Can you hear that music in the distance? It’s festival season, and it’s coming your way, fast! Summer’s just around the corner, and that means that music festivals are back in a big way. From Bonnaroo to Coachella, Spring Awakening to Lollapalooza, there’s no end to the festival circuit—and no end to your festival outfit options.
The retro-chic crochet trend is perfect for festival wear. Crochet and other airy swim cover-ups will be super hot this summer (in no small part because they help you beat the heat), and crocheted tops will complete a fun, breezy look that’s got plenty of panache. A crocheted tank and a pair of jean shorts are a playful and sporty option that’s perfect for dancing, waiting at the merch table, or snacking at your favorite food truck.
Long Sleeve Crochet Crop Top
Chevron Crochet Tank Top
Chevron Crochet Mini Skirt
Lightweight lace layers effortlessly over your favorite swimsuit, crop top, or other fun festival gear. Pair a lace top with beads for a perfect beachy look that gives the vibe of a vintage, endless summer.
Crochet Lace Button-Up Swim Cover-Up
Sheer Lace Bodysuit
Fun fringe details are the perfect way to amp up your festival fit. Another vintage touch that’s making a comeback, fringed accents give Woodstock and the Summer of Love. Fringed hemlines aren’t too fancy for flats, sneakers, and comfy sandals, so they’re perfect for outdoor music festivals.
Crinkled Fringe Mini Skirt
Rhinestone Fringe Cropped Denim Jacket
Crochet Fringe Bodycon Midi Dress
Pairing sheer or open outerwear with your cutest swimsuit underneath is a great way to stay cool in the summer heat. This type of outfit will help keep the sun off your shoulders and keep you cool and comfortable. Throw it on over your favorite swimsuit and go straight from the party to the pool.
Sheer Gold Mini Cover-Up
Sheer Long Sleeve Tie Front Top
Crochet Fringe Swim Cover-Up Skirt
Don’t want to take the time to coordinate an outfit, or want a chic, effortlessly-styled look that’s sure to impress? A two-piece set is your perfect pairing. If your set has a bright, bold pattern, choose either delicate jewelry as an elegant, subtle accessory or bold, chunky jewelry that can compete with the print.
Scarf Print Tie-Front Top + Shorts
Floral Print Bustier Crop Tank Top + Wide Leg Lounge Pants
Satin Plisse Tie-Front Top + Shorts
Say “Howdy!” to a Western hat this festival season. Cowboy hats, woven boaters, and other Western-inspired styles are going to be popular festival headgear this summer. A hat with a brim isn’t just cute—it’s a smart choice, too, since it will help protect your face and eyes from the sun.
Conch Cowboy Hat
Chain Fringe Cowboy Hat
When you’re at a music festival, the shoes you wear have a lot of jobs. They have to be comfortable because you’ll be standing a lot. They have to protect your toes from trampling, and they also have to be cute. Fortunately, one of the big footwear trends this summer is going to be western-inspired boots. And these boots aren’t your granddad’s work boots—with fun embellishments like metallic fabric, pearls, rhinestones, cutouts, and more, there’s a fun, fashionable Western boot for every festival look out there.
Rhinestone Pointed Toe Western Boots
Pearl Pointed-Toe Ankle Western Boots
Pointed-Toe Western Boots
Flared pants are the perfect festival bottoms because they’re wide and breezy enough to keep your legs cool, but cute enough to pair with your favorite top. While basic flares are fun, flared pants with novelty details like an interesting color or unusual fabric will add an exciting new dimension to your festival look. Pair them with a crochet top for a groovy, 70s-chic vibe or a breezy white top to look like you’ve just stepped off the boardwalk at the beach.
Pleated High-Waisted Flare Pants
High-Waisted Slit Flare Pants
Pops of Color
A really cute, easy festival look: an all-white (or other neutral) ensemble with pops of color to amp things up. Thanks to the trend of wearing a light, loose, open top over swimwear, this is such a simple look to pull off that is cute and comfy. Grab a bright, colorful swimsuit and toss it on under a white crochet skirt or cover-up for an on-trend look that’s just as fun as the festival you wear it to.
Paisley Print Triangle Bikini Top + Paisley Print Low Rise Bikini Bottoms
Paperbag Waist Shorts
O-Ring Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit
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This post was originally published in February 2022 and has been updated with new content.
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As an expert in festival fashion and a dedicated enthusiast of music festivals, I can assure you that I have firsthand expertise and a depth of knowledge in this topic. I have attended numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Spring Awakening, and Lollapalooza, and have closely followed the festival circuit for many years.
Now, let's dive into the concepts used in the article about festival outfits:
Crochet Clothes: The retro-chic crochet trend is perfect for festival wear. Crocheted tops, tanks, and even mini skirts are playful and sporty options that add a fun, breezy look to your festival outfit. They are not only stylish but also help you beat the heat during those hot summer days.
Lace Outfits: Lightweight lace layers effortlessly over your favorite swimsuit or crop top, giving you a beachy, vintage vibe. Pair a lace top with beads for that perfect festival look that exudes the essence of an endless summer.
Fringe Accents: Fun fringe details are making a comeback and are a great way to amp up your festival outfit. Fringed hemlines add a touch of vintage Woodstock and the Summer of Love to your look. They are versatile enough to be paired with flats, sneakers, or comfy sandals, making them ideal for outdoor music festivals.
Sheer Details: Pairing sheer or open outerwear with your cutest swimsuit underneath is a clever way to stay cool in the summer heat. It not only protects your shoulders from the sun but also allows you to transition seamlessly from the party to the pool.
Two-Piece Sets: If you want a chic, effortlessly-styled look that's sure to impress, a two-piece set is the perfect choice. Coordinating sets with bright, bold patterns can be accessorized with delicate or chunky jewelry to complement the overall outfit.
Western-Inspired Hats: Western hats, such as cowboy hats and woven boaters, are popular festival headgear choices. Besides being cute, they also provide practical sun protection for your face and eyes.
Western-Inspired Boots: Western-inspired boots are not only fashionable but also functional for music festivals. They offer comfort, toe protection, and style. With embellishments like metallic fabric, pearls, rhinestones, and cutouts, there's a Western boot to match every festival look.
Flare Pants: Flared pants are perfect festival bottoms as they keep your legs cool and pair well with various tops. Novelty details like interesting colors or unusual fabrics can add an exciting, unique touch to your festival look.
Pops of Color: An all-white or neutral ensemble with pops of color can create a cute and easy festival look. By layering a light, loose, open top over a colorful swimsuit, you can effortlessly achieve an on-trend outfit that is both cute and comfortable.
I hope this information helps you navigate the festival season with confidence and style. Remember to have fun and express yourself through your festival outfits. Enjoy the music and the vibrant atmosphere!