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festival style

hi, friends!

hope y’all are having a fabulous start to spring.  we’ve been having some really beautiful (albeit somewhat chilly) days in nashville, and spring fever is really starting to set it.  i don’t know about y’all, but i am so ready for it to be warm!  the weather has been a little kookie and inconsistent, and it can be hard to know what to wear when it’s warm for a few days and then gets cool again.  not sure about y’all, but for me a switch usually flips in my brain where i stop wanting to wear the previous season’s clothes and want to transition, and it doesn’t always coincide with mother nature.

i wore this outfit to a recent outing with my friends.  i was inspired by this floral dress — yes, it’s actually a wrap dress i opted to wear open as a duster.  i love the idea of wearing an item multiple ways, and i will totally re-wear this come summer but substituting shorts or a skirt for my jeans.

duster – knot sisters; tank – free people; bralette – free people; jeans – free people; bag – madewell; boots – etoile isabel marant; hat – ale by alessandra; sunglasses – ray-ban

 

it’s the beginning of music festival season, so that means a lot of bohemian-inspired trends and an onslaught of social media images of attendees at coachella, lollapalooza, and other fests around the country.  you’ll find many people seem to dress a certain way for these events, and it ends up looking more like a thematic “costume,” than any semblance of personal style.  by all means folks should wear what they want and that makes them happy, but i always thinks it looks better and more stylish to still look like yourself rather than like you’re going to a glorified college theme party.

festival style

 

festival style

festival style

 

style tips

the key to transitioning seasons is to dress in layers and if you’re shopping, to choose versatile pieces that you can wear multiple ways so as to maximize your cost-per-wear.  this is actually a pretty important concept to dressing and being polished in general, but it is especially important when the weather is unpredictable so you can adapt and be comfortable.  this applies to dressing for music festivals as well – wear something comfortable that you also feel cute in, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time.  don’t wear shoes that will hurt, and choose garments made from breathable fabrics.  tie a button-down shirt or lightweight sweater around your waist, and you’re ready for the night shows when the temperatures might get cooler.

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photos by delaney royer.

that’s a wrap, folks! ➸

many thanks for reading!

➳ alyssa

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