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The Kit fashion forecast: Montreal

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    Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:26 AM -

    What could be more perfect than listening to some of your favourite bands in a wooded park with tens of thousands of other captivated fans in the middle of summer? It’s Osheaga weekend, and festival-goers from around the country are preparing to make the pilgrimage to Saint Helen's Island in Montreal for a three-day communal celebration of music.

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    The forecast for this weekend in Montreal is predicting some authentic festival conditions, with a high of 23°C (feeling like 27) and a chance of thunderstorms. To maximize longevity on the grounds, we recommend layering up to ensure that you’re prepared for any scenario.

    A gauzy babydoll dress in a modern print, like this one from Free People, is an ideal base and will allow you to float from field to field on a wave of sweet seventies nostalgia. Next you’ll need an element of rock 'n' roll—a pair of Frye Engineer 8R Boots will combat the dusty grounds, and they're patina actually improves with a mud splatter here and there.

    In terms of a bag, backpacks have made a major comeback, and we’re loving this mini style from Tory Burch. Not only will it provide a cute carryall for your festival essentials, but it’ll also free up your hands for increased dance-move potential.

    Rachel Roy’s Drusy Earrings will give you great movement when swaying to a particularly lively set list, and their burnished gold tone provides a crucial vintage looking accent to any concert outfit. And of course no indie ensemble would be complete without a pair of Ray Ban aviators, which seem to exude the very definition of cool.

    Since you’ll likely end up pretty grungy on festival days, we recommend keeping your beauty regime fairly minimal—Dior Addict Lip Glow is a sheer balm that enhances your natural lip colour to help achieve that perfect pout while also protecting your delicate skin.

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    At the end of the day, the key to festival style is simply looking like you haven’t thought twice about what you’re wearing. And with this weather proofed festival outfit, you won’t have to.

    Nymphs in denim cutoffs, hippie children in flower crowns and amulet-wearing gypsies, these are staples of the free-spirited bohemian crowd. Allow your penchant for personal style and personality to shine through and just go with the flow!

    For more Fashion Forecasts, head over to thekit.ca!

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