Summer music festival season is in full swing, and you know what that means, time to start putting together that killer outfit that will up your social media game and showcase your personal style in new and creative ways.
Whether you’re going to Lollapalooza, Hard Summer, or Country Jam – it truly doesn’t matter because these key fashion pieces are the perfect go-to to amplify any outfit for an outdoor summer music festival.
1. Graphic Tees and Fashion Tanks
The first item on the list of must-haves for festival season are comfortable, yet trendy, tops. Examples of this would be graphic tees which can be versatile. Wear them tucked in, tied up, or oversized as dresses. Another option we love, are trendy tanks that tie up, have cut outs, fun patterns, or unique backs. Bonus points if you add a cute bralette under to change up the style. Tops like these will not only keep you comfortable in that warm festival weather, but also add that understated-style aesthetic that any festival outfit needs.
Hats are the simplest addition to any outfit, yet can change a look almost completely. Throw them on for style purposes, and take your look from good to great, while keeping your face cool and shaded from that hot summer sun. The best part about hats is that if you ever get tired of wearing it, all you have to do is take it off and stick it in your bag, or hold it up to use as a fan. Top hat trends we love this summer include embroidered baseball caps and woven hats.
One of the most important parts of any festival outfit is the bag. Festival rules generally require bags to be smaller in nature, and limit what attendees can bring in for safety, so it’s important to pick a bag that follows the rules, while still being fun and unique. Small leather backpacks are easy to carry around for hours and have multiple compartments to keep valuables safe. For someone who only needs to bring in smaller items, such as cards and cash, small crossbody bags and fanny packs are the perfect festival essential. Try finding ones with cool patterns or animal prints!
Nothing ruins a festival more than wearing uncomfortable shoes. When it comes to standing in the sun for hours, it’s understandable to put comfort first. But comfort doesn’t have to push fashion aside, picking shoes such as fashion print sneakers, trendy running shoes, and even cowboy boots that you’ve taken the time to wear in, are all great options for enhancing festival style. Allow yourself to buy that new pair of stylish boots to replace your old ones, or those new platform sneakers. Just remember to wear them a few times in advance to break them in, so you’re comfortable the day of the show!
Bonus Section: Festival Fashion for Men
Don’t think we forgot the guys! We know many men take the time to find a little something extra for their festival outfits too. Some great styling tips include trend sunglasses such as Ray–Bans or Oakleys, snapback hats, and comfortable shoes like Hey Dudes or flip flops to make walking around large venues easy. Check below for some Inspiration on what to pair with these pieces!