It took us years of sloshing around in Coachella mud pits and braving porta potty lines a half-mile deep at Governors Ball to learn one very important rule: Spending loads of money on your music festival wardrobe is wacky tacky. Why? Because your Isabel Marant dress and your Miu Miu sneakers will get stomped on, splattered, tattered and stained within an inch of their life. You’re better off saving your dollar bills for the booze-fest and bringing just a few easy-to-wash separates that you can mix and match all weekend long. Sound like a plan? To get you started, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet on what to wear to a music festival when you’re not looking to drop the big bucks.
Maria Denardo is the Fashion Director at theFashionSpot. Prior to joining tFS, she worked as the Site Director at Lifestyle Mirror and the Senior Fashion Editor at Fashion Week Daily. Her "unhealthy attachment" to hats led her to the halls of FIT, where she's currently completing her millinery certification. She proves that turbans never, ever go out of style.