Alternative Festival Season Looks

How To Dress For Festival Season Your Way


Festival season kicks off this weekend with famous the two weekend event, Coachella.  If you are one of those lucky enough to attend this years Coachella festival, then I bet you have put a lot of time and thought into your wardrobe for this see and be seen event.  With talent from all over the world performing, including headlining artists like Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, there is never a dull moment.

With the rising popularity of Coachella, more retailers than ever are cashing in on festival trends, debuting special collections dedicated to these summer events.  Because the festival look has become so accessible, these watered down looks have been deemed as notoriously basic.  Gone are the days of flower crowns and crochet tops.  The festival uniform of today isn't really a uniform at all, but rather an expression of your own style, and these events are the perfect setting for you to try a new trend you aren't sure about.   If you are truly a bohemian babe, don't let me stop you from going all out!  But if you aren't, don't fret, there are so many other options that will suit your style, so dress in a way that speaks to you!  After all, festival season is really about is good music, good friends, and of course, good threads.

With temperatures expected to reach a scorching 90 degrees in the desert this weekend, dressing for comfort is another factor to consider.  Whether you are heading to a sponsored pool party or kicking it with friends, these are some Festival approved looks that are sure to turn heads.



This look gives off the ultimate cool-girl vibe.  If boho isn't really your style, swap out those flowy skirts for this street style look.  Pair it with your favorite sneakers and you are ready to party.  This H&M dress is only 12.99, and can be styled an endless amount of ways.  This Lulu Guinness leather lips purse is not only perfect for festival season, but can be a fun accent to any look year round.  You can thank Tommy Hilfiger's resurgence as a cool brand in part to his recent Instabait spectacles.  Whether you're a fan or not, this satin hat is throwing it back to the 90's in the best possible way.  The Black Lace choker from Vanessa Mooney finishes off this throwback style.



This look is fit for a princess.  The mom short has been steadily been making its way back into wardrobes across the country, and I'm definitely a fan.  The high waisted cut is super flattering on all body types and the baggy fit gives you more freedom to dance.  This Asos bodysuit with the ruffled sleeve detail is perfect for debuting at a festival.  The fun sleeves are accentuated with the Fringed Chain Earring from By Boe, without taking away from the look.  Accessorize with this velvet embroidered cross shoulder bag to free up your hands.



This style has to be my favorite festival look.  I am obsessing over denim everything these days.  This denim dress is the perfect wash and can be styled so many different ways.  Colorful translucent shades bring me back to early 2000's Spice Girl style.  I never would have thought this trend would make a comeback, but I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised and love these shades in light pink.  These sandals balance the look out and are comfortable enough for those day-long excursions on your feet.  Oversized pendants are the latest trend in jewelry.  If you're not sure about this new trend, try it out at a festival.  This Astral Pendant from Elizabeth and James is simple enough for everyday wear.



Fishnets are everywhere lately, from socks, to sweaters.  This ultra breezy fishnet sweater allows the wearer to breathe easily  in the summer heat, while remaining stylish and trendy.  Mix it up underneath with your favorite bralette or bathing suit.  I love this asymmetrical denim skirt with a frayed edge.  These Flatform slides are perfect for relaxing by the pool and can save you from the pain and suffering of booties.  This bad girl look is topped off with the Trio Stacking Rings from Wanderlust + Co that can be mixed and matched with your favorite accessories.




I think futuristic mermaid accurately describes this look.  I love this sequined clamshell bag that adds a nice pop of color and shine.  It goes perfectly with the tie up pink tee-shirt dress that is as chic as it is comfortable.  Scrunchies nod to forgotten 80's paraphernalia, and this metallic hair tie adds a fun touch.  Don't go too overboard with your jewelry because of the attention grabbing nature of the other accessories.  This Hug and Kiss Stud Set are the perfect earring to be worn by themselves, or as a filler for your second, or cartilage piercings.  I would finish this look off with a pair of fresh, white sneakers.



For those who plan on slaying the bohemian style, this tiered ruffled sleeve and matching pant combo is calling your name.  This two piece set from Asos is very feminine and light enough for those hot desert days.  This Large Sunburst Pendant necklace from House of Harlow highlights the festival-esque nature of this look, with the Crescent Spike Ring set by Luv Aj adding even more boho flair.  Finish it off with this Mango Croc Detail backpack, the perfect size for packing all of your essentials.


I haven't been able to stop thinking about these Elizabeth and James shades available for $185.  I love the shape of the small frames and the sunshine horn color is perfect for spring and summer.  This Missguided transparent glitter fanny pack is essential for hands-free partying.  I loved the look first when Chanel came out with their Lucite Bags, and am loving it even more now that I can cop the same look for less than $20.  This item is so practical and not to mention, waterproof.  These Clare Eyelet Jeans from Nasty Gal are perfect for those cooler nights.  Different denim looks with unexpected cutouts are the latest trend, resurfacing from the early 2000's ( Fingers crossed that nobody takes the low-rise trend seriously again ).  The Dark Floral Choker from Yunis K is screaming festival style, with this handmade piece originating in Los Angeles.  Finish off this look with a graphic tee or crop-top.



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