Summer is just around the corner, and that means music festival season is in full swing. It can be difficult to get away with loud, statement-making fashion, but if you’re willing to try stepping out of the box, music festivals are the place to do it. Anything and everything goes among the large crowds of music lovers flocking in front of stages, in fields and on beaches across the globe.
Keeping this in mind, wearing an eye-catching outfit can pay off. Music festivals are street style goldmines for photographers. It is possible to wind up in a major fashion publication if your look is one that stands out from the crowd. This can serve as inspiration and motivation when picking out what to wear to see your favorite bands.
If you find yourself bored by the often cliche and exhausted hippie festival style, there is hope. Flower crowns, flowy silhouettes, tie-dye and flash tattoos aren’t your only choices. The new wave of music festival fashion takes a more no-holds-barred, anything goes, outrageous approach. Anything metallic, feathered, sequined, leathered, graphic or light-up will give off a cool, current vibe.
Putting a festival outfit together can be overwhelming. Since there are no rules, the possibilities are truly endless. Start with a pair of punchy sunglasses. You have to wear them anyway (or be blinded by the sun), so they’re a great way to build up your look. Quay and Le Specs offer affordable choices that are high-fashion and on-trend.
Choosing a practical, but fun, pair of shoes is vital for surviving the day. Trendy tennis shoes are a hot commodity. The Rihanna Fenty trainer and Adidas’ Stan Smith, Tubular and Superstar styles are candidates that can be paired with casual wear or mixed with more formal attire. Platforms and gladiator sandals are other choices that work perfectly with any outfit.
Get creative with what garments you wear. Experiment with different cuts, shapes, sizes, textures and colors to create a look that’s all your own. Di$count Universe, which was spotted on Kylie Jenner at Coachella, offers incredible solid-sequin garments with cheeky images and sayings. Denim shorts are a staple in music festival dressing, so you can’t go wrong by pairing a ripped pair with a killer embroidered crop top. Zara, ASOS, Nasty Gal and Dolls Kill all offer ornate clothing that will give you a distinct appearance.
The key thing to remember when getting dressed for a music festival is to have fun. Festivals are prime opportunities to use your imagination to discover your own true personal style. Take pictures, enjoy the music and soak up the compliments you’ll receive on your outfit.