What to wear to Calgary's Folk Festival

Your Folk Festival fashion inspiration

Fringe, prints, and a little lace

There's nothing better than summer in the city! One of the events we love is the annual Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince's Island Park July 26-29. Sunshine, good music, and fun fashion? Yes please!

We love festival fashion because it leaves a little more wiggle room to try out different statement styles you normally wouldn’t wear. Think fringe, bright prints, and cute accessories. Lucky for you (and us!), we have quite a few festival-ready options in store right now.

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Our dos and don'ts for festival fashion

Although you want to make a statement with your Folk Fest fashion, you probably also want a laid-back look for lounging in the sun. You need something that is cute and comfy as you alternate from your picnic blanket and dancing in the grass. We can help you find that perfect balance!

Do: Mix and match colours, textures, and prints in ways you might not normally try.

Don't: Go overboard with the statement pieces. Choose a focus for your festival outfit and stick with it.

Do: Have fun with your fashion!

Don't: Forget about comfort. Festivals typically include a lot of time on your feet. You will want to wear some comfortable dancing shoes.

Do: Consider the weather. Should you bring layers?

Don't: Over pack or over dress for the weather. Who wants to cart around extra layers all day when you should be dancing worry-free?

Folk Festival Fashion inspiration

Working within our above advice, we put together three outfit ideas from items on trend and in store to inspire your folk festival fashion! Let's have a little fun with feminine lace, bold prints, and classic denim.

Feeling feminine in lace

This Odd Molly lace dress is perfect for both dancing and lounging. The ruffled shoulders are extra feminine, but the entire piece leaves lots of room for movement. Plus, light neutral colours like this cream will help keep you cool in the summer sun.

We think Chan Luu adds a little something extra to every outfit, so our model is wearing a Chan Luu bracelet as well. Love!

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Mix and match denim

We absolutely love this Generation Love denim jacket. You will want every excuse you can get to throw it on over your summer outfits for years to come. Everyone needs a go-to festival piece, right? This is what we mean by choose a statement and stick with it!

This pink accented denim goes perfectly with so many other styles in our store. Our model paired it with a bright pink NIKIBIKI tank and classic white CAMBIO jeans, so the funky jacket remains the focus.

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Bold prints

Festival season is free for experimenting with bright colours and bold prints. This Odd Molly dress does both—and it’s just so cute! The fun print hangs beautifully and feels super lightweight. Now, what dancing shoes will you pair with it?

If we don’t have this exact one in store when you visit us, ask us to find you something similar to steal the show at Calgary's Folk Festival.

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Maybe you already have a dress that looks like one of these but want to refresh the outfit with some new funky accessories fit for Folk Fest. Visit us to see how we can help! Who will we see at Prince’s Island Park July 26-29?

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