Survival Guide: Festival Fashion
With festival season in full swing, we’re all totally feeling a little bit frenzied about what to wear, what to bring, and how to nail the perfect day-to-night look. Between trying to curate the perfect outfit to worrying about your accessories and personal necessities, this season can quickly have you feeling totally drained before you even hit the festival.
To help you pull together the perfect arsenal of festival-ready fashions and get you started on that dreaded packing list, we’ve thrown together a few of our favorite looks from the festival of all festivals – Coachella.
LOOK #1 – BOHO BRAIDS AND BACKPACKS
MIX IT UP WITH PRINTS AND TEXTURES
The festival season is all about switching it up. Changing up your location, changing up the people, changing up your look. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your boho-inspired festival look by incorporating mixed textures and prints. Add different materials such as luxe laces or a wide leather belt and you’re set. This lethal combination looks totally amazing in photos and will have all eyes on you.
BRAIDS ARE YOUR NEW BFF
Forget the cutesy mini space-buns of the past – this year it’s all about the boho braid. Take it from these babes – the right hairstyle can totally take your look up a notch.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO THROW SOME SHADE
As any festival fanatic knows, you need to have the perfect sunglasses to get you through those dizzyingly bright days. Find a pair that works well with your face shape and coordinates with your other accessories for a complementary look that’s totally chic.
BE BOLD WITH A MINI BACKPACK
One of our favorite trends of the 2018 festival season has to be the comeback of the mini backpack. This edgy piece not only makes it easy to tote everything that you need for an all day or all night event, but also looks totally chic in the process.
LOOK #2 – CHANNELING OUR QUEEN BEE
BLACK IS ALWAYS IN
Color may be our newest addiction, but black will always be our one true love. Wearing black to a daytime festival may leave you feeling hot, but you’ll also look totally hot, too. Just make sure to stay hydrated and snag your sunglasses and hat before you head out to help keep you cool all day long.
THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS
Any fashion influencer can tell you – it’s all about the details. Look for pieces that have gorgeous detailing throughout to make a subtle statement without looking like you tried too hard. Take it from this pic – sometimes less is more when it comes to your festival basics.
TOP IT OFF
Take it from Beyoncé herself – you can totally make an outfit next level with your accessories. Adding statement jewelry and a chic oversized hat is the perfect recipe to take your outfit from basic to beyond.
STICK IT WITH A STATEMENT BAG
Ladies, don’t forget your handbag. Even if you’re wearing crazy cute accessories or a super stylish photo-worthy look, your bag should never be an afterthought. Keep playing it up with a statement bag. Whether it’s oversized, has striking metallic detailing, or a unique strap, you can never go wrong with a totally bold bag.
LOOK #3 – GETTING TOTALLY LACED
LACE IT UP
Always a festival staple, lace is totally making a comeback this summer. No matter what you wear or how you wear it, lace immediately gives off that feminine bohemian vibe and takes your look to a new plane of stylish.
ADD A POP OF CRAZY COLOR
Want to take your lace look to a whole new level? Mix it up by wearing a bold, bright color! As one of the biggest trends of the season, this is totally something to jump on ASAP to elevate your festival look and make your outfit truly Insta-worthy.
CINCH IT WITH A STATEMENT BELT
Wearing something a little on the oversized side? Add an eye-catching statement leather belt to your look for a figure-flattering effect that will totally enhance your feminine curves. Go for one with oversized detailing and bold metallics for a look that will pop with anything you wear.
GRAB A BOHO BAG
Lace may be a festival staple, but sometimes it just doesn’t have that gorgeous boho vibe you’ve been dreaming of. You can easily fix this by grabbing the perfect bag with bohemian inspiration. Look for one that complements the colors of your outfit and that is large enough to carry everything that you need to last all day and all night.
LOOK #4 – MUSES IN MONOCHROMATIC
KEEP IT SHEER
If you’re rocking a monochromatic look, this is the perfect time to play with textures and to show a little skin. Look for pieces with sheer paneling for an unexpected twist on this trend that looks totally fab on camera, too.
GO BOLD OR GO HOME
Think monochromatic is boring? Think again. Prints are your new best friend when it comes to crafting the perfect look. Take it from this babe rocking all black and white – the right crazy print can totally take your outfit to a whole new level of chic.
COORDINATE YOUR ACCESSORIES
Even though your outfit may be from the same color palette, you can definitely change it up with your accessories. Adding other neutrals, such as black or metallics, to your outfit with the right pieces can add a complementary effect that makes your look totally next level.
AND DON’T FORGET THE BAG
Never think of your bag as an afterthought – it is an essential part of your festival look. Not only does it carry everything you need to stay functional throughout the day, but also it can totally add the perfect finishing touch or complement to your entire outfit. Opt for a piece with bold detailing or eye-catching metallics that’ll coordinate with your other accessories. Trust us – you’ll thank us later.
What looks will you be rocking for the festival season? Got any tips for us? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on Instagram.