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Music Fest Outfits

Katie Davies
girls at summer festival

A music festival, for some, is one of the most important cultural events on their annual calendar. Usually during the summer months, festivals are incredibly fun to experience. Some even last multiple days, so it's important that you're feeling and looking good if you're heading to one soon. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to sacrifice your comfort at a festival for the sake of being stylish. The following outfits are fabulous as well as functional.

Classic Festival Chic

If you've ever been to a summer festival before, you'll know that a lot of ladies live in denim shorts and cute cami tops. This gives off a laid-back and effortlessly chic aesthetic and is particularly convenient if you're camping at a festival and you don't want to spend too much time getting ready every day.

The denim shorts in question are usually blue and the cami is typically worn under a long-sleeved check shirt, but both pieces are nearly always teamed with waterproof wellies to tackle any mud due to bad weather.

Want to look even more festival ready? Accessorize with an official lanyard around your neck, a utilitarian backpack, and flowers in your hair - and don't forget your sunglasses.

friends hanging out at music festival

Bright and Summery

When you're in a crowd and it's already hot outside, the general consensus is that it's best to wear as little as possible. That's why you might see a lot of women in bikini tops or wrapped fabric tops with shorts or high-waisted skirts at festivals.

This look is all about epitomizing summer through swimwear and key seasonal pieces that will dazzle in the sunshine. Choose bright hues or tie-dye prints, and you won't go far wrong.

If you're not sure about this ensemble or you're feeling a little shy about the "less is more" notion, you can always wear a layer over your top in the form of a comfy cardigan or cool denim trucker jacket.

friends at a festival experience

Boho Magic

A music festival is the perfect opportunity for you to channel your inner hippie. Vintage-inspired fashion reigns supreme at festivals, from 1960s fringed jackets and paisley printed dresses to 1970s floaty floral frocks and flared-sleeved tops.

In terms of accessories to complete the look, choose layered chain necklaces, earrings with feathers, and satchels featuring peace symbols. Then finish everything off with a floppy fedora hat or flower power headband. Groovy, baby!

girls together at festival

Sequin Glam

If you're only heading to a festival for a day or you want to look your very best, you can opt for a more polished and pristine appearance. Sequins are a great way to glam up your outfit without looking too overpowering or overdone, especially if you dress them down with understated separates in muted tones.

A colorful sparkly jacket or standout sequin shorts will look spectacular if you dress them down with neutrals, like white, cream, gray, or black, to let them stand out and do the talking. Want to make the maximum amount of impact? Amp up the sass through immaculately curled hair and glitzy jewelry.

woman at a summer music festival

Rock Chick Grunge

If you're heading to a rock festival, as opposed to a dance or pop festival, why not fully embrace the alternative look and opt for key staples in the form of a black leather jacket, ripped jeans, and a band t-shirt?

You can grunge this ensemble up even further by choosing accessories with studs and spikes and wearing chokers around your neck. It's all about embracing your inner rock chick and channelling powerful outfits that are full of attitude. Vibrant pink or blue hair is optional.

rock chick grunge

Have Fun with Festival Fashion

The bands might be the main focus; however, with the perfect look, you'll stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. There's nothing stopping you from playing around with different festival looks until you find one that works for you. Or, better yet, why not mix and match them to create your own unique aesthetic and make a serious style statement? Either way, remember that festival fashion is extremely wearable and you're meant to have fun with it. After all, festival vibes are all about peace, love, harmony, and good music.

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Music Fest Outfits