Festival season is almost here so we will share our fashion tips and sunglasses recommendations!
Music festivals are the newest hot trend among celebrities and it-girls. These festivals have become a sort of impromptu fashion showcase, where attendees show off the best, most buzz-worthy festival outfits they can put together. If you're at a loss as to what to wear to a festival, you can just keep a few basic things in mind and build your entire look off of those.
Also, since most daytime music festivals are held under the sun, you can surely benefit from a pair of stylish sunglasses that add even more flair to your look.
Incorporate a lot of florals
Music festivals are trying to recapture the magic of Woodstock, the iconic flower child music festival. With this in mind, attendees today incorporate a lot of flowers in their look. You can have a cotton floral dress that can go with a denim or brown leather vest. Your shoes can have flower detailing. Also, you can cop a pair of cat-eye Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses that have a delicate flower detailing on the frames.
Get comfortable in loud patterns
Music festivals see a lot of bold colors and loud patterns in attendees' outfits. You can put on a patterned crop top or a pair of leopard print shorts. You can wear a flowy tunic sporting tribal patterns. You can also opt for a long, lacy shift dress. Your clothes can either fit you snugly or flow out from your body. The trick here is to determine what works best for your body type. Smaller frames can do best in shorts and short dresses, as well as well-fitting tops. Meanwhile, taller girls can get away with wearing long, flowy clothes.
You can find sunglasses with frames that match the color and pattern of your clothes. Banton Frameworks has a collection of handmade frames for men and woman that will go down a treat at any of this this year’s festivals.
Wear comfortable but stylish shoes
Going to a music festival entails standing for long periods of time or walking on uneven or dusty turf. Even though a pair of thin heels can work best with the outfit you chose, odds are that you'll have to endure hours of pain and discomfort for the sake of style. If you want to wear heels, you would do well with shorter, chunkier heels. You can also wear tasseled ankle boots that can protect your feet from accumulating too much dirt or dust. You can also wear strappy leather sandals or gladiator shoes.
The thing to consider when picking your shoes for a festival is the combination of style and comfort.
Dress for the weather
Music festivals get crowded and hot. Some festivals are held in a humid desert, under the hot sun. This means that you need to pick an outfit that won't give you heat stroke. You therefore need to be careful with the material of your clothes. You need to avoid polyester, which is a material best suited for cold weather. You also need to avoid rayon and silk, since they are water resistant and will cause sweat to build up. White tops or dresses will also be great, since they can hide sweat stains very well.
Love layers and tassels
Layering can pack an extra punch in your outfits. For example, you can wear a light cotton shirt over a patterned crop top. You can also incorporate tassels by carrying tasseled leather bags or wearing tasseled earrings. You can wear a tasseled west over a tank top and shorts. If you're concerned about the heat, you can wear a sheer lace top over a bikini top. You can also layer your necklaces by wearing chains or beads in varying lengths.
Put on metal and beaded jewelry
Another striking trend in festival fashion is the prominence of shiny, metallic jewelry. A lot of people are wearing studded sandals, heavy silver rings, and chokers with shiny metal pendants. If you're feeling a little edgy, you can wear a pure metal choker and layer a few necklaces to complete your look.
You can also get your sunglasses to match your jewelry by getting a glittering pair or frames that have metallic studs.
Modernize vintage looks
Since music festival looks pay tribute to hippie chic fashion, you can take cues from pictures of Woodstock and musicians from the sixties or early seventies. Janet Joplin, for example, sported flowy robes with loud patterns and round sunglasses. Jimi Hendrix was often seen with wide, trumpet-like sleeves and scarves tied around his head. You can update these looks to make them look less dated by streamlining the silhouettes or toning the patterns down.
Work with your skin tone
People with warm skin tones have a golden, yellowish, or bronze tint to their skin. People with cool skin tones have a pinkish, bluish undertone to their complexion. A warm skin tone can look sickly with the wrong color, while some colors can wash out cool skin tones. People with warm skin tones look better in gold and earth tones. People with cool skin tones look better in blues, pinks, purples, and shades of gray and black.
Adopt a boho hairstyle
If you've seen Gossip Girl, then you've admired Blake Lively's long, beachy locks at least once. Festival goers usually sport the same flowing, wavy hair with strategic highlights. You can achieve this look and maintain it by moisturizing and conditioning your hair properly. You can also accessorize your hair with a headband, or even tie it up in a ponytail to avoid tangles. Of course, you can also just let your hair flow by leaving it down.
Bare your legs or midriff
Or both! If you're attending a festival in warmer climes, this look is for you. Patterned or embroidered crop tops can keep you cool while making you look stylish. You can wear short shorts or short dresses with hems that stop mid-thigh. You can accentuate your legs with strappy gladiator sandals or accessorize with an eye-catching bellybutton ring.