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With festival season right around the corner (hello, Coachella in like a month... not that I'm going :( but still) and SXSW in full force here in Austin, I thought I'd put together a little essentials inspiration board. Let me break it down for ya:
Tops: A vintage (or vintage inspired) band tee, because duh. I don't have one yet, I'm a little ashamed to say, but I'm working on it. Peasant tops are a staple at festivals. Crop tops are cute and show a little skin which you will appreciate in July.
Bottoms: The classic jean cut-off is a must. Leather shorts give you some edgy coolness. Overalls are super comfy and if you've been wanting to try this trend but are kind of afraid to (like me) a festival is the best place. Trust me. There will be plenty other people wearing much more ridic get ups than you.
Shoes: Booties, flat forms, and sneakers are perfect for all seasons. I personally don't like wearing flat sandals to festivals. Festivals are usually out in the desert or in big parks so between the dirt and grass you should protect your feetsies. Sorry if that seems girly, but I'm a girl, so there.
For your head: It's hot and sunny for most of the season so wearing a hat not only looks cool, but also will shield your precious skin from the sun. You have no idea how much I want that floral cap! Dying.
Bags: Cross bodies and backpacks. Easy is key. No one wants to lug around a big ole purse. And I guess if you're one of those people who likes fanny packs those are also festival acceptable.
Jewels: Jewelry isn't super necessary, especially when it's hot and you're all sweaty, but it does add to an outfit. I think all of my options above could go without but I'm a jewelry slut so I had to add some fun Vanessa Mooney necklaces and rings. Her jewelry pieces are pulled straight out of festival goers dreams!
Alright friends! Hope these tips were helpful. Try to make it out to at least one festival this season. Even if you aren't a huge music fan there's always great food, great people, and good vibes!