With SXSW just ending and Coachella coming up next month, it can only mean one thing: festival season is upon us. Whether you’ll be hitting the polo fields in Indio for Coachella, the streets of Chicago for Lollapalooza or Randall’s Island for the Governors Ball in New York, you will want to look your best while enjoying your favorite bands with fellow music-lovers. Here are some trends to try for whichever upcoming music festival you happen to be attending.
Maxi Skirts and Crop Tops
This perfect combination is sure to keep you cool on those hot festival days. Whether you opt for floral, tribal print or solids, this pairing is easy, functional and adorable whether you are lounging around between shows or dancing in the front row to your favorite band’s set. Don’t forget to accessorize with fun bracelets and earrings.
With everyday attire they may seem over the top, but at a music festival, feel free to go all out. Flower crowns are the ultimate accessory that will give any outfit an instant hippie vibe. You can buy them online, at many stores, or even make your own. There are many different types of flowers, sizes and colors available, so they can be made to match any outfit. The possibilities are endless.
Layered Rings and Bracelets
One of the best parts about dressing for music festivals is the accessorizing. Layered rings and bracelets are a must. A combination of big costume jewels and small rings look great for the bohemian festival style. Bracelets are also perfect because a mix between beaded and bangles match perfectly with colorful festival wristbands.
If you aren’t planning on a full wardrobe change from day to night, it is important to pack cardigans. When the sun goes down and the temperature begins to drop, it is nice to have a long, soft cardigan to throw on over any outfit.
Oversized Sun Hats and Fringe Vests
Wearing a sun hat is a great way to protect your head, eyes and face from the sun all day while also accessorizing. They can be found in many different colors and materials, so there are countless options when it comes to sun hats. Fringe vests are just fun. They can be long, short, tan, colored, decorated and even embroidered. These are my favorite picks for music festivals because of their versatility.
Overall, it is most important to just have fun with your outfits at any music festival. It is one of the few times that you have the opportunity to try out looks that stretch your comfort zone. So be creative, have fun and enjoy the music.
By Samantha Stull