Festival season is just around the corner so come prepared in style!
Festival-goers it’s time to pull out your John Lennon shades, psychedelic patterns, high-waisted shorts, denim, hippie bling, and anything else you might find at Woodstock.
This is the time of year when individuals can walk the festival runways in any version of themselves they may not normally be in day to day life.
According to Emma Greenberg from Rollingstone.com, “From the desert of Indio to the city of Austin, from Randall’s Island to Las Vegas, festival-goers are decked head to toe in crochet, tie-dye, denim, neon, and fringe.”
Greenberg continued, “Music festivals have become an excuse to dress up as your favorite hippie-hipster-rave-punk-rock-flower-child version of yourself.”
Some of last year’s Coachella female attendants included Katy Perry and Sienna Miller who were both seen wearing crop tops and oversized round sunglasses.
Other popular female fashion tops included anything floral paisley, crocheted, or laced.
High-waisted shorts and skirts were also rampant at some of last year’s main events along with the original sundress.
Jewelry and accessories included Spirithoods, fanny packs, flowers in the hair, custom dangling jeweled princess-like headpieces, feather headdresses, parasol umbrellas for the sun, and face paint. Face paint can be an easy and cheap way to individualize any outfit and raise your fun factor!
Male participants ranged from preppy hipsters to 90’s grunge but all seem to carry a very vintage vibe.
Men could be found wearing tank tops, T-shirts, and button ups of tribal, Aztec, or neo-shamanic patterns. Short shorts and rolled up skinny jeans seemed to be the theme. Some even added on the tie-around-your-waist long sleeve as layers.
Indiana Jones-like bluegrass hats and fedoras are also a common accessory to help protect yourself from the sun.
According to Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. of Billboard.com, “Dreamier than other festivals, the fashion at Coachella reveals the softer side to rock ’n’ roll. Paisley and floral prints run amuck on effortlessly chic sun and maxi dresses, tank tops, shorts, and pretty much any fabric that can cover the body.”
DelliCarpini continued, “Whimsical dresses, crop tops, denim jackets and multicolored shorts are the rage on the desert-flocking folk. And on their sand covered feet, festival-goers opt for Converses, ankle boots and wedges at the sunny gathering.”
Although all of these tips will be helpful for dressing in your best festival attire try customizing old clothing at home.
It’s fun and can also be the easiest and cheapest way to come ready. Tie-dying or cutting up fringe is simple and instantly customized.
Handmade garments and one of a kind pieces’ that express your personality and uniqueness will help you to stand out on the dance floor as well.
The website Etsy.com can be one of the easiest sources for helping with your own ideas as well as finding one of a kind custom clothing and accessories to fit any festival style.