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8 Ways to Update Festival Style

You ever hear a song and love it the moment you hear it? Fast forward to when that song reaches radio popularity. Do you still get the same feels when you have heard that song three times in one long car ride? Do you eventually come to  semi-hate that song because you know that without fail you will hear at the top of every hour?

Now, let’s equate this to a fashion trend. The festival inspired trend to be exact. At first, festival fashion was fresh. Coachella and other music festival were nothing new, but fashion brands saw that they could join in on the fun. At first it was great. Lately, it has become predictable. In mid-March, stores begin to roll out the fringe and the crochet. If you need a flower crown, don’t worry their accessories section will have you covered.

This would not be a problem if the originality wasn’t gone. Festival fashion is reminiscent of the 60’s and so chic when done the right way. It is not a trend that needs to go. The problem isn’t the trend, it is how people wear. There just has to be more than high-waist denim shorts, a crop top, and a flower crown.  If you want a fresh take on festival style, here are some tips to update your look.

Wear a Head Wrap

Photo: We Heart It

The flower crown will always have a place at music festivals. If you want to take a different approach, try wearing a scarf around your head for an effortless boho vibe. There are also plenty of ways to tie the scarf to make it your own. This is great for girls medium to long length hair! Through in a some beachy waves for good measure.


Wear a Two Piece

Photo: raraPR
Photo: raraPR

A coordinate set is the perfect update to festival fashion. It’s carefree, so dancing along to your favorite artist will be a breeze. Coordinate sets are also so much easier to find than they used to be!


Play Up Your Legs in a Subtle Way

High Slit Maxi
Photo: Cacique Tribe

A maxi dress with a high slit (or two) is a subtle way to show some leg without wearing a pair of shorts or a skirt. It completely fits in with festival style and will be great to wear all day.

Forever 21
Forever 21

Wear Crochet Differently

Photo: Racked

Rather than wearing that crochet top why not go big and wear a crochet dress. It’s chic, sexy, and your outfit definitely will not be predictable.

Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

Go Off-the-Shoulder

Photo: Song of Style
Photo: Song of Style

If you don’t have an off-the-shoulder top, you need one. It is one of spring’s biggest trends. The top is also perfect for festival looks! It can be worn with skirts, jeans, shorts, and even a pair of cool bell bottoms (those are super in too)!

Embrace Suede

Suede Coachella
Photo: The Zoe Report

Suede isn’t just for the fall/winter anymore! It will continue trending through the spring and summer just in time for all of your favorite music festivals.


Layer with a Kimono

Photo: Because I'm Addicted
Photo: Because I’m Addicted

A kimono can take an otherwise basic look and add a bit of zest. It pairs well with shorts and form fitting dresses. Be sure to go with a bold print!


Add a Fringe Vest

Photo: Harper's Bazaar
Photo: Harper’s Bazaar

A fringe vest is a fabulous way to elevate a look. Whether you are throwing it over a dress or a crop top and shorts a vest is always a great idea. It is a simple addition that makes a world of difference.

Forever 21
Forever 21

How would YOU update festival style?


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