WHAT TO WEAR: Festival

What to Wear

What do fringe, flower crowns and flowy printed dresses all have in common? Festival season, of course! To me, this is a time of year equivalent to the excitement a holiday (even if only for the beautiful blog posts that result). I find myself losing hours researching, admiring and saving my favorite looks from festivals across the country with hopes that I will one day have my own photos to pour over and memories to reflect on. So whether you’ll be in attendance or living vicariously through others, let your soul go on an adventure with whimsical pieces and loads of accessories.

Festival style is all about freedom of expression and that’s what makes it so fun. You can channel fashion eras ranging from the ’60s to the ’90s and everything in between. This Fashionista’s ensemble screams festival – I could just see her in a crowd at Coachella swaying along to Lana Del Ray or dancing the night away with OutKast.

If you’re lost when it comes to packing this year try modeling this Fashionista’s Ella Moss wide-leg pant, or channel your inner gypsy with a pair of bell bottoms from Arnhem. A simple white shirt complements these busy pants while the fringe adds a little festival flair. Bags are also a great way to incorporate fringe – this Cleobella for Ella Moss cross-body bag would be an exquisite accompaniment to any bohemian inspired getup. Another top alternative that seems to be popular in warmer climates is a chic little crop top like this one from For Love & Lemons.

From my extensive festival style observations, when it comes to accessories what’s more is more. Embellish with a beaded head wrap like the one above or opt for a Woodstock feel with a flower crown. Statement rings and layered necklaces are also essential for these occasions. Channel the ’60s with round sunglasses and adorn stacks of bangles and beads on your wrists.

The most important aspects of any festival wardrobe are that they’re fun, free and far-out. Keep these three adjectives in mind and you can’t go wrong!

One Simple Change: Festival style can also be toned down for a perfect beach outfit. Try this tunic, which can be used as a dress at Bonnaroo or a cover-up at the beach!

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