STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Festival Shade

Ah, summer music festivals. People either love them or hate them. The same theory also goes for the outfits some of the attendees opt to wear. Of course, it can be challenging dressing for three to four days spent outdoors in either mud or dust with the scorching sun on your back, while still maintaining a trendy appearance. This Fashionista’s street style emulates the trendiness of music festival attire without being too outrageous for an everyday look.

One thing every outdoor summer music festival has is the ridiculously hot sun beating down. This Fashionista capitalizes on that inconvenience by adding what she called, “a staple piece,” her wide-brim hat. Not only is this accessory stylish, but it is extremely functional when fighting off harmful rays and keeping cool. Dressing for festivals can sometimes look like going back in time to the days of Woodstock. As Barbara Bui shows in her pre-fall 2015 collection, the wide-brim hat trend that was first popular in the ’60s and ’70s is making a comeback these summer and fall seasons.

The rest of her outfit is also heavily influenced by the growing musical festival trend, which can be as easy to adapt into your wardrobe as the hat. She chooses to go for colorful jean shorts paired with a jewel encrusted top, giving the outfit both a relaxed yet exaggerated appeal. With the John Lennon-esque sunglasses and simple bracelets, her entire outfit comes together.

Don’t be frightened by the enviable hat hair that will come from this trend, but rather base your outfit around it by mixing more simple pieces such as the shorts and shoes with more elaborate ones like this shirt and sunglasses.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: “Wide brim hats are a staple for me because they complete any outfit and can hide bad hair days.”