Amelia's Retro Inspired Music Festival Outfits

Monday, May 26, 2014

Spring brings many things including flowers, warm (or if you're in Georgia--HOT) weather and the beginning of outdoor musical festivals/concerts.  Whether you're more of a Warped Tour lady (Guilty as charged) or a Bonnaroo gal hopeful these outfits will inspire your Summer concert looks.


When looking for festival style inspiration there tends to be a lot of boho looks, and not too many 'pinup' inspired looks.  As much as I love the boho look, it is something that I just cannot pull off.  That is why I am creating my 'pinup' retro inspired festival looks!

I wanted to create outfits that would be suitable for hot weather, unexpected rainstorms and probably other peoples sweat....gross.  You really do not know what to expect so it's best to prepare for it all! Although, I styled these outfits for an outdoor concert or festival, they obviously would be great for any outdoor occasion!


This outfit features the Estelle White Cherries Jubilee blouse (by Heart of Haute who we talked about here) a mustard skirt and my go-to "I'm going to be outside for a long time" shoes, my white eye hole oxfords.  The skirt is much shorter than anything I'd wear day to day, but since the shirt features multiple retro features like it's cap sleeves and neck tie, I think it's okay to opt for a less full skirt.  The shirt also features an adorable mini-cherry print, because I wouldn't be complete with out prints.  Another reason to opt for a shorter less full skirt is because it does not require a petticoat, which can be hot and uncomfortable.  I also pinned a pink and white Luxulite brooch to the top for some added color. 

My purse usually only holds my absolute necessities to bring with me which include, sunscreen...I wear baby sunscreen because my skin hates the sun, sunglasses, lipstick, chapstick and a head scarf to protect my hair.  Not included: the 12 bottles of water I'm likely to consume, because I always try and stay hydrated at outdoor events.

Also, I did throw in my nod to boho culture by wearing a homemade floral headband!

I found that 1940s inspired outfits are perfect for outdoor concerts, because the sleek narrow silhouette of a-line skirts.  I'm also a huge fan of crop tops.  Like, give me a crown, because I'm the crop top queen!  The amazing Big Polka Dot Ashley Skirt and the matching Hottie Top (which we received c/o Trashy Diva and also posted about here) are perfect for outside activities, because of their light material...and perhaps the lack of material on the top. ;)  The only possible down side to this outfit would be awful tan lines.  I paired this outfit with a pink dahlia in my hair and comfy red flats.

I also stick with curly hair for outdoor concerts, because otherwise I'll end up like a frizzy mess!


Also, a word for the wise, bring an umbrella!  I learned this the hard way when I was taking pictures and the sky opened up onto me.

Are you going to any outdoor concerts this Summer? 

11 comments:

  1. I try to go to Pitchfork, Lollapalooza and Riot Fest each summer for at least one day each. I also don't really do boho, but man do you see a plethora of floral crowns at festivals.

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  2. I love the two piece I NEED one for the summer. In the uk you always risk rain so mummy usual mini festival look is shorts and a halter top or vest and boots. Not exactly retro but off thr floor and weather appropriate (and things I won't mind getting muddy ). Plus a TON of factor 50 for my skin.

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  3. There are a lot of outdoor street festivals in Chicago, and I try to hit up a lot of them (drinking outside in the street in the summer is practically a sport here). I actually use the same brand of sunscreen, and I love the way it smells. That polka dot set is too cute, and perfect for a festival.

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  4. I absolutely love outdoor festivals! I haven't ventured out into wearing my vintage clothes at one yet but I think I will this summer. I'm a Georgia gal too so I definitely understand about the heat lol. And even at 26, I still go to Warped Tour out at Lakewood, I'm just usually in the back of the crowd now haha. I love Music Midtown too now that they've brought it back. And I'm heading up to Cincinnati for the first time for the Bunbury Music Festival in July. :)

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  5. Ahh that's an amazing line-up! I'm dying to go to Riot Fest! Oh yeah, people LOVE floral crowns!
    xx Amelia

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  6. Isn't it great? I love sets like this one!


    Oh yeah, I'm sure getting nice clothes muddy is not the best idea!


    xx Amelia

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  7. Ughh I'm so jealous! I know Chicago has some quality festivals! I strangely love the smell of it too--glad I'm not alone!


    xx
    Amelia

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  8. OH my gosh yes! Warped Tour at Lakewood is so brutal! I'm equal distance from Atlanta and Charlotte and I've considered going to Charlotte just so it'll be less hot. That sounds like you have a lot of fun lined up! Cincinatti is pretty great--I went for a Brand New concert not too long ago!


    xx
    Amelia

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  9. Haha I've actually been to Charlotte for Warped and while it's still hot, it's nothing compared to Lakewood. More shade if I remember correctly. :)

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  10. I love these vintage inspired alternatives to the boho look. I love going to Festivals but don't always want to dress the part... this is awesome. I just love the last look... that Umbrella is too cute.
    xoxo
    Taylor

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  11. Right this years Riot Fest is amazzzzzing. Its the one I want to go to the most. Honestly for Lollapalooza theres only one day I even see worth going to such a disappointment from last year.

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