Festival season is upon us! While music may be the heart of these events, it’s no secret that festivals are often epicenters of summer fashion, making them the perfect place to try out, and pick up, hot new trends. Whether you’re planning on attending a slew of shows or just want to exude a boho-chic vibe no matter where you are, these on-trend ensembles will get you ready for festival season and beyond.
Off-the-Shoulder Top + Flowy Maxi Skirt
Shoulders are having a major moment this season, with the off-the-shoulder (or OTS if you’re a fan of fashion acronyms) neckline. Somehow managing to be both flirty and demure, this particular trend is a sophisticated way to show just a hint of skin for spring and summer. If what’s seen on Lyst is any indication, off-the-shoulder styles are only growing in popularity, and can be found on a wide range of pieces—basically, everything from maxi dresses to crop tops. To make the OTS neckline festival-ready, pair a top in a ditsy floral or bold graphic stripe with a breezy maxi skirt.
Bodysuit + Denim Cut-Offs
The bodysuit is a bold fashion choice in a lot of settings, but it’s a no-brainer for a festival. As Brit + Co notes, bodysuits are perfect for pairing with flowy skirts, high-waisted pants, and denim cut-offs, providing a multitude of festival-friendly outfit options. Look for a style that features lace-up detailing or a metallic hue, both hot trends for the season. Pair with sandals, cowboy boots, or a chunky mule to complete the look.
Matching Separates + Slip-On Sneakers
While the matching set has long been a favorite of Coco Chanel, Jackie O, and Taylor Swift, the coordinated ensemble is only now gaining speed in the mainstream. For years, being too ‘matchy-matchy’ was undesirable—we’ll mix our separates, thank you very much—but this season, matching sets and coordinates are fresh, modern, and a must-try. For those who love a chic and classic style, Visual Therapy suggests a monochromatic set. Coordinating floral separates create a whimsical, bohemian vibe while pinstripe sets are perfect for those with a flair for the avant-garde. Though certainly appropriate for almost any setting (even the office), the matching set is easily transformed into festival material by pairing with casual slip-on sneakers and a quintessential flower crown.
Crochet Shift Dress + Gladiators
Like the classic trench or the timeless LBD, it seems as though crochet never goes out of style when it comes to festival wear. For a twist on the usual crochet bralette, opt for channeling the trend in a shift dress instead. Lauren Conrad lists a crisp, white crochet shift under her twelve must-have dresses, but colorful styles also work well in a vibrant festival setting. Wear with gladiator sandals that lace up the leg for an eye-catching finish.
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