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Your Summer Festival Guide

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Festival season is upon us! Along with a handy list of the Northwest's biggest summer music festivals, we have some style suggestions to inspire your 2017 summerfest wardrobe.

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June 30 - July 4 . . . Waterfront Blues Festival . . . Portland, OR
July 7 - 9 . . . Oregon Country Fair . . . Veneta, OR
July 13 - 16 . . . Northwest String Summit . . . North Plains, OR
July 21 - 23 . . . Capitol Hill Block Party . . . Seattle, WA
August 3 - 6 . . . Pickathon . . . Happy Valley, OR
August 4 - 6 . . . Oregon Jamboree . . . Sweet Home, OR
August 10 - 13 . . . Summer Meltdown . . . Darrington, WA
August 26 - 27 . . . MusicFestNW . . . Portland, OR
September 1 - 3 . . . Bumbershoot . . . Seattle, WA
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Now, what to wear? It's all in the accessories! Whether you sport shorts, a romper, or a long flowy dress, the add-on pieces are what give your look a personal touch that speaks to your style.

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A hat is a must for an outdoor festival. Go for a wide brim during the day, and then switch to a lower profile brim in the evening hours.

From top right: Reese sparkly cowgirl, Cathy striped straw, Dolly raffia cowgirl, Stevie wide brim sunhat
photo credit: @katehudson
Clockwise from top left: Josie wide brim fedora, the classic panama hat, Haley crocheted raffia fedora, Helen straw cloche 
photo credit: @babiolesdezoe
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If you need a break from the hat, headbands are the perfect thing to combat hat hair. If you're going for braids, try intertwining the headband into the braid. We fell into the rabbit hole on Pinterest finding different ways to style a headband into your hairstyle - so clever!

Clockwise from top left: Lottie printed headband, Roses floral crown, Ally multi-wear headwraps
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A daypack to carry snacks, sunscreen and extra water will be essential for wandering away from camp . A smaller crossbody bag can hold the necessities as you travel from stage to stage.

Suede crossbody bag with tassel, block printed tote bag, Traveler backpack, block printed crossbody bag
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Pack a few wraps and scarves to carry your look from day into evening. They add a bit of texture and interest to your look, and they'll keep you from getting chilly after the sun goes down.

Clockwise from top right: Birdie eternity scarf, sheer stripe shrug, Lacy lace trimmed wrap, floral kerchiefs
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