Music Festival FashionPosted: April 27, 2012
The season of music festivals is upon us. SXSW in Texas just passed, Coachella in California was last weekend (which I went to!) and there are loads of hip indie music fests along the east coast all summer long. What could be better than warm weather, good music and great friends all in one event? So what are you going to where to the festival of the season? Here are some options that I feel you cannot go wrong with.
Option one: Summer dresses are perfect for music festivals; they are fun and comfortable on hot summer days. If you are going for a hippie look, try a lace dress. If you want to go more casual, try a floral dress. Choose a length that you are most comfortable with, longer maxi dresses are in style this season that I prefer over the mini dresses and can avoid showing off too much skin. No matter what style to choose, I would suggest staying away from the tube top dress. At an event like this there will be lots of dancing in crowds and long walks, the last thing you want is a wardrobe malfunction in front of thousands of people.
Option two: Shorts paired with graphic tanks or tees are everywhere this season. This look is great for summer festivals because the temperatures can skyrocket during the day and there is rarely shade to take cover from the sun. I found high-waist grey shorts from Urban Outfitters and a black fringe body suit on the sale rack that I plan to wear to Coachella. For a more casual look try cut off denim shorts and an American flag print tank.
Option three: As 70’s fashion is reinventing itself, so it’s jumpsuit. The one-piece outfits are popping up in stores all over. There is the shorts romper and the full jumpsuit available. Remember the overalls you wore when you were a kid? Well they are back again too. This hippie style is perfect for a summer music festival.
When you are attending one of these events remember to dress in layers. It may reach 90 degrees at noon but the temperature can drop at night. Also, never wear heels. There is a ton of walking at festivals and you want to be comfortable. I would also advice wearing a closed toe shoe to prevent dirt and dust collecting in your sandal.
If you are going to a music festival this summer or just a concert in a park, you cannot go wrong with these outfit options.