Music Festival Must-Haves

Summer is in full swing, and along with the warmer months comes an abundance of music festivals. Music festivals are a great way to connect with people, and they are definitely an excuse to go out of your comfort zone with fashion and try something new. Here are some essentials that will make your festival experience more enjoyable, memorable, and that can all conveniently fit in your trendy backpack or crossbody bag!

1—SPF. This may seem like an obvious essential for a festival and being out in the strong rays all day, but it is an important one. Festivals are predominantly outside with minimal shade. While you are jamming and dancing to your favorite band, the least of your worries should be getting sunburned, so apply and reapply that SPF to stay safe from the sun all day.

2—Disposable/Film Camera. This is a great way to capture moments in an inexpensive way. You can find either a disposable camera or a cheap film camera anywhere from Goodwill to Target. You don’t have to worry about losing or lugging around your big expensive camera or phone if you opt to go the disposable route. I think that disposable cameras are more fun anyway because they give the photos an old time feel, and it’s a nice surprise to relive the memories when you get them developed later on.

3—Sunglasses. This is a great way to spice up a festival outfit while also protecting your eyes. Sunglasses can be the statement piece of any outfit and make you stand out from the crowd. Sunglasses are a must-have to have an enjoyable day in the sun. Get a trendy pair of sunglasses to shade your eyes before heading to a music festival this summer.

4—Reusable Water Bottle

.At festivals, there are a bunch of water refill stations. Bringing a reusable water bottle is a great option so you stay hydrated in the sweltering heat of summer. Opt for an insulated water bottle to keep your water ice cold all day. You are going to be on the move, traveling from stage to stage in crowds of people, and it’s easy to get dehydrated. Bring a reusable water bottle to keep your body hydrated all festival long!

What are some of your music festival must-haves? Let me know in the comments below! Make sure to share your festival essentials on social media by always tagging @Cfashionista!

The Perfect Outfit for a Summer Day

The warmer months are in full swing, and the thought of school is now replaced with days spent by the beach, mornings at your favorite local coffee shop, or soaking up some sun by the pool. Summer is all about relaxing, hanging with friends, and exploring new places. Finding the perfect summer outfit that is comfortable yet trendy should be as care-free as your summer adventures! This is my go-to outfit for a perfect summer day.

Off-the-shoulder tops have been a recent trend that everyone seems to be trying out, including me. My top is from Brandy Melville, and it is perfect for any summer occasion. It will keep you cool in the hot sun, and it is a versatile piece—it goes well with any outfit and can be worn in many different ways. I paired the off-the-shoulder top with two gold chokers to make the outfit pop. My favorite way to accessorize is by layering different chokers and necklaces; I think even the simplest of chokers can complete an entire look.

The one thing about denim is that it never goes out of style, and it is continuously being reinvented each and every season. I found these denim shorts at a local flea market, and they have been a staple in my wardrobe ever since. The embroidered flower detail is subtle yet unique and can add a little extra flare to any summer outfit. Denim shorts should definitely be an item that everyone keeps handy for the summertime.

Finally, comfort may seem like an obvious essential when picking out shoes, but in reality a lot of cute shoes end up hurting your feet throughout the day. A pair of simple Steve Madden sandals are my go-to shoes because they are comfortable but still on trend.

So, whatever your summer adventures may be, stay in style with these summer outfit essentials!

What’s your go-to summer outfit? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista.