how to dress for a real beach party

bling it up

by nylon

Dressing for a music festival is hard. Sure, you want to catch the eye of a street style photographer and end up on your favorite site, but you also want to be comfortable. Since most festivals take place in the summer, layering is key—but not too much. (There aren’t enough hands to hold it all!) While down at Hangout Fest in Alabama—you know, the one on a real beach—we asked the folks to relay the secret to dressing for a festival as unique as this one. Target and Forever 21 were popular choices, as were bathing suits and cutoffs. And when all else fails, bling it up.