Going to a Music Festival? Here's Everything You Need to Pack

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It’s that time of year again. Fashion girls from coast to coast are busy pinning and prepping their warm-weather wardrobes ahead of festival season’s kickoff event. And whether you’re a first-timer or a festival pro, the objective remains the same: crafting standout looks that are as cool as they are functional. 

So, how does the fashion set determine what they're going to pack for their weekend away? For starters, it's all about what kind of festival they'll be attending. For example, a festival in the desert practically requires denim, while one in a city reasonably asks for some leather thrown in the mix. To help you prep for whatever you’ve got penciled into your calendar—and help you avoid all those festival-dressing clichés—we’ve rounded up a packing list featuring some of our favorite pieces from Hudson.

Are you mentally packing your bags? Here's exactly what you need to find room for (flower crowns not included).

Desert Festivals


Prediction: Embellished denim will be all over the desert this year, with fashion girls taking a more strategic and polished approach to their festival outfits. Embroidery and patchwork are foolproof shortcuts to off-duty cool.

City Festivals


You know, festival season doesn’t only mean a weekend in the desert. If you’re sticking around the city, take an athleisure-influenced approach to your look. We’re feeling a cropped hoodie paired with your favorite high-waist kick flares.

Cold-Weather Festivals


If you’re traveling abroad for your festival of choice, or perhaps heading to a city like San Francisco where sunny weather isn't reliable, don't forget to pack a stylish third piece. Our pick? This pink bomber which is perfect for light layering, and looks just as good tied around your waist by day as it does over your shoulders at night.

Suitcase still feeling a bit light? Shop more pieces here.

Nayiri Mampourian
Senior Fashion Editor, Branded Content

Nayiri is Who What Wear's senior fashion editor for branded content and based in her hometown, Los Angeles. It all began in 2014 when she landed an internship at the company and never looked back. While she does love writing her fair share of fashion stories, her heart really belongs in the brainstorm room, where she has fun strategizing different ways to create content with our fashion partners so that you engage with the brands you know and love. Her style tends to be more classic (she loves a good black-and-white look with gold accessories), and white pumps are kind of her thing. If she had to pick one person's wardrobe to raid, it would be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's, and she also has a major obsession with interior design. She's a mom to a 1-year-old baby girl named Sophie, and she fully plans on training her to spot fashion trends by the time she's 10. That's all!