It’s that time of year again, festival season! This summer I experienced Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. As promised in my bio, I was unfortunately unable to take my professional camera into the festival. Not to disappoint, I found the perfect Fashionista who did an amazing job of recreating the festival look for every day wear. Most people see festivals as fashion shows these days. I would just like to take a minute to explain to you first hand what a festival is actually like. During the day, the temperature can be a blazing 95 degrees, the humidity is at 100 percent, mud fills the forest, there’s a two hour wait for a sub-par shower and not to mention 90,000 other people. As you can see these are brutal conditions for wearing layers of jewelry and instagramming your adorable festival style. So in all honesty, this is exactly what you should be wearing to a festival.

This Fashionista starts off cool with her bohemian sundress. Dresses at music festivals are a great go-to because they’re so effortless. Who wants to try getting out of a romper in a port-a-potty? She adds a bandeau under the dress, a classy opt to go strapless. As you can imagine, your hair is the last thing you want to worry about in the summer heat. Pull your hair back and throw it up in a messy bun and add a printed head wrap. It won’t be falling in your face when you’re fighting through a crowd to make it to the front of your favorite band. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, leave the flower crowns at home if you’re there for the music. As for shoes, bring multiple. This Fashionista chose some strappy, but durable, sandals for all day. Your feet with thank you. Last, but not least, accessories. I’m not going to rule out all jewelry, but I promise you won’t want to be looking for your lost earring on the dirty floor full of people. Choose a statement arm band instead. It won’t get in the way and you definitely will not lose it. Add a chic pair of hippie inspired sunnies, and be on your way.

One Simple Change: Instead of sandals, try a pair of rain boots for festival nightlife. You can’t see the mud, and it’s finally cool enough to protect your feet properly.