It’s halfway through summer, meaning pre-fall collections have begun to trickle into stores to make way for — gasp — real fall clothing. But before the leaves change colour, the season of the summer music festival arrives. With monster fests Osheaga and Lollapalooza on the horizon, what matters most is making sure your wardrobe is equipped with rock ‘n’ roll essentials.

The most important item of all is the black leather jacket, which obviously gets extra points if it’s covered in gold-coloured studs. Not to worry if you’re the DIY-challenged type; Zara has a grab-and-go option that can be thrown into your bag, or over your shoulders, just before you step onto that tour bus.

Leather jacket with studs, $299. Available at Zara.

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