What to Wear to HARD Summer

It's time! Ah yes. The trap & bass runs vigorously through your veins. The pulse of the music beats through your body. The crowd is jumping up & down from the start of the set to the finish. It's only 8 p.m. We have until 11 p.m. A solid 12 hours in total. Everyone is hyped. This is HARD Summer.

So what would I wear? 

What I'd Wear to a Rave (HARD Summer)

I'd wear this. I would rock this look from head to toe. I'm heading to HARD Summer in August. I went last year with the boyfriend, so I have a good idea of what to expect. Let me do some explaining.

It's going to be hot 

The festival doors open at 11 a.m & end at 11 p.m., so you'll be spending many hours in the sun. With that said I always load up on sunscreen as well as some lip balm to stay as safe as can be. Sunglasses are a must! The sweltering heat is caused by the hot California summer sun, but it's also due to the crowd. A light kimono helps as well. 

There are masses of people 

This is another reason to dress less. Everyone is heaped together. Walking. Dancing. Moving. Twerking. A light, flowy crop top is the way to go. It's not tight or sticking to my body. Pair it with Bart Simpson shorts or hat (my favorite television character).

Party, party, party

Since the stages are absolutely packed & kids are moving about frantically, I commit to wearing close toed shoes. No cute white ASOS platforms for me unless I want a broken toe & a rolled ankle. I wanna dance. I wanna get to the front row, so sneakers are necessary. Plus, I'm on my feet for 12 hours give or take. I don't want to carry a purse.

I'll opt for a small wristlet to keep my phone, ID, tickets, & money in. I want to be able to stash it in my pocket or put it on my wrist without the risk of losing my valuables. I'll go for dainty jewelry to accessorize my look. I'll wear a few light rings paired with a simple necklace.

Check out my interviews with some of the HARD Summer 2014 performers:
Are you heading to any music festivals? What's your must have item?  :]

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40 comments

  1. I love that lilac crop top, so pretty! The Bart Simpson shorts too.. outta this world.

    Meg xo
    Meg Says | UK Health & Beauty Blog

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    1. The Bart Simpson shorts are my fave! :]

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  2. Very reasonable way of picking your outfit. I am with you an wearing what you most feel comfortable with -That is your style. Instead of following the crowd. I like that. Very cute pieces you have on your board. All lovely!

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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    1. Yeah, just wanna be me & be comfy for a long weekend of fun. :]

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  3. I love your raffle cropped top pick! I haven't found a crop top that I really like but this one could be the one I was looking for! Thanks for some of the tips! They are actually helpful :)))

    http://www.vonvogue.com/
    New Post: Blue Piece
    xx, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

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    1. I don't own one like it either, but I love the ruffle as well. :]

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  4. I think you did a really great job on creating this rave outfit! I am totally loving that top- the color is the prettiest!
    This was a really gerat and entertaining post, I bet you will have tons of fun at the concert! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. Thanks. I know I'll have way too much fun. Hehehe. :]

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  5. Great choice. Love the jewelry and sunglasses are great.

    Fabulous 30s

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    1. Can't go wrong with dainty jewelry. :]

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  6. cute collage. have a great weekend
    x

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  7. I love this rave look! Love your blog :)

    Susie xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Susie. :]

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  8. Wow those are the most awesome shorts I've ever seen! This is a great rave look :)

    http://trapblonde.wordpress.com

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    1. I know right? Bart Simpson is the best thing since sliced bread. :]

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  9. Those Bart jean shorts are EVERYTHING!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! NEED those!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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    1. Bart Simpson anything is EVERYTHING. :D

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  10. Hello lovely, I've just came across your blog and it's awesome!

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post - love the purple top, so pretty!

    I have a new outfit post up on my blog, would love to know your thoughts :)

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxoxox

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    1. Thank for reading, Helen! Your blog is cool. :]

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  11. I want that strawberry bracelet, so cute!

    xo,
    Jamie

    http://inspirationlush.com/

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    1. I like any fruit related fashion piece. Hehe. :]

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  12. I always say go with what your style is and what is comfortable to you. You don't really enjoy yourself, one if you don't think you look good, and two, if you're not comfortable in what you are wearing. I love those boots! And the shell necklace! Going to have to look into getting the shoes. lol.

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    1. So true. I'd end up uncomfortable & self-conscious. The shoes are Keds. :]

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  13. The high waist shorts and cami vest are perfect for a summer festival. I like these super cute hightops too :))
    Do you want to follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Lu, www.balgarka.co.uk

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  14. Love that outfit! So cute!

    xo,
    Katie & Kelly
    www.thepinkpralines.com

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  15. That bracelet is just so darling!
    I had no idea that people still go to raves. :-)
    Cheers!
    www.ChicAndAlluring.com

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  16. cute set, like how you took into consideration the comfort of the outfit given the event too.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  17. I'm not a raver, but I can totally see myself wearing an outfit like this. Awesome picks!

    -Helen Grace

    Sweet Helen Grace

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    1. I don't really rave either, so that's why this more reflects my personality. :]

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  18. love this summery outfit! absolutely beautiful!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  19. Pretty cool look! I hope we'll have good weather on the end of july where I'll be going to a festival ;)
    xx

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  20. i love the high waisted bart Simpson short! The items are all beautiful!

    x

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  21. Omg, I fall in love with your blog, such a good posts!

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  22. That strawberry bracelet is so cute!
    Anna, http://collectionsofimperfections.blogspot.com/ xxx

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  23. That crop top is gorgeous and those Bart Simpson shorts are so cool! Great post :)

    http://anotherfashionfanatic.blogspot.co.uk/

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