By Callie McBride
Last time I mentioned summer concert fashion, I had fun patterns and wild pieces in mind. However, I may have underestimated the weather. While it sounds super glamorous to show up to a concert or festival decked out in layers, jewelry, and cool accessories, you might not feel too glamorous the second you start sweating. Take our very own IEG Managing Editor Zoe, who survived Bonarroo 2012. She was smart enough to come prepared for the heat and the mass of people that would only result in a ridiculously dense amount of body sweat beneath all those music tents. How did she do it!? Swimwear, people!
Zoe looks perfectly concert-chic (Editor’s note: That’s generous, Callie!), but more importantly, she looks comfortable! Follow after her and make sure to let your skin breath the next time you’re gearing up for an outdoor festival. As I prepare for my trip to Milwaukee’s Summerfest Music Festival next week, here a few swimsuit options that will still adhere to my fashionable side.
This Mara Hoffman bikini has everything: cool structure, unique patterns, and neon. Perfection. It’ll be ideal to wear with jean cut-offs to alternative rock band Fun, who are performing at the fest. Here are more inspired and affordable suits at Anthropologie.
This year at Summerfest country artists are taking over. The Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellem, Rodney Atkins, and Kellie Pickler are just a few of the acts that I’ll be scrambling around the grounds to attend. What better way to show my American pride at a country concert than this blue and white tie-dyed bikini from American Apparel?
Guys, you’re all lucky enough to go shirtless throughout an entire festival. That makes dressing up a lot easier-jean or cargo shorts will do! But we don’t want to leave you out, either. If you feel so inclined, join the pool party. Wearing this.
Yep, Zoe was right on spot for dressing smart at Bonarroo. With the incredible acts coming my way for Summerfest, including Robyn, Lupe Fiasco, Ben Folds Five, and the Roots, I’m mentally and physically preparing for the insane crowds, and thus, the heightened body contact. If you try to spot me, I’ll be the one in the striped one-piece!
Editor’s Note: Thanks Callie! Really, it was just too hot to wear anything but shorts and a bathing suit or breezy sundress! And everything there was so dirty, I can’t imagine bringing any item of clothing I actually care about. One non-wardrobe essential? BABY WIPES. Good luck!