The weekend that many Edmontonians looks forward to each year is now in full swing and us fashion conscience are once again wondering, what to wear? The Edmonton Folk Music Festival has unique challenges when it comes to style. First off, that hill is just impossible. No way can anyone wear heels! Every once and a while you spot a rookie Folkie teetering on unstable platforms, grasping for nearby friends, while trying to juggle a backpack, a water bottle (probably filled with more than just water), and a plate-full of green onion cakes. Meanwhile, all of us observers are sitting comfortably in Birkenstocks and Vans, laughing and declaring, "I remember my first Folk Fest!"
So what do we pair with our cute but sensible flats? I can tell you this much: I am not one to embrace the bohemian festival ensemble that seems to be a go-to for most long-haired girls (complete with leather headbands, of course).
One can't go wrong with cut offs and nautical stripes, often coinciding with a denim jacket stowed in your leather backpack for when the sun starts to set. Another good choice: flowing linen and/or silk trousers with a minimalist cami and an oversized sun hat.
Any look can be just as at home on 124 street as it is on Gallagher hill. Just be sure that you are confident and practical in your choices (and of course, wear layers), and you'll look amazing.
For a variety of festival looks that I am loving take a peek at my Pinterest board.