Sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman

Sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman

How to Dress (Sustainably) for a Music Festival

Governor's Music Festival sustainable clothing

, on June 7th, 8th and 9th, isn’t actually on Governor’s Island this year, but I’ll let that slide.

The lineup looks smashing: Kings of Leon, Grizzly Bear, The XX, Feist, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Thievery Corporation, Alt-J, Icona Pop, St. Lucia–I honestly don’t need to keep going, but there are plenty more. I have a feeling I’m going to be sprinting from stage to stage after just two songs at each.

Plus, food options have been announced, and they include some of my sustainable favorites, like Mexicue, Bareburger, Brooklyn Soda Works, CoolhausRickshaw Dumpling Bar and more.

Finally, just like last year, they’ll have a station for refilling your water bottle for free, courtesy of Camelbak, so bring your reusable water bottle, y’all.

This level of awesome music deserves an equally awesome outfit. So I’ve pulled in all the essentials you need to outfit yourself for three days of music, beer, sunshine and madness. Of course, it’s all either sustainably made, locally-made, vegan, vintage, fair trade or charitable.


Things to know about music festivals: 1. All purses and bags should be strictly hands free. You can’t throw your hands up in the air and spin in ecstatic circles when you have a purse over your shoulder. 2. Bikini tops are totally appropriate. 3. Shoes should be attractive, yet comfortable and not easily stained by mud, beer, etc. 4. A hippie vibe is welcome–just don’t go overboard.

For Friday we’re doing a dress that you can wear to the office in the morning before catching the ferry out to the island in time for the first noon performance.

Governor's Music Festival Outfit Sustainable

Overlap dress by Upstate, hand-dyed in Brooklyn, at Kaight for $378;  Crie de Coeur vegan Bronwyn basketweave wedge, $160; Wanderlust cuff by Bingbang, handmade in NYC, $90; Cleobella Remi fringe bag, handmade in Bali with leftovers going to charity, $356;  Dubai sunglasses in honey by Modo, made from 95% recycled plastic, $160; Eau Good water bottle by Black + Blum, $20.


The weekend is in full swing, so dress appropriately. And by that, I mean inappropriately, you sexy thing, you.

Governor's Music Festival sustainable clothing

Happy Cow hip bag from guilt-free, scrap leather, $78; Wildfox American flag swimsuit, made in the U.S.A., $214; high waist, vintage, custom-made shorts from Georgia, $20; Nisolo delicias sandals, made by artisans in Peru, $88; Schwood Oswald sunglasses, made in Portland from sustainably-sourced rosewood and maple, $275; Vapur fold-up water bottle, with carabiner to snap it on your hip bag, $6.99.


Day three is here–still alive? Good, I knew you’d make it through. Today is easy and breezy.

governor's ball sustainable clothing

Big Star Keira dress, made with eco-friendly processes in L.A., $68; Oursin necklace, eco-friendly materials, made in France, $165; recycled canvas backpack by Baggu, $35; Kasba flats by Giraffe Walk, handmade in New York City, $185; Orange Revolution sunglasses, handmade in Japan, donates $10 to Reporters Without Borders, $165; Bobble filtered water bottle, $9.99.

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