So glad that I missed Coachella this year and ended up at Sasquatch Music Festival. If you have never heard of Sasqutach, it’s an annual four-day music festival held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. With similar genres of music to Coachella, this year’s lineup was amazing, just to highlight a few: Santigold, tUnE-yArDs (MUST CHECK OUT), Beardyman, Apparat, Tycho, Pretty Lights, The Shins, Beirut, Metric…
Besides checking out new music and some of my favorite bands, going to music festivals also becomes a great opportunity to showcase your personal style. Sasquatch had some amazing festival-inspired outfits! I curated a selection of different fashion essentials and I hope you find them helpful. What you can expect to see is a little bit of everything from trendy or vintage to hippie or dayglo. Before going to the music festival, the first thing people usually do is figure say “What The H*ll Should I Wear!?” Dressing up at music festival becomes a fun part aside from checking out the bands and hanging out with friends. Yes, you’re there for another reason – people watching! It was so much fun!
Not all festival-goers like to dress up super fancy. If you are one of those people, below are some tips for you.
Be creative with what you have. During the event, one of the sponsors Kokanee beer was giving away free bandanas and festival beaded necklaces. As you can see in picture #1, the girl who was in a black tank top and blue jeans, by adding a pair of suspenders, a Kokanee bandana and necklace, you can look stylish and festival-spirited. Or you can wear something like the girl in picture #2 who’s in a fringe shirt with beaded tassels. As long as you have a pair of scissors, you can cut off the bottom shirt hem and the sleeve hems then tie them into little knots. Here you go, hippie fringe 70′s style can never go wrong.
Prepare for the cold and grassy ground.
Even though the weather was nice during the day, it can get chilly when the sun goes down. If you head out around 4pm and plan to stay the whole night, you may want to bring an extra jacket or outwear. It could take 15-20 minutes to walk to get back to the camp site which you don’t want to do because you may end up missing some shows and too tiring. Also, wearing pants, you will appreciate it so much when you sit down on the ground if you don’t have a blanket, because the grasses will poke your legs like needles. (ouch, ouch, ouch!). If you wear shorts/skirt, bring a blanket so you can sit on the ground. Check out picture #3 & #4 for outwear style.
#3: From top to bottom: Leather and shell headband, layers of yellow glass beads and stones necklace, black Bikini top, a white/prints sweater, a pair of abstract mixed prints jeans, dark blue leg warmers, and a pair of brown moccasins.
#4: A pair of sun glasses, brown and white sweater, neon color beaded necklace, and a brown stripes blanket.
During your whole time there, I guarantee you will run into someone who wears bright/fluorescent colors. It’s the time to start the party. By having bright and fluorescent colors during the day time especially helps cheer up the atmosphere and remind us the night time party neon light feeling. Not to mention that by wearing these colors will give you high visibility and makes it easy for your friends to spot you in the sea of people.
#5 A brown straw hat, grey shirt, blue jeans, a pair of mineral washed color skinnies, and a Cambridge Satchel neon leather bag in fluorescent yellow.
#6 White top tee, blue ripped denim miniskirts, and a double folded hot pink scarf, with silver and black beaded bracelets.
#7 Fluorescent chartreuse (halfway between yellow and green) tank, and 70s inspired black skirt with beading bottom tassels.
Besides the bright colors, another most often seen pattern is vintage fashion. Vintage fashion gives you a wide variety of options, you can go from 1900s Gibson Girl and Post-Edwardian, to 1920s Flapper girls, 40s Pin-up girls, 1950s New Look, or 60s-70s Hippie/Boho. As you can see in pictures:
#8 Pin-up girls in red and black
#9 Charleston 1920s flapper girls
#10 Alternative (girl on the left) and Boho hippie style (guy on the right)
Instead of dressing up by yourself, it would be way more fun to dress up with your friends assuming you come with a big group of people. During the music fest, I ran into two interesting big groups: #11 Business Attire and #12 Slutty Seniors. What they are doing is being funny at the same time trying to confuse people.
Picture #11: Why would people ever want to dress in business attires and going to the festival, that’s the last thing you would expect to see here? However, they did it. They highlight of this picture is the old big cell phone in the guy’s hand which we haven’t seen for ages.
Picture #12: I came across this group by walking down the main path through the festival grounds. The senior citizen from the far left approached me with a map and asked, “Excuse me, do you know how to get to … from here?” and pointed to the map. LOL. Yes, it’s a trap. However, one thing I don’t understand is why they called themselves slutty seniors – they don’t really look slutty, do they!?
See picture #13, 14 and 15 are some of my fashion styles at Sasquatch.
#13 Headband, Layered black net yellow amber dress, and crystal bow belt – with gold star hat (just kidding – it was a display at a booth!)
#14 Spring/Summer white with green print long skirt and simply white vest top and bright red braid scarf and colorful bracelets
#15 Sasquatch spirited toes!
Above are my take-aways from Sasquatch fashion. What do you think? Which one is your favorite fashion style at Sasquatch? Leave your answer in the comments and let me know.
Did you know:
The second largest attendees of Sasquatch besides American are Canadian. You surely have some chance to make some Canadian friends there.
Once you settle down, they won’t allow driving out of the campsite to get more supplies, so prepare with the right amount or else you will end up paying over priced food and drinks .
It appears that Tycho (one of the bands I saw) was partying a few tents next to us on Saturday night. You can run into the bands anytime. You never know.
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