Hitting outdoor events weekend after weekend calls for a what-to-wear plan of attack.

Hitting outdoor events weekend after weekend calls for a what-to-wear plan of attack.

You need a hat, for one thing. And clothing that's light and comfortable. What you're looking for are things that work well while sitting in grass, stuffing yourself silly with festival fare and doing lots of warm-weather walking.

We've come up with a surefire festival look that will last the summer through. Here are five key pieces.

Vanessa Bruno chambray halter top, $244

Light and breezy sleeveless styles that can be layered over if there's a chill are best. Don't forget the sunscreen! We like this bandeau-style top's fluttery layers, perfect for any sort of festival.

Current/Elliott cutoff jean shorts, $219

A distressed wash and long, loose fit make these the ultimate festival (and summertime) jean shorts. Also watch for mid-thigh, rolled-cuff options.

Worth & Worth straw hat, $156

Stay fresh-faced all day long with a crisp update on the old straw-hat standby. This handmade topper is edged with black to echo the band. Lovely.

K. Jacques fringed-ankle sandals, $315

Flats are, obviously, a festival-going necessity. But make your choice less than obvious by going with a trendy little number.

Set of five bangles, $451

Too much jewelry is a festival-going no-no. (Besides, you might pick up a piece you like from one of the vendors.) A simple set of jangle-y bangles will get you into the strolling-outside spirit, though.