How To Pack For A Festival Weekend Using Only 8 Pieces

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Whether you’re camping, sharing an Airbnb with ten other people or taking a multitude of connecting flights, lugging an overstuffed suitcase to a music festival should be avoided at all costs. With a hectic schedule of artists to see and pool parties to hit up, the last thing you want to do is dig through piles of clothes and accessories to compile an outfit for the day. We highly suggest traveling light by streamlining your packing list to bare essentials that can be rotated to create distinct ensembles throughout the weekend. Ahead, the only eight items you need and how to conveniently style them for three days.

Tess Neustadt

The Essential Festival Packing List

Striped Ribbed Tank Top

$30

ROMWE

A striped sleeveless tank will keep you cool and work as a great base for your outfits.

Silky Square Scarf

$14

Urban Outfitters

Shield your neck from the sun and add a little flair to your look with a printed neckscarf.

Denim Shorts

$40

Zara

Stand out from the crowd of denim cutoffs by choosing a cuffed pair with whimsical patches.

The Tuff Patrol Sunglasses

$64

Crap Eyewear

Classic retro circle sunglasses pair well with all manner of looks.

Alisa Lace-Up Flats

$510

Isabel Marant

A lace-up flat sandal will keep your feet comfortable as you dance all day and night.

Natalya Button Through Sliced Maxi Dress

$26

Boohoo

A button-down maxi does double duty as a lightweight frock and layering piece.

Savoy Felt Hat

$170

Janessa Leone

This topper protects your face from the sun while injecting cool-girl festival vibes.

Tasseled Faux Leather Crossbody

$23

Forever 21

Carry your belongings in a convenient (and stylish) tasseled crossbody bag.

Day 1

For the first day stay comfortable and casual by pairing the striped tank with denim shorts and lace-up sandals. Add festival vibes with circle sunnies and stash your essentials in the crossbody bag.

Day 2

Opt for a more feminine look with a breezy, vibrant maxi dress accessorized with the felt topper and of-the-moment neck scarf.

Day 3

Unbutton the maxi dress to layer over the tank and shorts as a lightweight vest. Finish with circle sunnies and the felt hat.