Festival fashion is serious business. So serious why didn't we just start a company of Made in America fringe and feathers? We didn't and we don't dwell, but we decided to insert our own veteran authority as the season hits its midway stride. One question that will forever plague us is: why the majority of music festivals take place in the dead of summer in some of the hottest, stickiest locales? The answer? It's likely something need not be answered.

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

1) DON'T wear fur-covered garments when it's 100 degrees outside, as is the case for nearly all festivals. (ok, so we have pondered it, and we've surmised this is obviously a strategic business decision to lure out as much flesh as possible from its despicable winter hiding places). If this festival is in California, double no on the fur. You'll get more thirsty, and we're in an insane drought. (Shop women's jewelry here.)

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

2) DO: If you are going to enter where you're not allowed, specifically for a photo op, be sure you're wearing a figure-flattering crop top and your camera man or woman has a professional camera on hand. (Shop women's tops here.)

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

3) DO wear heels when hitchhiking to the fest. It will up your chances of getting picked up. (Shop shoes here.)

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

4) Do take your pants off if there is any dust near. It could sully your pant legs, and most festival goers strive for as much cleanliness as possible. (Shop The Squad tops here.)

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

5) DON'T wear a t-shirt of a band you don't know. Just don't. DO listen to Jonathan Wilson though. (Shop tees here.)

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

Photos styled and taken by The MiA Project

6) DO consider dressing somewhat modestly. Your peers and Instagram may tell you differently, but consider another opinion. (Shop Siwy Denim here.)