From Stagecoach to Coachella, festival season is upon us! Once you have your tickets to your favorite outdoor music festivals for the spring and summer seasons, the fun really begins. Finding the perfect rave-worthy outfits that look great on Instagram and keep you comfortable and able to move to the music is a super fun and exciting task.
This year, the music festival fashion scene has moved on from the flower crowns and fringe-laden pieces from years past to more street-style savvy. Think a little less boho and a little more party girl. No matter what your budget looks like, you can be on-trend and feel dressed to kill this year with some basic trends in mind.
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A fabulous foundation piece for your warm-weather ready festival ensemble is a flattering and eye-catching bodysuit. Festival fashion is all about showing off your unique style in a fun way and with bodysuits coming in a variety of styles, necklines, textures and colors, they’re the perfect way to start off your outfit.
A band t-shirt of eras past being rethought as an ultra-flattering statement bodysuit is an edgy way to give off major rebel vibes at a music festival. Accessorize with a statement choker, a floppy hat and some killer shades to complete your rage-ready look. Pairing a bodysuit with a daring v-neck style and a pair of distressed jean shorts or a jean skirt is the perfect mix of club-ready kid and casual outdoor vibes. For a more girly and attention-grabbing look, choose a neon-colored bodysuit as the foundation of your outfit.
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No festival ensemble is complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses. Pro tip: opt for affordable sunglasses (still just as stylish!), because let’s be honest, you’ll be lucky if you can find them at the end of a three-day festival. Finding the perfect pair means choosing sunnies that frame your face perfectly while giving off those laid-back festival vibes.
Non-Traditional Statement Earrings
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Accessorizing for a music festival is a must and you really can’t go wrong with adding bangles, long necklaces and of course, statement earrings to your ensemble.
This year, it’s all about fabulous leather earrings that add an unexpected texture and unique feel to your festival look. This fun trend builds upon the leather headpieces and other accessories that have been popular at festivals in years past in a new and interesting way.
Leather earrings are surprisingly lightweight and easy to weather. Plus, they look stunning paired with more traditional jewelry and attire. They are also extremely versatile and range from traditional brown teardrop-shaped earrings to bold colorful earrings and fun-patterned accessories.
Throw Some Glitter On It
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There’s nothing princess-like about modern day sparkly outfits — in fact, they give off a more rebellious, moody vibe that you’re sure to turn heads in.
For an unexpected festival look that’s totally different than what’s been all the rage in years past, turn to a club-appropriate sparkly mini dress that shoes off your killer figure and pairs with oversized accessories and an unexpected shoe like a combat boot. For a more understated take on this trend, choose a dress with some subtle sheen instead of all-out glitter bomb. The contrast of these seemingly high maintenance dresses can be played up further with a cropped denim or leather jacket and a pair of colorful fishnets. Forgo the hippy dippy braided hairdos of years past in favor of a teased curly hair look or a sleek high pony.
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Boots are a staple piece of footwear for music festivals and given the often unpredictable weather and conditions of the ground that thousands will be trudging through to see the next act, they’re a practical choice, too. With the right eye, it’s easy to find trendy boots that complement your look perfectly or ones that make a big statement.
Boots with a unique texture or pattern are ideal for the music festival scene, so search for studs and interesting effects on your footwear. A chunky heel is always a fabulous choice, as it’ll make walking easier (and way more comfortable) than a stiletto heel on the outdoor terrain. A holographic boot paired with distressed denim jean shorts, tattered fishnet stockings and some killer accessories will make a totally unexpected and fashion forward look. Go for some classic thigh-high boots for another fun and flattering silhouette.
If festival fashion is about an exaggerated, whimsical look that you might not dare to wear during your everyday life, go all in when it comes to eyewear. One of the easiest ways to amp up your look is to go for a fun, colorful pair of shades. Yellows, blues, pinks and even rainbow-tinted lenses are a mod addition and photograph exceptionally well. Uniquely-shaped sunnies that have metal bars, a rimless appeal and exaggerated cat-eye shapes, for example, are also a fabulous statement look that will be right at home in a festival atmosphere.