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Jun 24, 2016

What to wear to every music festival in Canada this summer

By: Maryjane Peters
Your ultimate summer music festival wardrobe

Trends
Jun 24, 2016

What to wear to every music festival in Canada this summer

By: Maryjane Peters

Amnesia Rock Fest

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When: June 23 – June 26 2016
Where: Montebello, QC
Website: amnesiarockfest.com
Wardrobe: Unleash your inner alt-rocker chick with a pair of ripped black denim shorts, metallic Chuck Taylors and a cool girl ball cap.


River Island khaki camo print fitted t-shirt ($30.10), at riverisland.com; Rag & Bone marilyn baseball cap ($125), at saksfifthavenue.com; Topshop MOTO ripped mom shorts ($30), at topshop.com; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Metallic ($65 USD), at converse.com.

Montreal International Jazz Fest

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When: June 29 – July 9 2016
Where: Montreal, QC
Website: montrealjazzfest.com
Wardrobe: As two-thirds of this concert is held outdoors, you’ll want to stay cool in a breezy maxi dress.


Front Row Shop Deep V-neck Cami Midi Dress ($55 USD), at frontrowshop.com; Loeffler Randall starla leather gladiator sandal ($195 USD), at bergdorfgoodman.com; Forever 21 velvet wide-brim fedora ($15), at forever21.com; Kate Spade stack attack stackable bangles ($100), at shopbop.com.

Digital Dreams Festival

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When: July 2 – July 3 2016
Where: Toronto, ON
Website: digitaldreamsfestival.ca
Wardrobe: Party at Canada’s largest EDM festival in an edgy, all black ensemble.


Moncler black leather viviane combat boots ($735), at ssense.com; Victoria Beckham A-line leather skirt ($756.16), at mytheresa.com; Halston Heritage halterneck cropped top ($245 USD), at neimanmarcus.com; Vanessa Mooney black delicate lace choker ($29 USD), at vanessamooney.com; Okhtein mini palmette backpack ($425 USD), at wolfandbadger.com.

Ottawa Bluesfest

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When: July 7 – July 17 2016
Where: Ottawa, ON
Website: ottawabluesfest.ca
Wardrobe: Look casual yet cool for Canadian singer song-writer Alessia Cara (who is set to perform this summer at the Ottawa Bluesfest) in a pair of light wash jeans, New Balance sneaks and a Polo cap.
 
Scotch and Soda round neck t-shirt ($59), at scotch-soda.com; Current Elliott boyfriend derby destroy jean ($220.31), at brandoutlet.borderfree.com; New Balance 574 state fair ($109.99), at newbalance.ca; Ralph Lauren signature pony hat ($35 USD), at ralphlauren.com.

Quebec City Summer Fest

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When: July 7 – July 17 2016
Where: Quebec City, QC
Website: infofestival.com
Wardrobe: Jazz up a simple maxi dress with a trendy suede wrap choker, distressed cowboy boots, reflective sunnies and a boho hat.

Princess Polly white austin wrap necklace ($20.79), at princesspolly.com; Rag & Bone range fedora ($225 USD), at barneys.com; Dior diorama1 sunglasses ($425 USD), at dior.com; Topshop cut-out back maxi dress ($26), at topshop.com; Understated Leather x Matisse bitchin biker leather boot ($455), at nastygal.com.

Winnipeg Folk Fest

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When: July 7 – July 10 2016
Where: Winnipeg, MB
Website: winnipegfolkfestival.ca
Wardrobe: Work those sultry, summer vibes in an off-the-shoulder dress, knee-high gladiators and Malibu Barbie style sunglasses.

Valentino butterfly printed nylon pouch ($380), at luisaviaroma.com; Anita K Barred for Life 18K gold collar necklace ($93), at nastygal.com; Victoria Beckham supra mirrored round sunglasses ($705.38), at mytheresa.com; Free People cynder gladiator sandal ($180.70), at revolve.com; Topshop structured bardot dress ($39), at topshop.com.

 Calgary Stampede

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When: July 8 – July 17 2016
Where: Calgary, AB
Website: calgarystampede.com
Wardrobe: Soak up that Alberta sunshine in an ivory baby doll dress and a whimsical flower crown. Don’t forget your cowboy boots! Yeehaw!

Cult Gaia flower crown ($75), at cultgaia.com; Macie Bean floral embroidered leather cowboy boot ($170), at zulily.com; Style Nanda off-the-shoulder ruffled dress ($52 USD), at stylenanda.com.

Cavendish Beach Music Fest

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When: July 8 – July 10 2016
Where: Cavendish, PEI
Website: cavendishbeachmusic.com
Wardrobe: Rock a bathing suit and denim shorts so that you can go straight from splashing in the ocean to singing along to The Band Perry.

Quay Australia right time sunglasses ($60 USD), at quayaustralia.com; Frame Denim le original denim shorts, ($370), at matchesfashion.com; Mara Hoffman crochet rainbow one piece swimsuit ($200 USD), at modaoperandi.com; Havaianas Freedom Candy Flip Flops ($44.52), at revolve.com.

Pemberton

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When: July 14 – July 17 2016
Where: Pemberton, BC
Website: pembertonmusicfestival.com
Wardrobe: Make a statement in a crochet crop top, studded denim shorts and unique sunnies.

Saint Laurent studded denim shorts ($675 USD), at brownsfashion.com, River Island rust crochet bralet top ($65.83), at riverisland.com, Lulu’s well wishes black velvet choker ($11 USD), at lulus.com, House of Holland seeing stars gold mirrored round sunglasses ($154.02), at brandoutlet.borderfree.com.

WayHome

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When: July 22 – July 24 2016
Where: Oro-Medonte, ON
Website: wayhome.com
Wardrobe: For an effortless, low-key combo, pair a romper with jelly sandals and simple accessories.

Topshop floral scallop wrap playsuit ($45), at topshop.com; Fendi cat-eye sunglasses ($505 USD), at barneys.com; Stuart Weitzman trifecta metallic jelly sandal ($119 USD), at bergdorfgoodman.com; Catbird full heart necklace ($60 USD), at catbirdnyc.com.

Osheaga

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When: July 29 – July 31 2016
Where: Montreal, QC
Website: osheaga.com
Wardrobe: If you’re seeing Lana Del Rey this summer in Montreal, you’re going to want to dress like her, in 70’s inspired wide leg jeans and heart shaped sunglasses.

Wildfox lolita sunglasses ($189 USD), at wildfox.com; Aldo Judyta ($64.98), at aldoshoes.com; Alice and Olivia gracelyn fitted crop top ($159.12), at aliceandolivia.com; Stella McCartney 70’s flare jeans ($365 USD), at kirnazabete.com; Chlobo luna soul grey agate star bracelet ($178.69), at the-dressingroom.com.

OVO Fest

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When: July 29 – Aug 1 2016
Where: Toronto, ON
Website: octobersveryown.com
Wardrobe: An OVO accessory is an absolute must for Toronto’s favorite weekend. Paired with leather shorts and Nike AF1’s, you might just catch Drake’s attention.

IRO front tie shorts ($822.10), at farfetch.com; OVO sportcap ($50), at octobersveryown.com; Nike Air Force 1 Low ($89.99), at champssports.com; House of CB Luca stretch bodysuit ($92.17), at houseofcb.com.

Boots and Hearts

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When: August 4 – August 7 2016
Where: Oro-Medonte, ON
Website: bootsandhearts.com
Wardrobe: Break some hearts with these adorable glitter cowboy boots. Paired with a simple white dress and gold accessories, you’ll be turning heads all weekend long.

Miu Miu cat eye sunglasses ($660), at sunglasshut.com; JEM white cowboy boot ($135 USD), at y-r-u.com; Elizabeth and Hames pippa off-the-shoulder mini dress ($365 USD), at net-a-porter.com; Aurelie Bidermann MIA bracelet ($540 USD), at monnierfreres.com.

Edmonton Folk Music Fest

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When: August 4 – August 7 2016
Where: Edmonton, AB
Website: edmontonfolkfest.org
Wardrobe: Embody the spirit of folk music in wide leg paisley pants, chunky rings and a bell sleeved top.

Free People dark paradise pull-on flare pant ($102.40 USD), at backcountry.com; UGG Janie clog sandal ($190), at gravitypope.com; Chloé Carlina round sunglasses ($464.81), at nordstrom.com; Baublebar warm & cool ring set ($42 USD), at baublebar.com; Druzy cocktail ring ($28), at baublebar.com.

Regina Folk Fest

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When: August 5 – August 7 2016
Where: Regina, SK
Website: reginafolkfestival.com
Wardrobe: Let your hair down at the Regina Folk Fest in an off-the-shoulder shirt and unique embroidered shorts. These Valentino butterfly cutoffs will speak for themselves while you stroll through Victoria Park.

Valentino butterfly embroidered denim shorts ($2,190 USD), at brownsfashion.com; Coutu Kitsch nyla quartz cuff bracelet ($64.99), at coutukitsch.com; Ray Ban round metal folding ($255 USD), at ray-ban.com; Michael Kors sofia flat sandal ($109.98), at brownsshoes.com; Apiece Apart rosal mini off shoulder top ($275 USD), at kirnazabete.com.

Shambhala

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When: August 5 – August 8 2016
Where: Salmo River Ranch, BC
Website: shambhalamusicfestival.com
Wardrobe: Dance in the sunset all weekend long in a breezy summer dress paired with platform sandals and cool girl statement accessories.  

Golden by TNA robe iambic ($47.50), at aritzia.com; Brixton ‘tucson’ felt fedora ($102.10), at nordstrom.com; Frank Wilder lion ring ($500 USD), at frankwilder.com; Windsor Smith 80mm puffy leather platform sandals ($144), at luisaviaroma.com.

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