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What To Wear To KAABOO + Other Shenanigans

With summer now officially over (Labor Day literally came and went too quickly), we have a lot to cry about.  No more whites (who really listens to that though), pool parties and swan rafts (haha who am I kidding), never-ending summer nights, “she sheds“, and the excuse to indulge in one too many ice cream cones. Bikini season has come to an end, which means we’ll have to move on to fall/winter wardrobes, trench coats, over-the-knee boots (not too shabby), and scarves.  As heart-wrenching as these silly woes may seem at the moment, you actually have a great deal to be happy about too. KAABOO Del Mar is this weekend and if you want to know what to wear to KAABOO, keep scrolling.  And, see directly below for things to be happy about right now plus click here to take your life to the next level.

Things To Be Happy About Right now:

  1. You live in California, so the summer has actually just begun! Boots, coats, and scarves…say what?
  2. Bikinis are allowed all year long in SoCal, so don’t put them away.
  3. KAABOO Del Mar is this weekend!!!

NOTE: Congrats to Natalie Neece and Arielle Berneman for winning 2 weekend passes to KAABOO.  For all you others, go ahead and buy 1 day, 2 day, or 3 day passes to KAABOO now!  Also available in limited quantities are VIP passes (VIP kickoff party is this Thursday, featuring Sheryl Crow) and pool deck passes, cabanas, and chaise lounges to BASK.

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So let’s focus on #3, shall we?  Have you purchased your passes to KAABOO? I hope so! Wondering what to wear to KAABOO? What you should be doing right now is planning your festival wardrobe — and if you’re road-tripping to San Diego I’ll discuss what to pack to KAABOO. Below, I talk about all of the fashion, accessory, and other necessities for your weekend-long KAABOO Del Mar experience so that you’re stylish, happy, and most importantly comfortable at the coolest music festival to hit our very own San Diego. Buy KAABOO passes here.


What To Wear To KAABOO

1. Backpack

Complete your KAABOO ensemble with a stylish backpack that goes all over the festIval grounds on your back and that carries everything you might need. Think  towel, sunblock, facial spray, selfie stick, extra pair of shoes, jacket, wallet, phone, bikini, and more. Shop our favorite picks below.

what to wear kaaboo del mar backpack

Photo Credit: LF La Jolla

2. Do Not Bring A Selfie Stick

Make sure you bring your friends to take photos or just take old fashioned selfies because you cannot bring a selfie stick to KAABOO.

what to wear to kaaboo - selfie stick

3. Blanket or Towel

You never know where you’ll want to sit or lay down to watch the music acts, so be prepared with your very own blanket (that you can easily roll up into your backpack – refer to #1).  And if you manage to get a seat, which is highly likely since KAABOO is all about luxury and comfort, you can wrap up in the blanket when you get chilly late night or use it to dry off your body while hanging in your bikini at KAABOO BASK (refer to #18). Shop our favorite beach towels below.


What to pack kaaboo del mar - blanket for festival

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4. A-Line Skirt

As one of the hottest fashion trends of the season, wearing an A-line skirt is a must. Heck it goes with everything, looks quite flattering, and comes in denim, suede, and many colors.  Shop our favorite styles below.

what to wear kaaboo - aLine skirt

Photo Credit: Fashion Jackson

5. Jean Shorts

Who goes to a music festival without wearing jean short cut-offs? Not me!

Photo Credit: Lauren Lebouef

Photo Credit: Lauren Lebouef

6. Facial Mist

Keep your skin hydrated and your makeup set in place all day with a refreshing facial mist. Try Evian Facial Mist Spray.

Evian facial spray - hydration on the go

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7. Cool Sneakers

KAABOO is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, so don’t fret about getting your shoes all dirty, dusty, and sandy à la Coachella or Stagecoach.  That being said, you’ll be doing a lot of walking on the grounds, so prepare with a stylish pair of cool kicks like Superga or Converse.

what to wear at kaaboo del mar - superga sneakers

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8. Espadrille Flats

Now if you’re just not into the sneaker look, then opt for the “it” shoe of the season, the espadrille flat. Jute flats were everywhere this summer, and in Cali, they’ll continue to hang out for the next few months, so get on the espadrille bandwagon. Sincerely Jules is wearing the Soludos Classic Stripe Sandal. Shop more fun espadrille flats below.

Photo Credit: Sincerely Jules

Photo Credit: Sincerely Jules

9. Music Pass

Don’t forget your most coveted item, your KAABOO music festival pass; otherwise, how will you get through the gates!? Haven’t bought your ticket (gasp)!? Click here to get it now.

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10. Maxi Dress

A flowy maxi always looks chic. Choose printed, striped, or solid and pair with oversized sunglasses to turn heads. Shop some favorites below.

Photo Credit: Modern Ensemble

Photo Credit: Modern Ensemble

11. Appetite

18 of the best restaurants and chefs in San Diego will be serving up their amazing eats at KAABOO. Expect artisanal fare that’s way more tasteful than at a typical music festival and pair delectables with dozens of limited production wines or craft libations. Come hungry and thirsty. Click here for a list of the culinary rockstars to expect at KAABOO.

Photo Credit: Wildfox

Photo Credit: Wildfox Couture

12. Hat

Protect your beautiful skin from the sun and show up in style wearing a fedora or wide brimmed hat. Rocky Barnes is wearing the Brixton Vega Wool Hat. Shop more trendy hats below.

Photo Credit: Nasty Gal

Photo Credit: Nasty Gal

13. Flower Crown

A festival must, channel your in flower power child with a handmade floral crown. Head to your local florist to have them handcraft you one of these beauties.  We love Bloomers Flowers La Jolla – call 858-454-3913.

Photo Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

Photo Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue as seen in Revolve Clothing Lookbook

14. Statement Sunnies

Attract street style photogs with a pair of statement sunnies. Metallic lenses, colored frames, or quirky shapes, let your personality shine through with a cool new pair. Below, model is wearing the Wildfox Bel Air Sunnies. Shop more fun sunglasses below.

what to wear kaaboo del mar - sunglasses - wildfox bel air

Photo Credit: Wildfox

15. Cross-body purse

Not into the backpack? No problem. But, choose a purse that won’t weigh you down aka large Goyard tote. A cross-body or messenger purse will store all of your necessities — sunblock, money, ID, lipstick, and phone — and it will not get in the way when you’re jumping up and down at No Doubt on Friday night. Shop messenger bags below.

Photo Credit: Bella Bag

Photo Credit: Bella Bag

16. Crochet or Lace Dress

Also a festival must is crochet, lace, and anything with cutouts.  Dainty and bohemian, a lace ensemble will instantly bring you back to boho festival era circa 1970’s.

For Love and Lemons summer 2015 crochet

Photo Credit: For Love and Lemons

17. Romper

You can slip into an adorable romper faster than it takes to make a PB&J. Well, duh! But seriously, rompers are easy to wear, comfortable, cute, and a no-brainer. Available in flowy long-sleeves, strapless, prints, and deep-cut V’s, rompers are a go-to just like a cute little summer dress.  Shop super cute styles below.

Photo Credit: Catcher In The Style

Photo Credit: Catcher In The Style

18. Bikini or Swimsuit

Bask in a sandy beach area on a chaise lounge while watching the main stage? Yeppers! Reserve your cabana here and don’t forget to pack a really cute bikini or one-piece. Literally the perfect weekend getaway — enjoy direct stage view with a pool and an exclusive bar at KAABOO BASK.

Photo Credit: A Bikini A Day

Photo Credit: A Bikini A Day

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Healthy Mom. Cooking nourishing foods. Glowy skin obsessed. Follow me on Instagram for lots for health, beauty, and recipe content @nubry.

2 Responses

  1. Nubry

    Thank you! Good to note! With all the walking at KAABOO, probably best to wear flat shoes that are pretty comfortable too!

  2. lliillaa

    You mentioned not worrying about the dirt because Kaaboo is at the fairgrounds, but they import sand and cover the blacktop with it in front of the stages, so it’s hard to walk on with wedges and the sand will get into sandals. Of course if you upgrade to one of the VIP passes they put grass in that section, not sand. If you look at the map, you can see where the grass and sand is.


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