WHAT TO WEAR: Festival

What to Wear

Coachella just passed, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo are coming up and bohemian styles for the season can be seen all over the street. As the weather warms, festival season begins. Days filled with music, peace and nature also require a look that is best known as “festival style.” This consists of free-flowing attire, layers and regressing back to the days of Woodstock and The Beatles.

While festivals include all the most beautiful things in the world, they also involve “roughing it.” Meaning, a lot of the time you have to pitch a tent, sleep outside and do it all again the next day. To do this, you need to have a look that can withstand the elements and blend within the festival scene. This Fashionista pulls off the festival look by channeling her inner Lana with flowing materials and unique accessories. Her gorgeous kimono-esque cape first stood out to me. Capes and kimonos are the type of loose material you can use to achieve ultimate layers for your festival look, they are also very versatile pieces. The kimono pairs perfectly with this Fashionista’s cut-off leggings. While you may prefer high-waisted shorts or a maxi skirt, the festival grounds tend to get muddy and you don’t know what kind of weather will come your way, so her choice in pants is certainly ideal.

When it comes to festival style, accessories make the look. You often see attendees rocking flower headbands, oversized hats, long satchels and trendy sunnies. This Fashionista takes on a few of those items, first with her circle-framed mirror sunglasses. Perfect for both spring/summer seasons and festivals, this Fashionista brings in a bohemian vibe with her trendy shades. Her long chain necklace adds to the flowing style of the look often associated with festivals. This Fashionista made the smart decision of putting her hair in a topknot and showing off her turquoise earrings, which bring some color into the all-black outfit. Her fingers are dressed with a variety of different statement rings, bringing some fun into the look.

Whether you’re going to a local festival, like Sweet Life in D.C. or a major festival, like Lolla, follow this Fashionista’s lead by dressing in free-flowing and bohemian attire.

One Simple Change: As the weather warms, trips to the beach are absolutely mandatory! Switch out the leggings and flats for a pair of high-waisted jean shorts and flip flops; you’re ready for a fun day at the beach!


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