Music is food for the soul. It liberates the mind and resonates with inner feelings. Music can be a mood changer for most people. What genre do you like? Blues, hard rock, jazz, classical? Whatever be your soul food, it helps if you dress for the occasion. Imagine landing up for a rap and hip-hop concert in a formal tux! So, think of your choices in this context. Don’t know what to wear to a music festival? Call up your outfit planner to help out. You may also refer to Chicisimo for appropriate suggestions, which can be downloaded here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). After all the experience needs to be totally perfect.
Going for a music festival and faced with the dilemma of what to wear? What you pick from your wardrobe depends on an important factor. Is the festival indoor or outdoor? Make your choice depending upon that. Here are some suggestions of what to wear to a music festival:
Outdoors is where the fun is. Go all out when choosing your outfit. Check weather predictions first though. Because the best plans can go awry if the weather turns. Choose loose and comfortable clothes for such festivals. And it is very important to pick comfortable shoes too. Make sure you choose the right one from your wardrobe. Also flowing dresses are best for such events. And if there is any hint of rain at all, you need to throw in an anorak and spare clothes. Glastonbury is known for getting muddy. Be prepared to counter the weather gods and keep looking stylish. Also a good sunscreen is a must have. Because you cannot afford to return from a music festival looking roasted.
Many festivals are hosted in big indoor stadia, especially those genre that demand resounding acoustics. And the thing with an indoor venue is with the air-conditioning. Not all places can achieve the perfect balance. Because there are too many people after all. At times the chill gets too much. But at other times it can become very stuffy. You can choose any outfit under the outdoor section. Additionally, remember to carry a throw or a stole. You never know how it turns out. So, take a light one from your wardrobe and pack it in. You can enjoy the comfort if it turns too cold.
Go by the weather
As already stated, weather can be a spoiler at times. This is especially true for outdoor music festivals. That’s why you have to decide your outfit according to the weather. Chicisimo is one app that sorts your wardrobe by different categories. Every season poses some challenges for outdoor events. Summers mean light clothing. Get advice from an outfit planner for sun hats, shorts and sandals for your look. Pack in extras from your wardrobe for rainy day predictions. An event in the open in winters can become a style show. You can go all out flaunting your woollens. What about that super stylish leather jacket you have? Match it with skull caps and woollen scarves with leggings in your wardrobe. You will be the style diva always.
A classical music festival
What kind of music are you into? Who are you rooting for in the upcoming festival? Because a whole lot depends upon this when you choose an outfit. If it is showcasing classical music, tone down your choices. And go for something that is classy and timeless. You will actually be in sync with the music this way. Call up your outfit planner today and try out options. An evening gown that flows with the contours will work very well. And you can accessorize minimally to enhance the effect. For example a tiny but classy clutch and a pair of high heels will complete the look. Also, carry a fur coat if it is winter season. Such festivals are generally housed indoors with seating. This means you are not going to be on your feet all the time. Hence, the suggestion of heels.
If the music is young and vigorous, an entire new plan is needed. And you can dress coolly or go for grunge looks. All of it depends on the kind of music. Anything from tee shirts to worn shorts and sandals goes. Pick up lots of bangles or chunky jewellery to go with the mood. Also hair bands and bandanas are quite the rage. Not only the musicians but the crowd too love moving with the beat. And these help keeping hair out of the way. Remember to pick your footwear well though. Because you will be dancing, cheering and grooving to the beat. And you cannot do that if your feet are killing you, right? Did you check with your virtual outfit planner yet? Do so and get things ready on time.
Carry some essentials
Irrespective of what kind of music you are into or the venue, you need some essentials. A waist pouch should also be part of your outfit. How best to pick it can be advised by an outfit planner. You need to have both hands free for music festivals. This means carrying a bag is not a good choice. The most you can do is carry a sling. Whatever be your pick, it has to be spacious enough to hold some essentials. Check with Chicisimo for trendy choices. It should fit in your mobile, keys, cash and/or cards, and ID of some kind. If you are going to be jumping and cheering, pack in some wipes too.
Most of the well known festivals are very well equipped with help. However, too many people crammed into limited space means you need to be aware. Not everyone might have good intentions. Be aware of yourself and your surroundings.
Comfort and practicality remain bywords when deciding what to wear to a music festival. Bypass fancy brands and get functional. Also, you are going to find yourself in the company of scores of people. Take tips from the above, not only to look stylish but also stay safe and healthy. That is the definitive way to nourish your soul.