What To Pack For Pitchfork!

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Pitchfork Music Festival is one that I have yet to experience, and I couldn’t be more excited to make the trip to Chicago next week and finally get the chance to be a part of it! 

I have only heard good things about Chicago, and some of the local store girls sent me over quite the list of cool places/areas I should check out. (Shout out to you guys for being so helpful! Thank you!)

There have been a few items on my mind that I can’t wait to take a long with me. When going to cover festivals, I normally have to carry a lot of things around with me. Camera, multiple lenses, chargers…it adds up pretty quickly, so I always try to make sure that I will be extra comfortable in my outfit choices. Comfortable shoes are key! Especially when you are on your feet most of the day.

bag and stuff

pitchfork checklist

dress for pitchfork

I love t-shirt dresses, so the Keep Me Tee Dress is for sure coming with me. I like the way a light shirt or jacket looks tied around the waist, and this always comes in handy if it starts to get cooler in the evening!

Get The Look: Oversized Classic ButtondownKeep Me Tee DressBao Ankle BootSienna CrossbodyDreamer Stone PendantSoft Suede Mixed Cuff

shorts for pitchfork

I’ve had my eye on this backpack for a while now. If anyone knows me, they know I love a little bit of fringe, and this is the perfect size for carrying around a festival. It’s not so big that it becomes annoying, but large enough to hold all of the essentials!

Get The Look: Tabby Cat Mock NeckNick Board Short, Rochelle Backpack, Traditional Tuareg Collar, Everything Went West Sandal

skirt for pitchfork

One of the things I love about festivals is the excuse it gives you to spend some time in the sunshine! I like wearing strapless tops so that I don’t get tan lines on my shoulders. My style is more tomboy than girly, so adding in a baseball cap and boots to this look keeps it cool and relaxed.

Get The Look: Crochet Hem Tube, Lax Floral Print Skirt, Ajax Laceback BootGoleta Leather Baseball, Amun Necklace

pitchfork outfit

Who else is going to Pitchfork? If you have any suggestions on cool things to check out in Chicago, I’d love to hear them!

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Juliette Laura -July 14, 2014, 11:49AM

Ugh, wish I was going…

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Mel -July 14, 2014, 4:20PM

I’ll be there! If you arrive in town early, stop by and see us at our Wicker Park store. :) There are tons of other cute shops in the area, plus amazing food. Definitely check out Antique Taco! For some fun after Pitchfork, there will be some cool after shows and artist parties at the Empty Bottle, Lincoln Hall, and the Bedford.

Your outfit selections are beautiful. I’d love to meet you while you’re here, but either way, have fun! <3

fp jana -July 14, 2014, 5:47PM

Thanks for the Tips, Mel! Those all sound great :) Hopefully we can pop into the store while we are there…thanks for lookin’ out!

Dannica -July 14, 2014, 7:27PM

What a wonderful list! However, they probably won’t let you take your granola bars into the festival–the guards can be a bit crazy about people bringing food in. The year that Animal Collective headlined, I brought in a pack of glowsticks to make crowns with, and one of the guards almost made me throw them away upon entering the festival gates because he thought they were food! Wonderful outfit selections–I picked up the Tabby Cat Mock Neck to wear one of the days, as well.

Real Estate will be headlining an after-show at Lincoln Hall on Saturday night. Pitchfork will be filming it, it should be very fun!

See you there–and, make sure to have some of the vegan ice cream to cool down. Delicious!

annie -July 15, 2014, 5:42PM

yay, can’t wait! i want everyone lovely someone who sees this to know that there absolutely is a LOST-AND-FOUND at pitchfork music fest! lost items get turned over to the box office, so if you happen to lose your phone/camera/ID/passport/whatever, PLEASE come to the box office and see if maybe, just maybe, someone dropped it off! and check back more than once–you never know if/when something might turn up! (most people don’t realize there is a lost-and-found, so i just wanted to get the word out :-) …. sorry for the capital letters!) <3

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