Style Guide: 6 Essential Festival Accessories

Here at we’ve got one very important thing on our mind lately: Coachella–or more importantly, festival fashion!

Between the warm weather, awesome tunes and (most importantly) the style spotting, we’re counting down the days until we get to drive our spray-tanned selves out to the desert for Coachella.

Whether you’re attending Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo or Mile High Music Fest, here are six stylish essentials that will keep you chic and happy this festival season:


  1. The floppy hat. Wrinkles don’t look good on anyone. Protect your beautiful skin and keep it chic with a floppy hat like this yellow trimmed option.
  2. Stylish sunnies. One of the biggest perks of daytime parties? Wearing your favorite sunglasses! These round-frame glasses by The Row have a subdued, retro vibe that we love.
  3. Haute headbands. Unfortunately, high temps mean there’s a high chance you’ll be sweating (we prefer the term “glistening”). Combat excess glimmer by keeping your hair off your face with a cute headband like this coral flower headband by Dorothy Perkins.
  4. H2O. It’s important to hit the (water) bottle as much as possible when you’re hanging in the sun all day. This cute Bobble bottle is the perfect way to stay hydrated in style.
  5. Booties. We’re not ones to advocate practicality that often, but comfortable footwear at festivals is seriously necessary. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Keep the sludge off your toes with booties, like this versatile pair.
  6. Crossbody bag. You’ll need full dancing abilities so don’t even think about lugging a cumbersome shoulder bag around the festival grounds. A crossbody bag or backpack is a must. If you ask us, we like this coral crossbody from Topshop.

What’s your number one festival (or spring) must-have?

Are you going to any music festivals in the near future?

XO Team


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  • Melissa Panici

    All of these are so cute! I have to have my water and headbands. So far, I’m not planning on any music festivals. But that could change! Thanks for sharing!

  • vivian tang

    luv the booties.

    btw, i think i saw u at the l.a. textile show on

    and u were there last time too, werent u ?

  • Lauren Hoffman

    love that cross body bag! always good in a crowded area.


    Fave floral for the home

  • Valerie Lynn

    all of these are cuuutee, but I love the sun glasses! my spring/summer must-have is bracelets! I love to stack a bunch of different sized bangles…usually gold to bring out my tan! I also use victoria secret’s shimmer bronzer to make my skin really shimmery all day!

  • Sarah Heckle

    A maxi dress is a music festival must for me. And SPF!


  • Melissa mould

    I love those boots. I’ve bought tonns of summer essentials this week – i am loving Zara and Mango … you can see my picks on my UK style blog

  • Emma Jesson

    Don’t forget OSHEAGA and us Canadians 😉

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Going to Coachella is going to be on my bucket list! You & Lo have been talking about this a lot ;0) Must be fab!

  • Rachael Yanta

    love the cross body bag! super cute and fun for summer. i’m going to the avett brothers concert in april at an outdoor venue and i can’t wait!!

  • Krista Gray

    So cute! I’m obsessed with statement necklaces right now…and mint…

  • Janice Campbell

    I’m really loving crossbody bags & bright colored denim like orange or blue! :)

  • Maria Rosa Herrera

    i totally agree, those booties are super essential

  • Danny

    that coral headband by Dorothy Perkins is so springy! It would look lovely with a chiffon or floral sundress!


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  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    All these are a must for these!!

  • Karmele Garcia

    My MUST are toilet paper and fresh-hand :)

  • Liesl

    Unfortunately, I live in Taiwan and there aren’t that many outdoor festivals. Boo! But here are MY MUST HAVES FOR SPRING 2012:

    1. Lots of lace

    2. Pretty pastels

    3. Beautiful brights

    Liesl xxx

  • Emilie

    I love that headband. I also have the bobble bottle and its pretty good.

    xo Emilie

    PS please visit my blog @

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I love Coachella! and that bag!

  • Katarzyna Kuta

    In August, I’m going for a Coke Live Music Festival in Poland! :)

  • Leanne OMalley

    Festivals in the UK, there’s only 2 major must haves,

    1. A wicked pair of wellies, I have hunters


    2. A pack a mac

    Lat year at creamfields i was soaking wet for 4 days, not fun, but the music was awesome!

  • Suzy Zhang

    i love these pieces and accessories!!

  • Lucia Merida

    love it

  • Morgan Cook

    need fashion or beauty advice? check out my blog!

  • Gabriela Cruzat

    Oh God, this would’ve been soooo helpful yesterday at Lollapalooza Chile… unluckly, I got sunburnt :(

  • Beth P

    Love these picks!! I need those booties!!

  • Vanessa R

    Great items! I love them all! I’m absolutely in love with my Bobble bottle!

  • Kimberly Reed

    Fringe is IN!! I also have a fringe purse….! Am I the only one out there…lovin’ it?!

  • Rachel Trampel

    That floppy hat is perfection!

  • Femme25

    My spring must have is a colorful cardigan. Wear it with a dress…capris…skirt..shorts….and just throw on a solid color tank. Add a pop of color (different than the cardigan) with jewelry, like a bold statement ring but mix it with a simple gold necklace. I love they have the cutest charms that are delicate so you can add a fun ring or bracelet without feeling like it’s “”too much””.

    Lauren and team, what do you think?

    Ill post a picture of my spring outfit this weekend :-)



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