Nothing says summertime like bright T-shirts and tank tops. Graphic, patterned, mesh – you name it, we’ve got it. When you wake up and don’t want to spend time figuring out what to wear, it’s best to have a pile of go-to tees and tanks to throw-on and get out the door.
Whether humid or dry, the summer heat is unavoidable, and when the A/C just isn’t enough, you’ll be wishing you had more pairs of shorts so you’re not stuck sweating in your jeans. A light and breathable material is key for ultimate summer comfort.
Now, some may argue that footwear has no place in a summer essentials blog since being barefoot is the ultimate summertime mood. However, some places require you to wear shoes, and when that’s the case, your best choice is a pair of slides or sandals. They’re a comfortable addition to your already-casual outfit and easy to throw on right before you head out the door.
If you’ve ever been to a music
festival before, the experience is one of a kind – the music is the sole factor
tying people together. It has the power to turn strangers into friends and
artists into idols.
They’re a getaway of sorts,
allowing you to let loose and live in the moment.
Sounds perfect, right? It is, if you’re prepared. All it takes is
blisters on your feet, sunburn on your shoulders, or a lost wallet and,
suddenly, the moment of carefree bliss becomes chaos.
But with a little preparation, and the correct festival fashion, you’ll be one step closer to enjoying food, friends, and music.
When choosing the best festival clothing, here are the important things to remember:
Light Layers: If you’re an all-day festival goer, layering is key. This helps you beat the heat during the hottest part of the day and stay warm after the sun goes down.
Comfort Over Couture: If you enjoy dressing in high-fashion runway outfits, more power to you. But be sure to seriously consider the pros and cons first. By your second trip to the bathroom, you may be wishing you had an easy, comfortable outfit instead of something covered in zippers, buckles, and straps.
Arguably, footwear is the most important aspect of festival fashion. First-time festival goers often make a mistake when it comes to footwear. Learn from this. You’ll be on your feet all day, standing for sets and walking from one end of the festival grounds to the other. You want to look fresh for Instagram-worthy pics, but there are options that can make you look good without hating yourself at the end of the weekend. With the right shoes, you can make a fashion statement without compromising comfort.
With the right
clothing and shoes your outfit is good to go, but to be truly festival-ready,
you need accessories, something to makes you stand out from the crowd without
feeling like an unnecessary prop. The perfect festival fashion accessories are a
blend of fashion and function.
Hats:With styles to match any outfit, a hat can be a wonderful accessory. In the heat of the day, with the sun right above you, a hat can help protect your face from sunburn. Hats can also help you see better – there’s nothing worse than the sun in your eyes while you’re trying to watch your favorite artist perform.
Socks:Socks may not be an accessory you instantly associate with festivals, but they can be an easy way to stand out and let your personality shine. (Though you may want to consider the possibility of a tan line depending on the sun and how much it hits your legs.)
Bags: Your bag choice is not a decision to be taken lightly. Before you purchase one, go online to the festival’s website to see if they have bag restrictions. Sometimes bags are required to be within a certain size limit, or they have to be clear/see-through. Once you find that information, you’re ready to shop for the perfect bag. Remember, you’ll want your hands and arms free so you can dance without restraint.
Now that you have
the best clothes, shoes, and accessories, you can enjoy the festival worry-free.
Get lost in the music, dance with strangers, and make memories. After all,
that’s what summer is all about.
It’s time for Valentine’s Day! Sure, chocolate and flowers are great, but we’ve got something more fun in mind. Why not be your own valentine, and treat yourself to a sweet new pair of kicks? Check out our top picks of the season and nab your favorite.
Look no further than the Nike Air Huarache for superior cushioning and streetwear style. Featured here in Particle Rose, the color of the season, this premium sneaker is a must-have.
Plush velour fabric and jewel details make the PUMA Tsugi Shinsei Velour a luxurious addition to your wardrobe. Feminine oversized laces add some unique style, and additional woven bow lacing is included.
Tech + Comfort + Fashion
Top-tier tech meets athletic style to bring you the Jordan Trunner LX. Three adjustable straps let you personalize the fit, and compression-molded Phylon gives you premium cushioning and comfort.
Training in Style
The versatile Nike Metcon can handle cross-training, lifting, and even running. Dynamic flywire cables lock down your laces, and Particle Rose is a must-have color this season.
Comfortable enough for all-day wear, yet durable enough for long-distance running, the adidas Alphabounce EM has you covered. The ultra-sleek silhouette keeps you in style, no matter what.
Swing For The Fences
The adidas Poweralley 5 gives you premium comfort and advanced power at the plate. IRONSKIN technology offers great protection in toe drag areas, and the air mesh upper is designed for breathability and style.
The Under Armour Block City is made for volleyball’s best. Coated mesh in the midfoot provides stability for all those lateral movements, and the customizable lacing system lets you adjust for your perfect fit.
Cutting-edge innovation meets maximum comfort in the Nike Mercurial Veloce III. The perforated sockliner and synthetic upper mirrors the natural shape of your foot, so you can just focus on the game.