrated and take plenty of pictures between sets. Which music festivals do you want to attend this year?