With two festivals already under our belts this season, we thought it best to wait to assess the weather considering all the unpredictable monsoons we’ve been having! After two out of three rain covered festivals, we thought we should reassess the boho floral crowns and neon body suits.
This style guide hits somewhere between fashion and function, which you often need to be comfortable while rocking out a cute outfit. Weather you’re going to Picthfork this weekend in Chicago, Lollapalooza, The Grove, Osheaga, or Outside Lands, this guide has something for every festival goer.
1 Aigle Miss Juliette Rubber Boots in Ambre, $155 CAD
2 Vintage Jean Vest, 69 Vintage, Various Price
3 Illesteva Leonard II 4th of July Red Stripe Sunglasses, $260 US
4 Topshop Aztec Beaded Crop Top, $63 CAD
5 Consonant Body The Perfect Sunscreen, $45 CAD
6 Rachel Comey Weils Sandal, $410 US
7 Biko Double Chainmaille Bracelet, $55 CDN
8 Canon Rebel T4i, $699 CDN
9 Collina Strada Novella Leather Backpack, $463 US
10 UNEARTHEN Gold Lapis Cuff, $500 US
11 Givenchy Le Rogue Fuchsia Irresistible Lipstick, $38 CAD
Aigle Miss Juliette Rubber Boots in Ambre, $155 CAD
By far the best back up item that should in your suitcase, no matter what the forecast, a good pair of rubber boots, because you just never know when a tropical storm will strike. Trust us, there will be mud and you will want to be prepared, but fashionably so. We love these rubbers from French brand Aigle for their sleek feminine footbed not often seen on this kind of boot. Plus these small Miss Juliette’s will fit perfectly into our suitcase as a back up, even if they don’t ever get brought out. Packing tip: roll up belts, accessories, and imitates into the footbed of the boot to save space!
Vintage Jean Vest, 69 Vintage, Various Price
Transitional pieces, like a denim vest are always a good idea in case it gets chilly and you need to button up, plus a good vintage one is always fashionable, no matter the weather. We recommend picking one up at 69 Vintage in Toronto, where you’ll find a plethora of styles and washes from different era.
Illesteva Leonard II 4th of July Red Stripe Sunglasses, $260 US
If there’s one thing you should NEVER forget to bring when festivalling, it’s a fantastic pair of sunglasses. We’ve been obsessing over these Illesteva 4th of July sunnies for about a week now, and their flashy stripes will make even the most demure outfit pop.
Topshop Aztec Beaded Crop Top, $63 CAD
Last season it was bra tops and bustiers and this season it’s all about cropped tops. We’re over seeing them in solid neon and floral, so we tracked down this beaded aztec number from Topshop. We love the primary colours in the beading and that it’s not overly ornate all over the top which would make it heavy to wear. The sleek black back and zipper make this top easy to pair with jean cut offs too. Score one for $63 CAD online at Topshop.
Consonant Body The Perfect Sunscreen, $45 CAD
One of the most important (and often overlooked) elements of festival style is of course skincare! While you may want to get some sun on those pale legs and arms of yours, you most definitely want to make sure you take care of your face to prevent those dreaded wrinkles dun dun dun! We like local skincare company Consonant Body’s Perfect Sunscreen which provides moisturizing coverage that will last well into the evening of the festival, and doesn’t have scents like those pesky drug store brands.
Composed of a “uniquely micronized (non-nano particle) Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide minerals” that protect against UVA and UVB’s and blended with aloe vera, grape seed, and rice bran oil, to even skin tone without going on too heavy. Taking care of your skin is always in fashion, and their Organic Body lotion makes for the perfect after sun soother in case you forget to apply that SPF!
Rachel Comey Weils Sandal, $410 US
Biko Double Chainmaille Bracelet, $55 CDN
We’ve been wearing our Biko single Chainmaille bracelets nearly everyday this summer, they’re so easy to pull onto your wrist, and they do jingle and get caught like other bracelets often do. But sometimes you need something a bit meatier on your arm when considering festival armor, so we recommend picking up the doubled up version of the chainmaille bracelet from local jewelry designer Corrine Anestopoulos. Composed of rubber and brass links, the double chainmaille is perfect for music festival partying, and it may appear to be delicate, but it’s actually totally durable, stretchy, and easy to wear. You can find it online on the Biko site, or at one of the many shops in Toronto who carry her pieces.
Canon Rebel T4i, $699 CDN
Collina Strada Novella Leather Backpack, $463 US
Backpacks are really the perfect festival accessory. You can store your camera gear, sunscreen, and a bottle of water without being weighed down on one shoulder like most bags often do. We love this Novella black leather pack from Brooklyn designer Collina Strada because of its simple design that’s not too big in case you wanted to sling it over just one shoulder, or hold it casually in your hand. Pick one up at OAK NYC.
UNEARTHEN Gold Lapis Cuff, $500 US
Crystals and bohemian style jewels are really in this season, but we always try and steer clear of anything overly trendy and go for truly bad ass, timeless jewels. And this UNEARTHEN gold lapis cuff is so cool, is without a doubt beyond bad ass. Available online at Bona Drag, the banded 18k gold cuff is set with three pyramid stones, one large weapon-like lapis lazuli and two smaller clear quartz pyramids that balance its girth out on either side. As if this doesn’t already sound totally special to you, it actually comes packaged in a cute leather medicine pouch for safe keeping.
Givenchy Le Rogue Fuchsia Irresistible Lipstick, $38 CAD