We live for a good party, especially when it’s outdoors in the summer with some of our favourite food, musicians, and friends. Festival season is jam packed into a few months and although we might already be mid-way, there are still a bunch of day parties, festivals and outdoor events to conquer! If you’re like us, these summer events give you a chance to play dress up and get creative with our outfits. We live for fun yet functional pieces, so we put together our must-have festival accessories.
Rock ‘N’ Roll
If you’re a seasoned festival attendee, you know that a backpack is on the top of the list of must-have items. Who really wants to dance the day away holding onto something? This small leather studded backpack from Zara is the perfect size for all your essentials like your keys, water, phone and wallet (and won’t leave much room for your unprepared friend’s items). It’s also convertible and its straps can be adjusted to a crossbody bag, perfect for those after parties!
Shop the Look: Studded Leather Backpack, $89.90, available at Zara
Dad and Boujee
Another important item to surviving a full day of fun in the sun is a hat and the authority in headwear in Toronto Brimz has you covered. Still going strong, everyone needs to own a least one dad hat and we thought this Migos Dad Hat was a perfect fit for a summer rooftop party or music festival.
Shop the Look: Migos Dad Hat, $45, available at BRIMZ
Festival Footwear 101
Shoes can both make or break your day and outfit, so finding something that’s stylish yet comfortable is important. We say stick with a sneaker like these white ones from Topshop, perfect to wear with denim shorts or midi dress! With padded insoles and just over an inch platform these shoes will keep you dancing all day long.
Shop the Look: Topshop Commander Flatform Sneaker, $50, available at Hudson’s Bay
Who wants to be held back by a purse, or worry about your money and ID falling out of your pockets while jamming to your favourite DJ set? These shoulder holsters by LD West might just be your saving grace. Available in a variety of styles and colours, these holsters include a wallet and pouch along with a cellphone pouch in select phone model fits. LD West straps are loved by hairstylists, tattoo artist and bartenders alike along with bloggers and anyone who just wants to be a little more hands-free.
Shop the Look: Cell Phone Leather Shoulder Holsters, from $89.99, available at LD West
You’ve probably seen them while scrolling through your Instagram Feed, the Private Party brand is viral apparel brand loved by bloggers, Instagrammers and even Khloé Kardashian. Their iconic one-piece bathing suit with cheeky lyrics, slang and other written quotes doubles as the best bodysuit every. You can also customize your own quote, so get your girl gang together and get creative!
Shop the Look: Worst Behaviour Swimsuit, $99, available at Private Party
Image courtesy of Kaya Seah of Not Your Standard
1. Studded Leather Backpack, $89.90, available at Zara
2. Migos Dad Hat, $45, available at BRIMZ
3. Topshop Commander Flatform Sneaker, $50, available at Hudson’s Bay
4. Cell Phone Leather Shoulder Holsters, from $89.99, available at LD West
5. Worst Behaviour Swimsuit, $99, available at Private Party
By M.J. Elle, Toronto,@TheMJElle
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