August marks the time of year where we must give a bittersweet farewell to summer, a season filled with blazing hot days and steamy nights. Along with summer also marks the end of festival season, a time where music, art and fashion reigns supreme. Whether you headed out to the deserts of Cali’s Coachella or hopped the ferry to NYC’s Governor’s Ball, there could never be enough festival style inspiration to go around for the summers to come. Festival style this summer saw the rebirth of the ’70s, a decade influenced by romantic silhouettes, majestic maxi skirts and billowing bell sleeves in an array of cuts. Hold on tight to these pieces, Fashionistas. They aren’t going anywhere.
This Fashionista showcased her festival style while remaining true to the style sentiments of the ’70s by wearing a cropped, off-the-shoulder bell sleeve top and a flowy maxi skirt with a side slit. This co-ord features an ornate bohemian print with subtle hints of blue that complements the deep maroon of the ensemble. To complete the festival ready, boho-chic nature of this Fashionista’s look, she pairs the ensemble with a pair of braided camel-colored flat sandals to keep her toes cool. She brings the look back to this decade with blue, reflective, round sunnies, a tattoo choker necklace and silver rings. This Fashionista topped off her look with a double bun hairstyle, making her truly ready to handle the sweltering festival heat.
This Fashionista’s outfit works well for festival season for many reasons. The flowy and open nature of her top and maxi skirt not only prove to be fashionable but functional as well. The slit of the maxi skirt and cropped off-the-shoulder top allows for the Fashionista to remain cool when a breeze passes through the area, giving much needed relief to hot festival conditions. The matching co-ord set takes away the headache of finding the perfect outfit. The flat sandals are essential for walking around the festival grounds for hours at a time. And lastly, the Fashionista’s sunglasses are a must-have for protecting her eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. How will you be styling yourself next festival season?
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I’ve always loved a matching set for summer and festivals. Not only does it make it super easy to get dressed, but they often come in flowy fabrics designed to keep you cool during festival season, which is super important.”