What to Wear (and What to Avoid) When Packing for a Music Festival


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There are more than a few reasons to head to a music festival. Perhaps you love the lineup, can’t say no to a good party, or just can’t get enough of the fashion scene. Whatever your reasoning, deciding on what to wear to a music festival can be tricky. The key is wearing pieces that are comfortable and practical but still chic.

This year, we urge you to skip the stereotypical skin-baring, over-the-top bohemian outfits and try a more polished look. This is the perfect occasion to test an out-of-the-box trend you might not feel comfortable wearing in your hometown. (Whether it be a fun pair of sunglasses, a cool hat, or the rainbow-stripe trend.) With dozens of festivals scheduled across the country this year, we thought we’d round up some outfit ideas to help you get the perfect look.

Remember, comfort is important here. So without further ado, we bring you our top picks for your chicest music festival yet. Think trendy meets functional.

Managing Editor of Merchandising