Pack for Music Festival Seasonwith These 5 Right-Now Buys

Beach days, camping trips, and music festivals are the best part of summer, and preparing for them with a few new buys and a strategic packing list is key. Nothing tanks a beach day like running out of sunscreen, and no camping trip is complete without a Bluetooth speaker. But music festivals require a sharper edit, and they’re all about outfits that strike the balance between sexy and functional. Music festivals are like runway shows in 2018, but 90-degree heat isn’t something to enter into lightly. In addition to sunglasses, a hands-free bag, and—yes—sun protection, these are the essentials we’re counting on to get us through summer’s many musical gatherings in style and comfort. See you on the fields.

 

Concert-Hopping Cool: Statement-Sleeve Rompers

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GET THE LOOK, LEFT TO RIGHT: Striped Off the Shoulder Romper, Pink Floral Romper, Green Floral Romper

Don’t let your look get weighed down by complicated layers and a million decorative add-ons (we see you, chokers). Keep things light and easy—while still turning the photographer’s heads—with a statement-sleeve romper done in a bold print. This one-and-done piece is so functional and cool, you won’t have to worry about enhancing it with every bell, whistle, and bandana in your closet. Really want to keep your options open? Wear a bikini underneath.

The Outfit-Maker: The Wrap Maxi Skirt

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GET THE LOOK: Yellow Floral Wrap Maxi Skirt, Red Floral Wrap Maxi Skirt, Floral Ruched Maxi Skirt

We love a good pair of cutoff denim shorts but there are other ways to express your style and keep your cool at a music festival. Enter: the wrap maxi skirt. You can wear it with a band tee, a one-piece swimsuit, or an equally feminine top and any shoe under the sun—seriously, anything goes here. The best part? When you’re walking the grounds before a show it’ll reveal plenty of thigh, but when you’re lounging on a picnic blanket with friends, it won’t ride up uncomfortably either.

The Denim Upgrade: The ‘90s Tube Top

GET THE LOOK: One Eleven Paisley Tube Top, One Eleven Ribbed Tube Top Bodysuit, One Eleven Gingham Lace Up Tube Top

Can’t part with denim? We get it. Some jeans are just too darn perfect to pass up. For a finishing touch that gives your style a boost, we’re all about the ‘90s-era tube tops. There’s just something about jeans and bare shoulders that’ll always be sexy and cool. Go all-American in gingham, Western with a bandana print, or minimalist with a solid ribbed style. Just as long as you cover those shoulders in sunscreen you’re good to go. You’re more than good to go, actually. You’re “come up on stage” material.

 

Your Go-To Shoe: Statement Superga Sneakers

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Gladiator sandals and espadrille wedges are cute in theory, but outdoor festivals demand closed-toe shoes. The good news is, you can’t throw a stick without hitting a great pair of sneakers these days, from retro runners to space-age sock sneakers, there’s truly something for everyone. For this particular occasion, we’re partial to Superga’s iconic Cotu sneaker. Not only do they look equally good with dresses or denim, but they clock in at just $65 and come in a variety of colors and patterns. In fact, we have more than 20 styles in stock right now. How’s that for options?

 

 

After the After-Party: The Loose Muscle Tank

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GET THE LOOK: All Good Things Are Wild and Free Tank, One Eleven Cerveza Tank, Stardust Knot Front Tank

After a day spent in the sun, eating out of food trucks, drinking out of red cups, the shower-and-chill portion of the evening is always downright euphoric. Whether you’re crashing with friends or having a romantic weekend at a hotel, nothing beats a loose muscle tank with a freshly scrubbed face and your comfy bottoms of choice. And if you wake up and decide that you’re feeling the rock-n-roll vibe of your T-shirt and tousled hair? Throw on some cutoffs and you’re ready for another day of music, sun, and cheese fries.