This past weekend, I headed to Outside Lands for the second year in a row. For those of you who have never attended a festival before, you might not know it is a huge deal. For those of you that have, you know what I mean. There is a lot that goes into planning for the three days… You have to pick out the right snacks, buy bottled water, outfit plan, mentally prep (so psyched!) and physically prep (rest). I won’t get into too many details about the aforementioned on my blog, except of course the outfit planning.
For day one, it was extremely hard to prep for since the weather was supposed to be in the mid-fifties with a chance of mist (rain in SF in the summer). How could one possibly look festival chic without showing any skin?! I think I mastered the task, though, when I found this maxi dress. It is cotton/thermal material so it allowed me to stay warm while wearing a dress without tights. I paired the dress with my perforated black booties and my trusty wide-brim fedora. I also added a vest for extra warmth and coverage (or in case I wanted to eat a burrito).
One thing I do regret about wearing this dress is that it was a little harder to walk in, since it is tight the entire way down to my ankles. The shoes worked really well, however. I highly recommend wearing booties or boots for walking around; tennis shoes or sneakers just don’t have the support your feet need.
I’ll be recapping one more outfit and some of my fav performances tomorrow night! Stay tuned (get it?!) haha.
Photos: Jack Van Leeuwen