It has been a couple weeks ago now but this year we attended Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. This is a 3 day music festival in mid July that is held at Waterfront Park in Louisville. When it comes to festivals I consider myself a veteran. I have been attending music festivals for years now and have traveled across many a states to get to them.
Every year Forecastle happens to fall on my husband’s birthday so to celebrate we make this festival an annual event. But this year was a special year. My husbands 30th birthday was on that Saturday. Some of his best friends were able to travel from out of the state to make it there to celebrate. It was good to see friends that we don’t get to see as often as we would like. We all had a great time together and I was beyond happy they made the trip up to ring in Landon’s 30th year of life!
Music is what feelings sound like.
I enjoy most genres of music so festivals are the perfect atmosphere to hear a variety of sounds and even find some new ones.
Most music festivals are during the summer months so it is usually blistering hot. When it comes to festival wear I like to keep it cool and casual. In my younger years I wanted to look cute but I found myself becoming uncomfortable in the clothes I was wearing. As I got older I was able to find clothes that not only made me feel comfortable but were also cute at the same time.
When shopping for festival attire the first thing I look for are loose fitting and breezy shorts that are easy to pull up and down. You may be asking yourself, why easy to pull up and down? The answer is because the bathroom situation are always port a potties and I personally want to get in and out of those as quickly as possible. When I was younger I loved to wear rompers to festivals. Rompers are fun and definitely make one look the festival part. But with that being said, rompers are fine and dandy until you find yourself naked in a port a potty. That might sound like too much information to some of you but lets be realistic here, finding yourself half naked in a bathroom after wearing a romper has happened to all of us at some point in time.
The second thing I look for when shopping for festival wear is a longer crop top. I know the words “crop top” make some of you cringe but hear me out… Crop tops can be worn on so many figures. I personally like to look for longer ones that will hit about a half inch below my short line. These are perfect for hot summer days because it cuts off about half of the excess fabric that most shirts have allowing for a cool breeze to flow against your upper torso. Because when the sun is high in the sky and the temperatures are just as high I want to be as cool as possible.
This year, I found these shorts at TJ Maxx. They are cotton making them lightweight and comfortable. They are fringe at the bottom giving them that extra little detail that is perfect for festivals. The crop top I wore I got at H&M a few years ago. It is also lightweight and loose fitting making it breezy and cool to wear. The tassel details at the bottom tie into the fringe on the shorts making these two pieces look like the were made for each other.
Another festival necessity is comfortable footwear. I loves wearing sandals such as Chacos or Birkenstocks. Being on your feet for long periods of time and walking a lot is part of the festival life. I couldn’t imagine wearing shoes that are uncomfortable or even worse, something that causes blisters. Find shoes that are comfortable and can get dirty because getting dirty is something that is unpreventable and will definitely happen.
We had a great time at Forecastle this year! I know this is a festival we will attend for many years to come and I can’t wait to see what the future festivals have in store!