Dressing for a summer festival, depending on who you are, is about just as important as picking out your line up. For me personally I've had my outfits picked out for a couple of weeks now, and have begun to preview some of them on my blog this week, check that out here for some inspiration for the guys out there or for the ladies that want to help their men out. But if you're still undecided on what to wear, have no fear I'm here to help.
Weather is the biggest factor when picking out what to wear for a festival weekend. If it's going be a scorcher, you'll need to know that ahead of time. Pick out light colors and thin fabrics to keep cool. Other than temperature be sure to check the forecast to see if there is any rain on the radar. If there is you'll want to keep that in mind when picking out your shoes for the day. Steer clear of suede or leather if it's going to pour, opt for a pair of sandals or rain boots if it's going to get real wet. Once you've got those two areas covered it's time to have some fun with it!
All general norms and accepted methods of dressing are thrown out the window for these long weekends, am I right? Girls are wearing bikini tops as shirts, and guys are wearing their swim suits instead of shorts. Take this as your invitation to try out something new that you've been wanting to do, but have been afraid of garnering too much odd looks.
Looking to do some last minute shopping after this post? Check out the shops below for some sure fire winners for the weekend ahead.
1. Blush Boutique.
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With their two locations, the team at Blush Boutique is sure to help you put together a winning look for all your Forecastle Needs. They are located at The Vogue Center 3745 Lexington Road and can be reached at(502) 897-7207, as well as 1042 Bardstown Road and can be reached at (502)-384-0252.
2. Urban Outfitters
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Do us both a favor and keep your begrudging comments to yourselves on this one. They're a perfect bet for finding festival worthy ware in Louisville, especially if you're a guy. They're located at 1140 Bardstown Road and can be reached at (502) 473-4001.
3. General Eccentric
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Another girl only option, but they're local and have plenty of quirky options for a weekend down at the Waterfront. Try a printed maxi on for sizes or have fun with combining cream and white for a winning look. They're located at 1600 Bardstown Road and can be reached at (502) 458-8111.
4. Gift Horse
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An option in the SoFo neighborhood, Gifthorse, is a newcomer in the shopping arena, but has options for both the guys and gals as well as tons of local flare to sport this weekend. They are located at 554 S 4th Street and can be reached at (502) 681-5615.
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Last, but not least, Pitaya offers plenty of options for the chic, savvy shopper looking for that last minute award winning look. They can be found at 955 Baxter Avenue and reached at 502-479-6006.
Hopefully these tips and locations prove to be some help, but if you need any further advice feel free to hit me up on twitter, TheKenGent, and I'll answer any and all questions. Be sure to keep an eye out for me at the festival this weekend, as I will be shooting street style photos this weekend, and my favorites will be making it up right here on Louisville.com!
Cover photo courtesy of Pitaya's Facebook
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