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Shopping & Style

July 8 2014

B.C. Summer Music Festival Fashion Guide

Pemberton Music Festival

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Distressed cut off denim shorts available at Ego Closet

Pemberton music festival is coming back after a five-year hiatus showcasing world-class headlining acts for three days in Pemberton Valley. This is one of the most highly anticipated events of summer and the perfect opportunity to show off your fashion sense. Nouvelle Nouvelle (209 Abbott St) carries hip options like vintage denim overalls, printed shorts for men, and chic leather backpacks by Vancouver-based, Ora Bags. Ladies, check out Mi Kemistry (221 Abbott St) for affordable tank tops and Ego Closet (486 W. Cordova St) for cut off denim shorts and crop tops. If you plan on camping, stop by Sharks + Hammers (54 Alexander St) to pick up a few camping essentials by Polar.

Center of Gravity

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Stussy’s 2014 Summer Collection available at Stussy Vancouver

Center of Gravity is known as Canada’s hottest beach festival bringing adrenaline-fueled sports and live music to the shores of Okanagan lake and Kelowna City Park. Sports, music, and sandy beaches means you’ll want to stock up on swimwear and athletic attire. Menu Skateboard Shop (114 Water St) carries skateboard essentials including limited edition decks, Red Dragon apparel and an entire wall of Herschel Supply bags. Hitz Boutique (316 W. Cordova St) offers fun T-shirts and surfwear all year round, while Army & Navy (36 W. Cordova St) has affordable swim shorts, bikinis and beach equipment. If you like tropical prints, shop Stussy’s (49 Powell St) latest summer collection.

Squamish Music Festival

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Altru tank tops available at Tees.ca

Squamish music festival showcases both indie and mainstream artists surrounded by breathtaking forests and mountains on Centennial Fields. It can get quite hot at the festival site, so make sure you pack sweat-friendly clothing. Bring Californian fashion to Squamish with tank tops by Los Angeles based line, Altru – found at Tees.ca (227 Abbott St). The Men’s & Unisex location of Community Thrift & Vintage (42 W. Cordova) carries affordable cut off denim shorts and a wide selection of vintage tees. Ladies, if you’re looking for breezy summer dresses and crop tops, head to Tait Boutique (330 W. Cordova St).

Shambhala Music Festival

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Spirit hoods and light reactive body paint available at Why Knot’s Curiosities

Heading to Shambhala? The three-day electronic dance music festival is set in Salmo River Ranch in a beautiful farm and forest tucked away in Southern B.C. Feel free take creative liberties with your outfits! Shambhala welcomes rave wear and bold boho fashion of all varieties. Why Knot’s Curiosities (319 Cambie St) is a must-visit for spirit hoods, light reactive makeup and body paint, ultraviolet glow bubbles, and furry boot covers.

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