With Coachella looming on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about your summer festival looks. Whether you’re hitting the big name events or keeping it casual at local affairs, you’ll want to update your festival style with this season’s hottest styles. Here are a few fashion ideas to try out this summer.
If there’s an on-trend style that you should be rushing out to purchase immediately, it’s vertical stripes. Bold, blocky, graphic vertical stripes were all over the runways for the summer season. The good news is that these are supremely flattering, and can be worked into a lot of existing festival styles. How to update a floaty sundress? Look for one in stripes. Ditto for cut-off shorts, crop tops, and any other style staple you could imagine.
If you love the typical bohemian romance of summer festival fashion, you’re in luck. There are plenty of ruffly, sheer styles out there at the moment. Look for see-through or peek-a-boo pastels in sheer materials like tulle. Stay true to the 90s trend by pairing a sheer slip dress over a white tee, or think ballerina with a floaty skirt.
Back to the 1980s
As we’ve noted earlier, the 80s are back, big time. Think shiny fabrics, plenty of volume, and even shoulder pads. If you have some Funidelia 80s fancy dress in your closet, you might be able to work it into your festival style without getting too costume-y. For those who prefer to work this trend into their festival looks with a bit more subtlety, look at accessories. You can wear a simple t-shirt dress, but then add something like a chunky belt, neon earrings, or patent leather stilettoes to vamp it up 80s-style.
Florals are back in fashion for yet another season, but if you want to keep your festival fashion looking current you should opt for moodier, darker patterns. Jacquard, velvet, and other thick fabrics replace the cold shoulder styles from last year.
Mix and Match Patterns
Finally, this is the year to go crazy mixing patterns for your festival fashion. You can get a bit more inventive with eclectic textures, colours, and styles. Gingham is a hot fabric for the season, so consider mixing this with breezy linen or cotton for an unexpected twist. Velour is also back in style. Create a base for your outfit with a blend of summery patterns and then add pops of colour with your accessories for a unique, head-turning festival look.
Naturally, the best outfit will depend on the particular event you’re going to – you’d dress differently for Burning Man than Lollapalooza or the local farmer’s market. Even for themed events where you need fancy dress ideas, you can derive inspiration from these current trends. Take a look at this season’s trends and update them for an enviable summer style.