how to survive the music festival

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This dress is quite a departure for me… a) because it’s not black, white or grey and b) it’s not my usual minimalist style. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone as I tentatively enter into my first music festival in a long time (sure, call me old if you like). With that being said, here are some tips from a weathered newbie:

1. Choose a light, breathable fabric
Cotton, linen, viscose (or a blend) are all great bases for keeping cool. Whatever you do, stay away from polyester.

2. Wear comfy shoes
This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. I’m debating just wearing my faithful Converse tomorrow instead (thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments!)

3. Have fun with your outfit
A music festival is a time where you can wear a piece or an outfit you might not wear any other time, so go for it and experiment a bit (although I’d refrain from neon and flowers if you’re 16+).

4. Wear sunscreen
Please god, just do it. You’ll thank me later (annddddd now I sound like your mother…)

5. Use a backpack or crossbody bag
I’ve been known to lose (too) many things, including my purse, and will be wearing a cross body bag to ensure I’m never given the chance to lose it.

Follow along here as I navigate Osheaga and Montreal… Happy weekend friends!



  1. Anais Masiello
    07.31.2015 / 3:17 pm

    Absolutely love your blog and style. I feel like we are such kindred spirits in the neutral palette struggle with the constant internal battle of “should I wear something brighter today? Maybe tomorrow.” I will say from my Coachella experiences that Converse last me a good 4 hours, but anything longer and my feet start to ache and then BURN from all the aching. Like that “Get anything and everything off my feet immediately” feeling. I opt for Vans or Superga sneakers to offer me a little more support. HOWEVER (game-changing tip on its way)… I added my super thin running shoe insoles to my Converse last year and they were such a perfect fix! Have a blast at Osheaga! Can’t wait to see your outfit posts 🙂

    • 08.05.2015 / 6:51 am

      Oh great tip! I will have to try that for sure… went with the Converse as I really didn’t want to ruin the sandals!

  2. 08.01.2015 / 10:32 pm

    These pics are so surreal! Beauty!

  3. 08.02.2015 / 9:33 pm

    I’m obsessed with you sandals! So, naturally I would vote for your Isabel Marant’s because you can wear converse anytime! lol With that being said, your feet might get a little sore wearing them all day long. Perhaps take your backpack and toss them in there as back up? Either way, you’ll look fierce 🙂

    xo, jackie

  4. 08.06.2015 / 6:56 pm

    I LOVE this dress! So cute. xx!

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