It is that time of year again: festival season. Although Coachella 2014 has come and gone, Bonnaroo is about to hit Tennessee at full force. With Sir Elton John (my favorite singer of all time) in this year’s line-up, it is imperative to look one’s best.
It is also the season of the crop top. From Jennifer Lawrence sporting a crop top circa 1970 for X-Men: Days of Future Past to Miley Cyrus supporting her favorite team—the Bulls—with a midriff-bearing jersey, this trend is definitely one to follow this summer.
This week’s Fashionista played with patterns when she paired this striped crop top (very Parisian, if you ask me) with a polka-dot skirt that will provide comfort in the heat wave that is soon to hit us. Flats, like these from Kate Spade, add a nice touch to this pattern play, especially since you will want to maneuver through the crowd when your favorite band graces the stage. When worn together, they create the perfect festival outfit.
In terms of beauty, take into account this Fashionista’s lip stain. A red lip with a black and white ensemble is a must because it draws attention to the outfit—unless you can rock black lipstick like Lorde. Although black and white are a classic combination, it is easy to cross the line between chic and bland. Red lip stain will add a pop of color to your outfit, as will a fabulous pair of flats like the ones sported by our Fashionista.
Festival season is upon us. Heed this Fashionista’s style and you will certainly be the talk of the crowd.
One Simple Change: Not in the festival spirit? If you are taking classes this summer, trade this crop top in for an ombré, Oxford button-down. Tuck it into your skirt for a school appropriate ensemble.