Festival Fashion Essentials
Summer is here, which means it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Nope, not holiday season: Festival Season. One of the most important questions during festival season is: what do I wear?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Festival fashion is all about rocking tons of accessories and expressing your personal style. Here are some trending ethical pieces to incorporate and inspire your festival looks. Bringing these sustainable pieces into your life will make you feel a little less guilty about ditching work on Friday to see your favorite bands.
1. Eden Black Eyelash Lace Bralette | Azura Bay
Price | $70 CAD
In 2016 we saw the emergence of lingerie as everyday wear, and 2017 is running with it. Rock this black lacy bralette, which is ethically made from eco-friendly Azura Bay. Wear it as a top with high wasted ripped jeans and a leather jacket for a sexy motorcycle chick vibe, or under a loose cream knit for a more conservative look- with a hint of danger.
2. Rufus Jumpsuit, Alcatraz Stripe | Reformation
Price | $198
Name a more iconic duo than Reformation and festival season. I’ll wait. Reformation and festival season go together like peanut butter and jelly, or Kendall and Kylie. This chic Alcatraz stripped romper is everything with its strappy back and cropped leg. It can be dressed up or down depending on the vibe.
3. The Modern Snap Backpack | Everlane
Price | $68
If you're a minimalist packer, this modern snap backpack by Everlane is the bag for you. It’s the perfect size to throw in the essentials: sunscreen, snacks, and your friends’ sweaters. To top it off, the moss green is a low-key accent piece for your festival outfit. Everlane focuses on complete transparency with the consumer and ethical production processes.
4. Blush and Ruby Poppy Flower Kimono Maxi Wrap | Symbology
Price | $168
Stand out in the crowd with an ethereal poppy covered wrap dress from Symbology, an artisan-based fashion label motivated to empower women worldwide. This lightweight knockout pairs well with a gold body chain, giant gold hoops, and lots of Instagram likes.
5. Tribal Turquoise Blanket | Sackcloth + Ashes
Price | $68
Sackcloth + Ashes makes a mean blanket. Their tribal turquoise outdoor blanket is perfect for setting up an impromptu picnic during a sunny afternoon festival, or to keep you warm through an evening musical performance. To top it off, every blanket you purchase provides a blanket to your local homeless shelter.
6. Liberation White Tank | My Sister
Price | $34
The classic white tees never go out of style. Create a positive impact while having fun in the sun and rocking out in this liberation tank from My Sister. Your purchase supports after-care programs and provides growth opportunities for survivors of sexual exploitation.
8. Seraphine Top, Blue | YSTR
Price | $128
Keep it easy breezy with this baby-blue ruffle top from sustainably-produced YSTR. This blouse would look great with a wicker sunhat. Throw on some light jean shorts, gladiator sandals, peach lipstick, and you’re good to sway the day away to The Shins.
9. Monk Dress | Style Saint
Price | $148
Spice up your outfit with this monk dress from Style Saint. Slip it over a neutral bodycon dress for an added layer of excitement, or wear it as a robe to create a more dramatic look. Style Saint prides itself on products with no sweatshops, child labor, pesticides, chemical runoff, thirsty crops, or waterway pollution.