One of the best things about summer aside from the poolside antics and being able to wear white confidently are the music festivals. Fortunately, Atlanta has a lot of opportunities to catch some very festive festivals. And in this instance I got to check out one of Atlanta's most notorious festivals The Atlanta Jazz Festival. So when my brother called me and asked me if I wanted to head over to the festival on a Friday after work I almost declined the offer because I was not appropriately dressed, but then I remembered the mall so conveniently located across the street from my job, literally. So I hopped, skipped, and jumped my way over to the mall headed straight for H+M.
H+M can serve as a one-stop-shop for all of your wardrobe essentials without breaking the bank and that's what I love most about it. So for this particular occasion I was able to find everything, and I mean everything, I needed to be festival ready in just one swipe. I have been eyeing this long printed chiffon shirt/dress thingy for a while and when I saw that it was on sale for $15, I grabbed it without hesitation. I love this print because it reminds me of ankara, the African print I wear and write about often. While I was shopping I fell in love with the relaxed fit of these boyfriend jeans because in the summer tight jeans can be so uncomfortable. With these jeans I did not have to compromise fashion for comfort. I just couldn't fathom the idea of wearing heels to the park so these black t-strap sandals were a must. Oh yeah, not everything is from H + M the sunglasses are Kate Spade and the waist beads were imported from Nigeria thanks to my Uncle Segun.
I was really pleased with the impromptu outfit from H+M and even more pleased with festivities at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Some of my favorite acts were Thundercat and a Cuban Jazz and African Orchestra. What other festivals do you all recommend? Cause I just love when music meets fashion. So if you're try to get festival fly on the fly check out my picks from H+M below. Love you all to pieces.
Photographs by @bearthecrowns.