In my opinion, no summer vacation is complete without a music festival. This year, I decided to go to one of my absolute favorites, Global Dance Festival, an electronic music festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater. I’ve been to this festival four times now, and I must say this one not only had the best music (Seven Lions, please call me if you’re ever single) but also my best dressed festival to date. Granted, the last time I went was two years ago, but when I’m lucky enough to stumble upon the photos of my high school days, I can’t help but cringe. I’ll spare you the gruesome details and the even more offensive photos, but hey, at least I finally got it together.
For the first night of Global, I was at a little bit of loss for what to wear because I felt so out of practice with festival dressing. But after a recent trip to Nordstrom Rack, I had been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear my new Free People shirt. Feeling a little Grecian inspiration from this flowy frock, I added in a gold arm band, a few rings and left my hair wavy. When it comes to dressing up, I always like to follow one rule. If one item is loose, keep the other one tight. For example, with a shirt like this I made sure to choose a tight pair of shorts to avoid looking sloppy. Note: this rule doesn’t apply if you’re going for purposefully over-sized look.
The second night fell victim to a late start, and therefore no time to take a cute picture. I wore a striped, over-sized tank, burgundy shorts and a rainbow choker that some kind stranger gave me on the first night. Because I don’t have a picture for you, here’s a shot of the beautiful venue.
For the final night of the festival I opted for a floral off-the-shoulder top, black shorts, and my favorite gladiators. Typically, I shy away from patterns any crazier than stripes, although it is something I’m working on, but when I saw this top on sale, I couldn’t help but snag it. I balanced out the vivacious print with the black shorts and sandals. This outfit was hands-down my favorite because it combined a super feminine top with bad-ass shoes. Gotta save the best for last right?
Even though festival season is nearing its end, here’s some last minute inspiration if you have a concert coming up on your calendar.