Johnny Was is getting Atlanta ready for festival season

The spring and summer music festival season is here and with the daily (and nightly) temperatures about to rise, nothing beats wearing just the right thing to the show. Modern luxury bohemian brand Johnny Was has a number of pieces more than appropriate for hitting the summer shows you like best while also staying stylishly cool.

The small but well-stocked store recently received a number of summer arrivals, and store manager Jordan Allen was quick to lead me to a white dress she described as "very breathable and one of our best sellers." The piece was the 50 percent rayon, 50 percent cotton white patchwork dress ($358.00). The combination of fabrics not only felt soft and airy but, despite its price, had the look of something you would throw on to spend an evening surrounded by the sounds and scents of summer.

Another piece perfect for festival season is the blooming hombre blouse ($218.00). Easily matched with a pair of shorts or capris, this piece -- made of 100 percent rayon -- comes in multiple colors for easy pairing. The sun doesn't always stay up and the cool night air will most definitely call for a piece like the la michaela cardigan ($318.00). Made from 100 percent linen, it's only a cardigan by name due to its lightweight feel and two pockets. It is a perfect substitute for a jacket or traditional cotton sweater. The all-cotton peacock fringe kimono ($313.00) is another alternative to carrying extra outerwear while also blending a night out with a touch of class.

The multi-colored Adriana reversible tank ($178.00) and the Sheree ($198.00, available in periwinkle and cobalt blue) are two tops that go well with Georgia's summer conditions. Both contain signature Johnny Was print and are machine washable. The sabine tunic ($178.00, available in white, sunshine yellow and true blue) is the show-stopper. With a three-button henley look to go along with a floral pattern on the v-neck collar and three-quarter-length sleeves, the sabine tunic is the runaway star of the Johnny Was seasonal offerings.

Not to be outshined are two more new arrivals to the Johnny Was seasonal collection; the Ophelle large tote ($198.00) and battam bang jacket ($425.00). The colorful design and linen makeup (16 inches wide and 8 inches deep) of the Ophelle makes it an easy carry-all for the season. The black polyester bantam bang jacket, with its detailed silver embroidery and beadwork on the sleeves makes it a great piece for a night out.

Johnny Was describes the style of its clothing as "appealing to the modern bohemian." With its marriage of linen and rayon, patchwork designs and simple cotton dresses that breathe with you as you move from summer festival to late night concert venue, the brand looks to be a go-to for Atlantans. With the new arrivals at the Phipps Plaza location and all the spring and summer festivals getting set to kick off in Atlanta, Johnny Was dresses, skirts, blouses and bags bring the heat, figuratively speaking of course.

Johnny Was, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, 404-858-0570, M-F 10 am-9 p.m., Sun. 12:30 p.m.