Do you remember when you used to wear a pair of denim shorts and a band tee to a festival? Gone are the days!
Coachella felt like the unofficial beginning of festival season, one of the biggest festivals in the world and yet it's hardly about the music anymore... What Coachella is though, is the first glance at the festival fashion trends for the season ahead. As all the biggest influencers flock to Cali show off their finest festival outfits.
Have I rambled on about this for long enough? Let’s look at the trends.
Printed maxi dresses + boots
A look that lends itself perfectly to the Cali-vibe, a loose fitting maxi dress is one way for flower-crown lovers to maintain that relaxed, hippie vibe at a festival. And afterall, as this is a music concert you can finish the look with some decorative hair accessories - a blossoming trend for the summer ahead.
Best worn with: a small shoulder bag.
Vera Wrap Tie Maxi in Red.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
- Revolve$248.00House of Harlow
X REVOLVE Mariam Dress in Black.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Delylah Midi Dress in Pink.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
- Revolve$238.00Michael Costello
X REVOLVE Bentley Dress in Green.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Silvia Dress in Brown.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
$238.00Lovers + Friends
Bridget Midi Dress in Purple.2XS XS S M LMore details
$228.00Lovers + Friends
Valerie Midi Dress in Pink.2XS XS S M LMore details
Bye Wellies, Howdy Cowboy
In my mind, there is a vision of girls rocking around a festival site wearing electric colored-rubber boots - so what’s changed? Have festivals moved to sunnier locations or is this a memory of mine from my time living in Europe?
Regardless, this year the must-have boots to own (at festivals and beyond) is a pair of cowboy boots. Check ‘em out.
Texas 40 cowboy boots36 37 38 39 40 41More details
- Farfetch$595.00SOPHIA WEBSTER
Multicoloured Shelby 50 snake print leather cowboy boots35 36 36,5 37 37,5 42More details
Men's Plano Cowboy Boot7 M 7.5 M 8 M 8.5 M 8.5 W 9 M 9 W 9.5 M 9.5 W 10 M 10 W 10.5 M 10.5 W 11 M 11 W 11.5 M 12 M 12 W 13 M 13 W 14 MMore details
Garavani Ranch Flowers cowboy boots36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 41More details
A favorite for all the influencers on the ‘gram but unfortunately, I’m not ready to part with my Raybans just yet. You must know the ones, shop the edit.
When this trend emerged onto the scene, I couldn’t get behind it. Now, the trend has had a few months to develop and be styled, perhaps I could be swayed. You can’t hit a festival without a pair of denim shorts, so for 2019 the way to wear the staple festival style, is through a pair of distressed denim biker shorts.
Best worn with: An oversized band tee, thin belt, and a pair of high-top Docs or sneakers.
The chunky trend did not end with sneakers, nope! And to be honest, I’m actually on board - which surprised me. If you’re heading to a festival especially, you don’t want to be wearing a dainty pair of pretty sandals in the middle of the crowd. You want that extra inch or two on your platforms to see the stage!
- Farfetch$234.00Dr. Martens
Adaira sandals36 40 41More details
- SSENSE$120.00Dr. Martens
Gryphon Sandals40 43 45 46More details
Millie chunky sport sandalsUS 5 US 7 US 8 US 9 US 10 US 11More details
Voan - Women's Sandals Flats - , Size 65 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 10 11More details
Sabrina leather flat buckle sandalsUS 5 US 6 US 7 US 8 US 9 US 10More details
Sandals Women7 8 9 10 11More details
Sandals Women10 11More details
Because if you can't wear a sequin bikini at a festival, when can you?
NYX Tank in Tan.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Genova Crop Top in Metallic .2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Liz Crop Top in Black.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
$52.00by the way.
Tiara Tulip Crop Top in Black.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Tops to buy for festivals
- Cropped floral tops + long sleeves
- Off the shoulder tops
- 80's inspired puff sleeve tops
- Wrap around tops
If you're looking for a special edit of tops for festival season, REVOLVE have your back with their selection of festival favorites.
Woven Floral Print Wrap Shirred Waist Top2 4 6 8 10More details
Floral Print Puff Sleeve Crop Top2 4 6 8 10More details
- Forever 21$22.90Forever 21
Sheer Chiffon Floral Print Crop TopMore details
Kasey One Shoulder Bodysuit in .2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Cody Wrap Front Top in Black.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Cora Top in White.2XS XS S M XLMore details
Susan Off Shoulder Top in Pink.2XS XS S M LMore details
Abigail Smocked Top in White.S MMore details
- Revolve$178.00Rebecca Minkoff
Geneva Top in Black.2XS XS S M LMore details
Rae Wrap Tie Top in Mustard.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
$44.00by the way.
Felicity Wrap Long Sleeve Top in Brown.2XS XS S M XLMore details
Dolores Top in Pink.2XS XS S M L XLMore details
Denim Jumpsuits - thoughts?
As cool as these jumpsuits are just imagine for one minute how you might feel when you're desperate for the toilet and you're in a long line for the porterloos?
If you would like to capitalize on the re-emerging dungaree trend, discover the range of dungaree dresses - perfect for festivals!
Have you already thought about an outfit you're going to put together for the next festival? Have you spotted a new favorite Influencer at a festival near you? Let us know on Instagram!