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4 Tips to Get You Dressed for the Fest

BY: cat | Dec 11, 2018

Today's guest post by Carrie Mackevich

The summer brings a bumper crop of three-day music fests. Finding the perfect outfits means balancing dressing for the elements (you're going to be outside all day long, after all) with showing off some style. Here's a guide to pieces that will keep you ready to rock, rave, or tap your cowboy boots.

Layer Lightweight Pieces

Crochet-Trim High-Low Kimono; $17.99 during the Charlotte Russe Store Sale

Layering is key for spending the day out in unpredictable weather, but opt for lightweight pieces that can get stuffed in your bag if it’s too hot. Release your inner Stevie Nicks and dance through the crowd with this low-key, fringed kimono.

Get Your Head In The Game

Chicago Blackhawks Mitchell and Ness NHL Native Stripe 2T Canvas Snapback Cap; $25 during the Lids.com clearance sale.

Never underestimate the power of a hat spice up your outfit and guard against sunburn. Represent your favorite team—personally, as Chicagoans, we might don this Blackhawks hat while catching The Fratellis.

Stay Cool and Comfy

  Abstract Print Tulip-Front Shorts, $17.90. Check out this Forever 21 store coupon code for 10% off, too.

Heavyweight jeans can be a drag (and sweaty too). Opt for shorts, or look for joggers in lightweight materials. These comfy shorts infuse a bit of psychedelic art into your look.

Boot Up

  American Rag Dawnn Cowboy Boots, $74.99 during the Macy's clearance and closeout sale.

If you’re heading to Country Thunder, iHeart Radio Country Music Festival, or Blue Ridge, then the iconic cowboy boot is the way to go. And if you’ve ever been at a fest in the rain, you know how quick it can turn into a field of mud, making rugged footwear a smart choice.

  Carrie Mackevich is a freshman at Emerson College majoring in Marketing Communications. She's from Chicago and enjoys knitting and tap dance.