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Your Guide To Arts Fest Attire

Finally, the greatest Penn State holiday of the year is finally upon us. It’s Arts Fest season, baby.

The annual festival is comprised of every Penn Stater’s three favorite things: daylonging, nice weather, and Happy Valley. While the festival is technically supposed to be a way to celebrate local art in the heart of Pennsylvania, most students will be lucky if they catch a glimpse of the art over the weekend.

Unfortunately, partying at Penn State in the summer means taking out clothes you’d never be able to pull off during the never-ending State College winters. Dressing for Arts Fest is a whole different ball game. So if you need some tips and tricks, check out this guide.


High-Waisted Jean Shorts

Whether you’re rocking that summer body or not, high-waisted shorts are a great way to beat the heat and look cute. Plus, not only are they slimming, but they look great with any crop top.

Funky Jeans

No one can go wrong with denim, so if you don’t mind the added layer, consider packing a pair along with you. Whether they’re ripped, two-toned, patched, or just left alone, jeans can transform a simple top into an adorable outfit all by themselves.

Neon/Bright Crop Tops

There’s no better way to show off a summer tan than with bright clothing. Colors pop and complement a summer shine in a way few other clothing shades can do. Plus, neon’s the new “it” color, so what better way if there to fit in with the trends?

Chunky White Shoes

Similar to the colorful crop top suggestion, chunky white shoes can also compliment summer tans and make colors pop. As long as you avoid the mud, chunky white shoes are a great way to fit in with the summer vibe this weekend.

Anything you want

It is hot girl summer, after all, ladies.


Jerseys (without sweatshirts)

You know how the saying goes — suns out, guns out. Take those basketball jerseys out of the closet, boys, and show off your guns.

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About the Author

Emma Dieter

Emma is a senior from the ever-popular "right-outside" Philly area studying labor employment relations and PR. She's also the Student Life editor for Onward State. She has been a Penn Stater from cradle and will continue to bleed blue and white, 'til grave. She loves trashy romance novels, watching Netflix, and crying over cute videos of dogs. If you ever want to talk more with her about how great she is, or simply have other inquiries, feel free to email her at [email protected]


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