This past weekend was Forecastle, our favorite music festival. Maybe it's our fave because it's practically in our backyard in Louisville, but also because it happens to be amazingly well-organized, friendly for families and adults. Seriously, what other festival has a bourbon lodge? Even Rolling Stone has included it in its “31 Coolest Tours and Festivals of 2012." This year's lineup included Houndmouth (who have been making the late night talk show rounds), The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers... I could go on all day. Well, 3 days. In addition to killer music to keep us entertained, there is always fun music festival fashion to delight our eyes.
We noticed a moccasin trend (there were tons, from booties to tall boots with shorts), jean shorts, and summer hats in every style. Sunglasses were an absolute necessity. And can you say "hot and steamy?" Comfort and hydration are always music festival fashion staples and the coolest accessory was a camelback (free refills, baby).
And although a maxi dress can be dressed up or down, you might ask why sport a maxi dress when it's so hot? It's the ultimate do-it-all! It's a dress, it's a bug-blocker, it's a towel when you sit down, but wait... it's a booty hider when you sit cross-legged or dance all night long. Could you ask any more from a simple dress or skirt?
Hope to see you next year at our Forecastle, our favorite music festival - yes, we're biased - but Rolling Stone isn't, and here's their review. Check it out!