Festival season is just around the corner, and with it comes all the fab street style we see at the shows. Hangout Music Festival is the ultimate beach party weekend celebrating all the best in current and popular genres of music. Held on the sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, this year’s fest is headlining some incredible artists like Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Haim, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, Alabama Shakes and lots more amazing/talented musicians. But when you’re out in the hot sun, dancing the weekend away in the sand, it can be tough to come up with outfits that are equal parts cute and comfy. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the five best pieces to rock at Hangout Fest this year that will guarantee effortless, beachy-cool looks for an awesome weekend filled with fun, fashion, and music.
Two Piece Sets
These perfect pairs are our ultimate festival go-to’s. Pretty patterns and cool cuts create rad all-in-one outfits that are simple and easy to throw on and go. With the right accessories–like a bright bag, a fun hat, or classic aviators–these two-piece sets are must-have pieces for festival season.
2. Crochet Tops
Crochet tops have made quite the splash in the festival fashion scene, and for good reason–they’re cute, comfy, and totally unique. Tons of different styles allow you to mix and match these cool pieces with maxi skirts, denim cutoffs, flowing shorts, or high-waisted jeans.
3. Kimonos & Bikinis
It might be easy to just toss on a bikini for the next day’s shows and call it a day, but a kimono instantly kicks the look up a notch. Pick your favorite bathing suit, and throw a pair of flowy shorts, or distressed cut offs over the bottoms. Top off the look with a flowing kimono to accent the casual suit–plus it doubles as a cute cover-up when you’re ready to take a dance break and lounge on the beach.
4. Felt Hats
Hangout Fest is on the beach which means a bright, sunny weekend filled with good music and dancing in the sand. Why not toss on a cool hat to complete your beachy look and shade your face from those harsh rays? We especially love felt panama hats in neutral shades–they add a dose of boho-chic to any outfit.
5. Bold Accessories
Accessories can instantly upgrade any look you choose to wear to a festival. A wrist full of bangles or tons of chunky rings can add texture to a simple outfit. Polaroid sunnies or a boho chain head wrap are the perfect festival-approved additions to achieve that beachy vibe.