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Among the many outdoor events warm weather brings, beach-front music festivals might be our favorite. They have all the necessary elements for a perfect day in the sand—fresh Gulf seafood, crisp ice-cold beer, gorgeous ocean views and, of course, non-stop music.
Whether a country-star-studded event—like the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, FL with headliners including: Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Lynyrd Skynyrd—is your pace, or if you prefer a lineup with mashup of musical styles—such as what you’ll find at the The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL with artists like The Alabama Shakes and The Weeknd—you’ll want to be dressed for both the sun and the scene.
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Lightweight Dress—Breezy fabric is key for staying cool during all-day outdoor events. We love an off-the-shoulder style which feels fashion-forward, free-spirited, and just right for surf-side concerts. Free People Most Beautiful Midi, $198; zappos.com
Funky Sunglasses—Don’t forget the shades! We like this over-sized angular version that provides maximum coverage and makes a statement. Le Specs Savanna, $59; zappos.com
Colorful Swimsuit—You’ll want to be water-ready at the drop of a, well, coverup. Throw on under wide-legged linen pants for a totally different look that easily transitions from walking on the beach to lounging in the sand. La Blanca Garden Mosaic Mio One-Piece, $129; zappos.com
Raffia Crossbody—Just large enough to stash the essentials—phone, SPF stick, and credit cards—this colorful shell-clad pouch won’t get in your way when you’re swaying to the music. Hat Attack Seashell Clutch/Crossbody, $95; zappos.com
Bohemian Lace-Up Sandals—A coral pedicure is the perfect pairing for these embellished sandals. Steve Madden Shaney, $69.95; zappos.com
Linen Hat—This hardworking accessory does double duty by both adding an extra layer of sun protection and laid-back vibe to your look. LAUREN Ralph Lauren Linen Capri Fedora, $50; zappos.com