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Music festival season is upon us, lead by none other than Miami's global, EDM mega event, Ultra Music Festival. Since Ultra's outfits usually involve minimal (and occasionally neon) clothing, we decided to hone in on those must have, Miami-made and marketed festival accessories. These born or bred indie purveyors stash everything from funky fanny packs to dope body jewelry.
Going hands-free doesn't mean having to look like an awkward theme park tourist. Luckily, music festivals are among the few settings where fanny packs are socially acceptable– and even encouraged. Miami streetwear brand G.A.G. Threads hand makes fannies in metallic, faux leather, and rebel-approved prints (think snakeskin and hundred dollar bills). Scroll through G.A.G's Etsy shop for its latest creations (overnight shipping is available) or hit up the brand's pop-up at Wood Tavern on Sunday, March 29.
If fanny packs aren't your thing, then snag a backpack from Fox House's globally curated collection. While the Wynwood pop-up shop may have closed, Fox House's website is alive and well and its wanderlusting shop owner, Tobi Salver, finds fresh carryalls during her stops around the world. Hailing from places like Central America and beyond, these roomie backpacks are sure to fit any of your music festival day-long essentials.
Much like its moniker implies, Headstrong makes bold headpieces for girls looking to make a statement. The brand also creates killer body chains and chunky necklaces, often made from vintage or salvaged pieces. No two items are ever truly alike. Purchases are ready to ship within one to three business days. For pop-up shop news, be sure to follow owner Alyssa Dorr on Instagram or check out Headstrong's Facebook page.
Fringe is a go-to look for festival chasers, and Lore Accessories has become a local go-to for leather fringe pieces made with an artistic eye. Lore bags and necklaces feature finely cut fabrics in tans, turquoises, and nudes. Its Lola collection boasts bright red and electric blue pieces that are perfect for an outfit's color pop.
Love them or loathe them, flower halos and their sister accessories don't seem to be losing street style steam. For South Florida's finest flower pieces, look no further than Haute Blossom. Its delicate pieces feature leather suede chords, metal beads, and silk or paper blossoms. Rock a piece around the waist, as a crown, or on a top bun. Visit Haute Blossom's site for a complete list of local retailers, which includes La Piaggia in Miami Beach.
Shop Minim's Etsy store flaunts a little bit of everything - chain headwear, clutches, and made-to-order ensembles. But we are especially fond of its crop tops, which cover the spectrum from playful prints to breezy crochets, not to mention its leotards that are ready to be customized by adding your favorite phrases on the sleeves in cursive stitching. Shop Minim has been known to debut new styles at pop-ups around town, so be sure to follow its Instagram account to stay in the know.
Beat the festival heat (and its unwelcome tan lines) with a swimsuit by Indie Soul. If the name sounds familiar, perhaps you saw the bohemian swimwear label on Hannah Davis' now-famous Sports Illustrated cover. Indie Soul also racks cover ups and dresses inside its Brickell store. 900 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL.