Summer Music Festival Must-Haves Shopping Guide

After more than two years of canceled music festivals, Angelenos are rare to go where the summer heat and beats take them. This year, major music fests like Coachella, Stagecoach, Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza, and more are back. In the case of the first two, festival organizers dropped requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations, negative tests, and masks. And more are following suit.

As festival vibes come at us at full speed, some of us may not be equipped for the adventure after the pandemic inspired us to sell everything except our sweats and Peloton. So we put together a music festival shopping guide featuring some of our fave LA brands. From dresses and fanny packs to hydration mixers and hats, ahead find everything you’ll need for some phenomenal photo dumps when the weekend wraps.

Bags

Lola Backpacks Vibe Recycled Nylon Moonbeam Bum Bag

Some things never go out of style, and others do but they come back eventually. The Vibe collection’s Recycled Nylon Moonbeam Bum Bag features a bubblegum pink matte nylon lining and a swimsuit-derived mesh slide pocket with a cheeky “ID” patch. Its super cute half moon shape makes it easy and comfortable to wear anytime, from running your weekend errands to a festival or boozy brunch.
shop: Lola Backpacks vibe recycled nylon moonbeam bum bag$36

Patagonia Atom Sling Bag 8L

Patagonia’s based in Ventura but honestly, it’s close enough to LA and it’s one of the world’s most eco-conscious brands hence why it made the list. The brand’s Atom Sling Bag 8L is perfect whether you’re on a bike, in boots, or catching the next set. The take-it-everywhere 8-liter sling pack has enough storage to keep your daily essentials nearby with a close-carrying fit and organization. Plus, it’s fair trade certified sewn. Check out our favorite colors canyon hike: saffron or pampas tan.
shop: Patagonia Atom sling bag 8L$59

Staud Corded Bag

More a backpack festival? Cult-favorite Staud’s Corda bag is an oversized tote with cotton roping, a linen lining, and a knotted leather shoulder strap – chic enough for pics and practical enough to store your SPF, H2O, snacks, and more.
shop: Staud corded bag$350

Clothing

Anine Bing Lesly One Piece

Wear a one-piece swimsuit and denim shorts, and call it a day. The Lesly one piece is a figure-flattering swimsuit cut for a close, second-skin fit with a cheeky back. It features an asymmetrical cutout neckline, accented with an all-over Anine Bing monogram print, and is finished with a gold-tone swan closure at the back neckline.
shop: Anine Bing Lesly one piece$189

Donni Silk Everything Scarf

Don’t want to overpack? Take Donni’s Silk Everything scarf along for the ride. This breezy, luxe double-layered triangular silk scarf can be worn in a number of ways including around your neck, on your head, as a top, or as a face covering.
shop: Donni Silk everything scarfon sale $62

Knorts Knit Denim Halter Vest

Channeling your inner Y2K Britney and Justin seems like an appropriate mindset to have before any music festival. Knorts Knit Denim’s halter vest is knit by hand on a loom right here in the City of Angels. The edgy vintage sleeveless halter top is made from indigo – 95% cotton and 5% lycra – giving you room to groove when your favorite song comes on.
shop: Knorts Knit Denim halter vest$225

L*Space Nico Dress

Comfy meets cute with L*Space’s midi Nico dress, crafted with a super soft ribbed tencel blend. It features a keyhole twist front, V-neck, and modest side slit. We want one in every color.
shop: L*Space Nico dress$121

Misa Alana Dress

Made in LA, Misa’s Alana dress is a flowing high-low maxi silhouette handcrafted in a patchwork print chiffon. The top is partially lined at the bust and features a split neckline with the brand’s signature petal string ties, short ruffled sleeves, and ruffle details on the waist. Self-tie strings at the waist allow the waistband can be adjusted to a loose or tighter fit.
shop: Misa Alana dress$480

Mass Joanna Break

This LA-made Joanna romper is cut from a delicate cotton eyelet fabric and features a spread collar, a double-lined covered button front bodice, and semi-sheer three-quarter puff sleeves. We expect this free-spirited style will take you from spring to summer and beyond.
shop: Mass Joanna break up$390

Staud Etta Dress

The Etta dress, which you may have seen on the label’s Spring ’22 runway, is Staud’s new compact knit mini that features ostrich feathers and raffia fringe details at the neckline and hem. It’s for those festival nights when you need a little more flare.
shop: Staud Etta dress$345

Hats

Aquarius Cocktail Cherry #30

Keep your hair from frying and flying with Aquarius Cocktail’s Cherry #30 bucket hat made from hand-picked vintage towels which make each one unique. It’s lined with Japanese cotton remnants from the collection and trimmed with sporty ribbon. Plus, the label inside can be removed for reversible wear.
Shop: Aquarius Cocktail Cherry #30, $295

Janessa Leone Paxton

Stay shady in Janessa Leone’s Pacton, a fedora made with bleached Panamanian straw transformed into a structured, western-styled shape. It features a thin, tonal leather band, and the brand’s signature gold screw closure.
Shop: Janessa Leone Paxton, $357

hydration

Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier Pina Colada One-Time

This hydration multiplier from Liquid IV doesn’t taste like cold medicine, which is our first criteria for hydration powder. The non-GMO electrolyte drink mix is ​​powered by the brand’s cellular transport technology to hydrate faster and more efficiently than water alone. Each of the 16 sticks contains three times the electrolytes of traditional sports drinks and five essential vitamins.
shop: Liquid IV hydration multiplier pina colada one-time$24.47

Jewelry

Dylanlex Phineas

The Phineas necklace is LA-based Dylanlex’s bold take on jewelry that empowers. Designed for the boho lover, this statement necklace features 18K gold plating, handmade Dylan Lex coins, and Swarovski crystals.
Shop: Dylanlex Phineas, $820

Shoes

Hoka Corner 3

If you aren’t already aware, Hoka makes some of the most cushiony kicks around. The brand was founded in France but was purchased by Deckers, which is based on Goleta, which is close enough for us to add Hoka to this list. The brand’s Rincon 3s were designed with ultralight and responsive signature foam for long days of dancing, walking, and relaxing. And did we mention they’re vegan?
Shop: Hoka Rincon 3, $120

Teva Hurricane Verge

Teva’s another one of Deckers’ brands. Its Hurricane Verge is a must-have for keeping your feet comfortable while dancing the daylight away. With extra padding and quick-dry mesh, these sandals are vegan, made with recycled materials, and are one of Teva’s most versatile styles. Also, the TevaForever recycling program accepts any style of your well-loved Teva sandals to be recycled so they never see a landfill. Does it get any cooler?
Shop: Teva Hurricane Verge, $80

Toms Mallow Crossover

Venice-based Toms really came through for festival season. The brand’s Mallow Crossover slide brings supersized proportions, a gradient color pop sole, and white puffy padded uppers to a water-friendly silhouette – making them one of the comfiest criss-cross slides you’ll ever wear.
shop: Toms Mallow crossover$54.95

Sunglasses

Dezi 6ft

From mega-influencer Desi Perkins’ Dezi label, these extra detailed acetate and metal angular aviators have everything your peepers will need while playing around in the glaring sun, including handmade cellulose acetate temples and brow bar, CR39 lenses, and 100% UVA/UVB protection.
Shop: Dezi 6ft, $85

other

Camp Beverly Hills Franklin Canyon Towel

Camp Beverly Hills launched on Rodeo Drive in the late ’70s and became a pop-culture sensation. This limited edition towel, perfect for lounging on the grass, is part of a Fred Segal-exclusive capsule, which reimagines the first Camp Beverly Hills collection of soft, washed, and lovingly worn tees and sweats, and summer must-have accessories. And did we mention that the towel is made in the good ol’ US of A?
shop: Camp Beverly Hills Franklin Canyon towel$98

Emily Rae Rose Floral Cotton Face Mask

Ditch your plastic mask and let Los Angeles-based Emily Rae Rose upgrade you with a cotton one. The brand’s lovely multicolor floral cotton face mask is made in LA and features adjustable straps for a great fit and comfort. It also has an interior slip to insert your own filter for maximum protection.
shop: Emily Rae Rose floral cotton face mask, $35

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