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A new year in the Tampa Bay area brings the promise of live music in the fresh spring air. The Gasparilla Music Festival and concerts at outdoor venues like Jannus Live, Curtis Hixon Park and St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park are right around the corner. At events both big and small, concert-going fashion has become almost as important as the music. Bring your style A-game with a collection of festival-ready looks you can pull together in a snap.
Incorporate a Southwestern flair into your festival outfit by balancing sweetly feminine lace with metal-studded leather accessories. An airy, breathable dress will keep you looking and feeling cool during a hot festival day. Fringe is in, so don’t be afraid to add a bag, jewelry or booties that would look right at home in an old Western flick.
Mix the bohemian feel of a flowy tank and maxi-skirt with a statement choker for a perfectly modern look. Choose a long skirt with a slit to keep your legs free for dancing all day and all night — and you might not even need a blanket to sit on. A neutral-colored fedora and Clubmaster-style sunglasses add a tomboy-ish edge.
Throw on some torn-up denim and a witty tank, and you just might be mistaken for the front woman of the festival’s main act. Elevate the cool factor even higher with a unique ball cap and on-trend round, mirrored sunglasses. No purse? No problem — forgoing a dress or skirt means you can keep your essentials in pockets. Add some flashy bangles and a beaded necklace to keep all eyes on you.
Go for classic festival style with a late ‘60s-early ‘70s inspired floral mini dress and sunglasses with funky colored lenses. Whether new or vintage, an outfit with bright colors and interesting prints will make you stand out from the crowd. Shade can be tough to find at a festival, so bring the hippie vibe into this decade with a wide-brimmed floppy hat that protects your skin from the bright sun.