Festival season is here, and dressing for it need not be dowdy or uncomfortable, despite its challenges. Practical yet elegant fashion staples are key. Start with a loose-fitting maxi dress – a neutral palate that’s on-trend and designed for all-day wear. Build on this with a wide-brimmed hat and bold, statement-making jewelry. Finish the look with a cross-body bag that allows for hands-free dancing and a pair of metallic flat sandals sure to keep you strutting fashionably down the lakeshore all summer long.
Hat by Jessica Simpson in black and tan, $29.40 at Macy’s. Necklace in cream and gold chevron, $15.95 at Element Style. Necklace in black and gold, $25 at Fred Boutique. Cuff bracelet in gold, $32 at Unique in Delafield. Ashley dress by Rachel Zoe in black, $695 at Faye’s. Purse by Miztique in orange and gold, $53 at Fred Boutique. Archer sandals by DV by Dolce Vita in bright blue, $69 at Macy’s. Gold ring by J. Fein Designs, $32 at Salamander Boutique. A Sacrifice to Sophistication sunglasses by Paul Frank in tortoise, $189 at Metro Eye.
Photo by Adam Ryan Morris. Model: Erin Nycz (Modelogic [Wilhelmina] Midwest). Hair/Makeup: Dani Christen (Neroli Salon & Spa).
The summer sun is one of the best reasons to attend festivals, but not without the right protection against its harmful rays. We recommend an organic moisturizing sunscreen for your body and face with SPF 30 by Coola ($30.00 and $32.00 respectively), as well Hydratint by Laura Mercier in Mocha Tint ($26.00) for a touch of color. But if it’s the all-over tan you’re after, we recommend a self-tanning sunscreen with SPF 15 by Whish ($34.00). All products are available at Blush (249 North Water Street, 414-272-1718)