With the music festival season quickly upon us, the “What do I wear?" question looms above most of our heads! Whether you’re ready to rock out at the Vans Warped Tour or Coachella this summer, the look you flaunt for a music festival says tons about your personality! So how much of a statement do you want to make among the other fans and fanatics who are counting down to the big day(s)? In an ode to Woodstock, the historical 3-day outdoor festival in 1969, the fashion of attendees at festivals across the globe typically carry a bohemian, free-spirited vibe. And while retro styles may vary across music genres and the particular event you attend, the “boho beauty” look has become more popular than ever. Whether you’re gearing up for a single day – or multiple days – at your desired festival, the festival outfit ideas below should help get your wheels turning!
Flowy Dresses and Skirts
Comfortable styles that can take you to a music festival and beyond include the gypsy-inspired flowing maxi dress and maxi skirt. The fun part of boho beauty elements is that everything pretty much works together as you see fit! While some prefer a monotone maxi dress, others prefer a dramatic pattern – both which can be spruced up with a wide-brimmed hat, large hoop earrings, sunglasses, and a comfy sandal. A leather bracelet and chunky necklace can also be added in for an extra punch. If the day is on the chilly side, try an open, fringed cardigan – both stylish and practical!
Short Dresses and Skirts
You can go flirty and fun with a mini boho dress or a crop top and boho skirt! Both of these fashion items look great under a denim cotton shirt if a light cover-up is needed. This can be worn unbuttoned for an effortless appeal, worn around your waist, or rolled up and thrown in your backpack. If you like the short look, but not feeling that comfortable showing off so much of your legs (especially if you’re already wearing a backless summer dress), be sure to wear or bring a pair of leggings with you! Should you feel extra creative, try styling your boyfriend's shirt as a dress...that always makes for a great conversation-starter! As for shoes, there are no limits. However, a flat, ankle boot or fringed sandals add a nice hippie touch to your outfit. Top off your outfit with a wide-brimmed hat or flower headband, and enjoy taking your boho beauty to the next level!
Rompers and Jumpsuits
Awesome alternative to skirts, dresses, jeans, and shorts; rompers (shorts) and jumpsuits (pants) are highly coveted by boho babes. They are easy to wear and make up an entire outfit! For a music festival, the romper looks fabulous under a fringed cardigan or jacket, with tall flat boots or high-top Chuck’s, and a large bag. Whether it’s an unstructured boho bag or a vintage army tote, be sure to consider the roominess of it and what will help you survive a festival (without any headaches!). A jumpsuit will also look amazing under a fringe jacket as well as the same bags that would look great with a romper. But the shoes may vary – try a comfortable wedge platform or low-top Chuck’s. Have fun exploring your inner flower child and making the trend your own.
In this day and age, there is no such thing as denim worn wrong! And music festivals are a great place to explore your passion for denim, as this material is massively popular among boho babes and all who are inspired by 60s. I love how massive our options are with denim! Vests, jackets, shirts, overalls/shortalls, skirts, dresses, and vintage style jeans are also classic pieces that you can choose to decorate or embellish in DIY style. Just as it feels good to naturally fit right in at a festival, it also feels great standing out and putting your own twist on popular fashion. You can individualize your denim with patches or spikes or create your own distressed look and shredded holes. The options are endless! Remember: Denim is a basic item that pairs with any color or pattern. Shoes, bags, hats, graphic T-shirts, accessories…your options are endless! Only YOU have the power to style a vintage tee with denim any way you want.