Festival season is finally here and you can hardly wait to see your favorite band perform at Lollapalooza this year. Only now that you’ve got tickets, there's still one major problem… You have no idea what you’re going to wear. What’s trending nowadays? Is boho fashion still in? Can you pull off Y2K? The old you would have driven to the nearest mall and bought the first shiny thing you saw on the store racks. But you want a festival look that’s unique, stylish, and sustainable at the same time.
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled this year’s most popular music festival fashion trends. Complete with ethical styling ideas, so you can shop your values and still look cute. Whether you’ll be rocking out to Metallica this summer or dancing the night away at the Doja Cat stage, here are the top 6 festival fashion trends that will have you grooving all season long.
Top Music Festival Fashion Trends for Spring and Summer
1. 60s and 70s Looks
This year we’re seeing the return of iconic pieces from the 60s and 70s at major music festivals across the country. Cue colorful bell-bottoms, kaleidoscopic sequins, and crystal beads. Flashy prints and psychedelic color schemes. Pull off this era by pairing wide-leg palazzo pants — like our ethical, handwoven Spinnaker Pants — with a white, lacy bralette or bright-colored tank top. Accessorize with metallic rings and your favorite straw hat. Opt for a slit in the sides of the Spinnaker for a fun, breezy look that will keep you cool in the summer heat, yet still keep your legs warm if there’s a chill evening breeze.
It’s no secret that flowy gypsy skirts and flower crowns have all but disappeared, as boho makes its quiet exit from the music festival scene. But don’t discount the fact that the fringe look of boho fashion is still very much in. Throw on an edgy, cropped, black denim jacket with fringe along its sleeves and back. Blend eras with a 90s crop top and 70s bell-bottom look, but tie it all together with a small fringe crossbody bag. Go for a bright, fringe hem top like our Lua and pair with shorts and white sneakers for an all-day comfy outfit. Or slip on our organic cotton Neoma Kaftan in Blue, with side, front, and back slits, to give off regal desert vibes.
3. Western Wear
Let loose and channel some cowboy spirit because Western wear is in this season. Think cowboy boots and denim on denim. Play around with different tones of blue denim or switch it up with browns and whites. For an ultra one-of-a-kind look, try upcycling your old jeans into a chic patchwork jacket. Add some distressing and embellishments for a more rustic and vintage feel. Not into the whole double denim thing? Keep the blue look of denim with our fair trade Blue Lagoon shorts. Pair with a white top and blue denim jacket (bonus points if the jacket has fringe). Finally, put on some cowboy boots and a cowboy hat for an impressive festival-ready look.
Gone are the days when we think of crochet fashion as only lumpy cardigans and grandma-wear. Enter vibrant halter tops in floral crocheted patterns, floppy crochet bucket hats, and multicolored crochet shorts. Crochet is all the rage in festival fashion this year. For an easy, stylish look, pair a cream crochet tank top with our sustainable Charlie shorts. Put on your favorite gold hoop earrings and a straw hat for an outfit that will keep you looking cool all day in the festival heat.
5. Bold Colors and Prints
Another major trend in festival fashion is bold colors and prints. You’ll want to leave minimalist earth tones and pastels at home this year. Go for a red, boxy sleeveless tee or an orange patterned button-down and matching shorts set. Try a neon green blazer with black platform boots. Or spice up festival season in our bold Salsa Dress and pair it with an open crown hat and shoes of your choice. For a piece with a longer hem, dress up in our Tropical Kaftan with bold print and slits for a breathable, beautiful festival look.
6. Mini-Everything with Y2K
Take things back to the year 2000 with nostalgic Y2K looks. The revival of Y2K fashion this season is bringing joy to festival-goers of all ages from millennials to Gen Z. Put on a bright baby tee and mini skirt with chunky white sneakers. Accessorize with butterfly hair clips, colored sunglasses, and a beaded necklace. If mini skirts aren't your thing, try our ethical Ella Tank and wear the opening in the front. Style with light wash flare denim jeans and a pink baguette bag for a playful and cute outfit that screams Y2K.
Enjoy Music Festival Season Without the Eco Guilt
Now that you've read this guide, planning your Lollapalooza outfit is going to be a breeze. You're ready to grace this year's music festivals in ethical style no matter which trend you choose. Whether you don a cowboy hat or attempt Y2K, our sustainable garments will have you jamming out in comfort all season long.
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