As we wrap up this year’s festival season, it is never too early to plan out your OOTDs for summer 2019. While music festivals are known for live performances under the summer sun and perfectly-curated song playlists, festivals also call for show-stopping style. Make festival fashion faux pas a thing of the past as we list down the new rules in music festival dressing.
You Do You
Leave your Halloween costume chilling in the closet and do you instead. Keep your fashion festival simple and, well, you. Take your own personal style and pair it with something bohemian, or a vintage piece, or with a dash of rock n’ roll. The best way to plan your outfit for a festival is to keep your personal style and take it to the next level.
Wear denim cut-offs with a vintage band tee and accessorize with minimalist jewelry. Finish off the look with your trust sneakers or amp it up with a pair of beat-down leather boots for an edgy, rock n’ roll style.
State(ment) of the Nation
Go for more OOTD and less OTT by sticking to one statement piece when planning your outfit. Rocking an art deco necklace? Make like a canvas and keep the rest of your outfit simple. Going for a cowgirl-inspired outfit? Leave the cowboy hat behind and put on those leather boots instead.
Wearing a themed outfit can make you look like you’re trying too hard but sticking to a statement piece while keeping the rest of your look basic and simple will keep those Insta hearts coming.
If the Shoe Fits
Every fashion girl knows that the shoes make or break an outfit. Make your festival style a definite shoe-in by pairing your outfit with the right shoes. Weather the ever-changing festival weather by packing a pair that you can rock come rain or shine. Go for more substantial styles over flat or delicate ones that can wear out by the end of the festival weekend.
Pair your basic band tee and denims with your go-to Birkenstocks for a comfy chic look. Going for an edgy look? Rock those on-trend chunky sneaks for a stylish take on a classic pair. Bi-polar festival weather? No one can rain on your parade with a pair of quirky rainboots.
Weather You Like It Or Not
The weather may be unpredictable but so is your festival style. Pack outfits that can take you from summer songstress to rainy raver. A light parka can protect you from the sweltering heat and keep you warm during chilly nighttime after-parties.
Keep it all under wraps and reach for the scarf. Wrap it around your neck and dress up your favorite summer ensemble. Head to the festival in style with an array of headwear to pair with your favorite outfits. Stay on that music festival high while keeping it safe by chugging on H20. Get those hydration packs that keep festival essentials in place while keeping you hydrated on the go.
Suit Up—or Don’t
Leave your swimwear in the pool where it belongs. Unless you see a pool, do not run around in just a bikini top. If you’re coming from a pool party, be smart about rocking your bathing suit out of the water. Wear it under a pair of denim overalls or top it with a cute cut-up T-shirt.
Layer your swimwear with your basics for a cool look sure to blow everyone out of the water.
Less is More
Whoever said “less is more” is definitely up to something. Not sure whether to rock that risqué number during the festival? Trust your fashion gut and stick to basics instead. With the slew of trends that confuse even the most stylish of them all, classics never go out of style.
When in doubt, scale back. If you’ve got flowers and rings and fringes and the kimonos, take something off.
Function Over Fashion
While fashion is the festival’s little style sister, always prioritize function over fashion, comfort over style. Make fashion work for you by packing pieces that will bring out the best festival chick in you and leave the fancy items behind.
When choosing a bag for music festivals, pack one that can go with any of your outfits while keeping your festival essentials within reach. Make trendy fanny packs that come in a variety of style, colors, and textures your festival buddy. Wear it over your shoulders or tied around your waist—the fanny-bilities are endless.