What to Pack: Festival Season

Shorts - Hendrix Bandits // Round Sunnies - Topshop // Heart Sunnies - Wildfox Couture // Crop Top - American Eagle // Ankle Booties - Stuart Weitzman // Backpack - Miss Selfridge // Fanny Pack - Free People // Runners - New Balance

With SXSW currently underway in Austin, music festival season has officially begun! Normally this would just make me sad since it meant the time of year when I sit at my desk looking through Facebook pictures of friends having a blast at Lollapalooza...but not this time! I recently bought a pass for Firefly Music Festival and am giddy with excitement for four days of camping out and listening to unbelievable artists.

Due to my lack of festival attending, my closet is lacking a bit in the free spirit, hippie wear that seems uniform for these events. By scouring through festival fashion on Pinterest for inspiration and the current trends, I've determined the essential items needed for the days of music, sun, and fun:

1. Crop tops 
Preferably floral patterned or paying homage to a favorite band of yours

2. Cut-off shorts
The perfect way to recycle those jeans you no longer wear but can't seem to throw out

3. Sunglasses
The quirkier and/or rounder the better

4. Backpack or Fanny Pack
The fanny pack is back whether you like it or not, might as well go all out with a fringed version!

5. Ankle booties
Good for wearing in those fields when dancing to the music and kicking up the dirt and dust

6. Runners (the cute name for sneakers)
For when your feet are tired and can't handle the ankle booties anymore

What items will you be rocking at your next music festival? Will you be following the runway's example and wearing sneakers/runners with everything this spring? Or should gym shoes only be worn at the gym and festival wear at music fests? I'd love to hear your thoughts on these trends! :)

Happy T - 7 Days until Spring!


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