How To Pack For A Festival Weekend Using Only 8 Pieces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.