Coachella's over but the season for music festivals is just starting and during these bacchanalia, in a similar way to Halloween, we suspend expectations for wearable every-day pieces in favor of embracing the sounds, smells, tastes and feel of these fleeting celebrations rife with fantastic music and sometimes more fantastic clothing.
What's especially cool about these carnivals, other than the obviously awesome tunes, is that many of them have their own individual style expressed by the crowds complimenting both the music emanating from the stages and the vibes radiating from the very grounds where the scene is set. In the same vein as pop-up stores and restaurants, an actual community pops up out of nowhere and is comprised of music lovers from all over the country relishing getting lost in the open air performances and happily packing up after four days of an auditory assault that they'll remember for years to come.
Each gathering certainly has its own unique traits but the vast majority of them take place on some sort of campgrounds or open field where festival-goers literally kick up the dirt moseying through crowds or dancing en masse. On occasions like this you shouldn't be wearing your Sunday best because you're guaranteed to leave the festival looking (and smelling) less than fresh, so our resident stylist, Casey, pulled the essentials every girl needs to have a fun, fashionable time!
So let's break this down: The concerts are outdoors and the sun's beating down on your SPF-covered skin (otherwise you deserve that sunburn – just saying…) so a bikini seems like it'll serve you well, especially under a loose-fitting muscle tee. Denim cutoffs are simultaneously cute and washable, plus they look great with lace-up leather sandals you can easily wipe crusted mud off of. Sunnies and a hat are obligatory unless you're fine with squinting the whole time, and a mini hip-slung bag keeps your necessities close without demanding the use of your hands leaving them free to touch the sky as you rock out to the melodies. See? You can be totally practical without sacrificing style, so now that I've justified your urge to splurge you can head to SINGER22.com and shop for your own festival look!