Music Festival Style with NEON Toronto

Music Festival Style with NEON Toronto

Thank you NEON Toronto for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

I’ve always had a thing for music festivals. I love that there’s so much more going on than just the music – everything from the effort people put into their outfits to the cool activities to the unique food vendors!

For me, the best part of going to music festivals is dressing up. When I used to go to Warped Tour and Riot Fest (which both sadly do not stop in Toronto anymore), I would plan my outfits months ahead of time. When I found out I was going to Osheaga last year, I planned my outfits almost a year in advance!

NEON Toronto sent me off to Budlight Dreams Festival last weekend with a few new outfit pieces, and I had a blast. I’d never been to an EDM festival or rave before and I was pretty nervous about it, but it was just like any other music festival I’d been to. Here’s a little photo diary featuring the outfits I wore on both days!

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Day One

Budlight Dreams Festival

Budlight Dreams Festival

Budlight Dreams Festival

Dress: Billabong c/o NEON Toronto
Shoes: c/o Converse
Backpack: Fjallraven c/o NEON Toronto

Since I’d never been to anything like Budlight Dreams before, I wasn’t sure how to dress for it, so I decided to just go with my own style. Even if I didn’t fit in with everyone else, I was happy to express myself the way I wanted to!

While shopping at NEON, I came across this pretty floral number from Billabong. I wasn’t sure if it would look good on me and I probably revisited it at least five times before I finally tried it on, but I ended up loving it! I also fell in love with this super cute backpack from Fjallraven, and it was a perfect match for the dress. I paired the outfit with my trusty white Chucks – it’s always important to be comfy at music festivals!

Budlight Dreams Festival

Getting into the festival was pretty intense with all the pouring rain, endless lines, venue temporarily shutting down, and arguing with the woman at the box office. By the time we got in, it was pretty late, but we made the best of it and enjoyed ourselves.

Outfit Two

Budlight Dreams Festival

Top: O-Mighty
Shorts: Levi’s c/o NEON Toronto
Shoes: c/o Converse
Backpack: Fjallraven c/o NEON Toronto

I’ve had this halter top lying around in my closet forever, and I thought it was about time to wear it out. Plus, the red writing on it matched the red writing on my backpack! I’ve been looking for the perfect Levi’s shorts literally everywhere, and I really like this pair from NEON. I jazzed up the look with a pair of translucent red sunnies and wore my Chucks again.

Budlight Dreams Festival

Budlight Dreams Festival

We had much better luck on the second day and enjoyed the full experience of the festival. There were great food vendors, fun activities (Adam KOed me in the inflatable wrestling ring), and lots of sunshine. Despite the fact that neither of us really listen to EDM (I only know all the popular songs), Adam and I had a great time at the festival.

Budlight Dreams Festival

Thank you so much to NEON Toronto for dressing me up and sending me to Budlight Dreams!

You can get 15% off your purchase at NEON’s Queen and Spadina location in Toronto by showing the discount code “DOATG-15-TO” until this Friday, July 21st at midnight. Happy shopping!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on summer outfit ideas featuring Converse.

Photos by Adam G.

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  • The music festival sounds like fun! Love your outfits. So cute! And that pink backpack!!

  • Victoria Stacey

    It looked liked a great festival! Your outfits were awesome 😀

  • Britt K

    Love the outfits – you look great! Glad that you had a great time at the music festival!
    Britt |

  • I am loving the photos and this dress is so cute, great festival looks xo

  • Caitlin

    Cute outfits! It looks like you had a great time. I’ve never been to a big music festival maybe I should check one out.

    • Thanks Caitlin! They’re always a lot of fun 🙂

  • Adorable! Great photos, love your floral mini!

  • thesophiadiaries

    Ohhhh that outfit is totally amazing!!! I’ve always wanted to go to a music festival, but I have such sensitive ear drums that it’s not really realistic for me haha one day maybe, i’ll stand at a far distance xD

    Your outfits look amazing!!! Totally loving those red sunglasses!! x

    • Haha just don’t go close to the stage! 😉 Thanks Sophia!!

  • Teresa Desouza

    Your outfits were so cute! I’m also all about comfort when I’m at concerts. Hope you two had an awesome time!

  • Lee Anne Benjamin

    So much fun! Love your cute festival style.

    Lee Anne

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    I love that pink backpack!! It ties everything together 🙂 Looks like you had a lot of fun!!

    • Haha I’m obsessed with it – it’s so perfect for music festivals!