April 13th, 2015 at 2:00am

It’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner, but wake up Fashionistas/os, it’s happening. Get ready for warmer days, tan skin and, of course, music festivals. It seems as though the festival thing has really exploded in the past few years, becoming the star-studded, can’t-miss events of the season. Festivals are the perfect opportunity for people to get out and make a name for themselves, and that doesn’t just mean the people onstage.

As of the past few years, festivals have influenced countless fashion icons to inspire the masses. Take Vanessa Hudgens, for example. Who was she after High School Musical? What happened? I know, she went to Coachella, and now is one of the first names you think of when you hear “boho-chic.” Her effortlessly hippie looks embody what I think of when I hear “festival fashion.” Of course, there are other ways (and occasions) to rock this look, and this Fashionista proved it.

From Firefly to Coachella, the summer is jam-packed with music festivals across the country. The different festivals have their own unique inspirations that go along with them, but this upcoming season tends to be looking towards the ‘70s across the board. Big trends for this festival season include round sunglasses, seen in black and red on this Fashionista (feat. me in the reflection, hi mom!). They are the perfect John Lennon-meets-Jackie O sunnies that’ll keep your look vintage, but with a modern twist.

Another huge trend for this summer is layered jewelry. It’s all about rings, bangles and necklaces. This Fashionista mixed it up with necklaces of different lengths, metals and charms. They all work perfectly to embellish her smock dress and short sleeve T-shirt. The necklaces give her outfit that perfect tinge of southwestern character true to festivals such as SXSW and Austin City Limits. Continuing to add to the southwest vibe she has going on, this Fashionista completes her outfit with a pair of velvet ankle boots. The maroon color breaks the monotony of the look, and their distressed style creates a desert vibe that can be dressed for any occasion.

How To: The accessories that I found this Fashionista showing off capture the free spirit of festival season, but are versatile enough to wear daily. Trends such as statement sunglasses, excessive jewelry, hats and headpieces can be incorporated into everyday outfits, but be sure to not try every festival trend at once. At the CollegeFashionista x Rebecca Minkoff event, she shared her golden rule for festival wear: pick a few smaller pieces or one big one, and run with it. Try dressing up basic items such as jeans or a plain dress with festival accessories for day-to-day wear, and go all out for a show this summer.