This past weekend was Ultra Music Festival which means that my favorite season has officially begun: FESTIVAL SEASON!!
Just thinking about music festivals puts a smile on my face. Between the live outdoor music, hanging out with friends, barbecuing by the tent, and hilarious sandal tans, I can’t think of a better time.
So far I have been to Coachella, All Points West, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, but I plan on going to many, many more.
I love all the preparations that go into planning for a music festival: creating a personal schedule of what bands to see, figuring out how exactly you’re going to get there, finding out who else is going, and obviously, deciding what you’re going to wear! My best friend Jennie and I are infamously known for music festival get-ups and we love every minute of it.
I’m a firm believer in purchasing cheap outfits for festivals because chances are, you’re going to end up muddy and walk away with a few rips and tears. My first and sometimes only stop on the festival outfit shopping list is Forever21. They always have a large selection of lightweight dresses and rompers as well as tons of cheap sunglasses and sandals. I’m not a huge fan of wearing shorts and a tank top because once the sun is directly over you’re head and you start sweating, the last thing you want to worry about is walking around carrying an extra piece of clothing. But, it’s really about what you feel most comfortable in.
Once I’ve figured out all of my clothing choices, I head over to my nearest party store for an assortment of different things: face paint (my favorite), glow sticks (Jennie’s favorite), TONS of colorful beads, bubbles, and anything else that catches my festival hungry eye.
Below I’ve pulled together some of my must-have items for this years music festivals.
- Ditsy Print Slip Dress – $100
- Francesca Tube Dress – $44.50
- Paisley Woven Sundress – $12.50
- Blossom Romper – $48
- Striped Halter Romper – $12.80
- Roxy Channel Surfing Romper – $40
- Kimberly Eyelet Dress – $44.50
- Ella Moss Romper – $80
- Stine Goya ‘Evelyn’ Dress – $264
- Ecote Cross Strap Sandle – $24
- Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dalia Sandal - $124
- Havaianas – $24
- Kimchi Blue Netted Bag – $48
- Striped Sling Over Bag – $19.80
- Topshop Round Glasses – $36
- Ray Ban Aviators – $140
- Face Paint – $13
- Glow Necklaces – $25
- Colored Bead Necklaces – $1.49 for six
Here are some festival websites and their dates:
Coachella – April 16th – 18th
Bonnaroo – June 10th – 13th
Isle of Wight – June 11th – 13th
Glastonbury – June 23rd – 27th
Nateva Festival – July 2nd – 4th
Pitchfork Music Festival – July 16th – 18th
Gathering of the Vibes – July 29th – August 1st
Lollapalooza – August 6th-8th
Burning Man – August 30th – September 6th
Outside Lands – August 2010