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Five fab festival fashion trends

Going to a music fest this summer? Here are five fashion trends that will keep you cool and comfortable – even in the mosh pit!

Roots Village Pack $98

Roots pack

orange tights

Zara trousers

Urban Outfitters $30

Urban Outfitters straw hat

Going to a music fest this summer? Here are five fashion trends that will keep you cool and comfortable – even in the mosh pit!

Take your lead from the crowds that had Quebec City pumping at the Festival D’Ete. Aside from Metallica t-shirts (pronounced Meta-lee-ka, FYI) being sported by seven- to seventy-year-olds these were the top trends on show throughout over 200 rap, metal, reggae and world music performances:

1. Bright pants: Available in every colour of the rainbow, bright pants are light and summery but more stain-friendly than neutrals.
Ankle-cropped trousers, $40, Zara.

2. BIG hats
There’s no time for bad hair days when it comes to festivals. A floppy wide-brimmed hat will also help keep you from sunstroke when you’re taking in back-to-back music outdoors. Just hold on tight while you’re headbanging.
Basic straw floppy hat, $30, Urban Outfitters.

3. Mixed prints
You can’t go wrong with this trend: the more the merrier. Patterns easily camouflage dirt patches and this anything-goes approach can help you pack lighter!

4. Fanny packs
You might find some people sporting the nylon 1980s version, but fanny packs have evolved. They look cool and keep your arms free so you can “put your hands up in the air” and “jump around” whenever the moment takes you. (Likely very frequently.)
Village pack, $98, Roots.

5. Bare feet
This might not be for everyone (the Glastonbury-goer in me can’t believe I’m suggesting this) but in a city as clean as Quebec, or in Monteal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau where Oshega will be rocking this week, it’s worth giving it a try. Nothing completes the hippy-boho look better than natural, free dancing feet. Toe rings optional.

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