After what felt like an endless winter, it’s finally time to pack away those coats and break out your favorite summer skirts and rompers. Spring has sprung! Not only is the weather absolutely gorgeous, but the festival season is upon us, kicking off with Coachella 2017 in April and BottleRock in May. That means it’s time to start preparing a truly Instagram worthy festival wardrobe.
Not sure where to start? Don’t panic. Taking inspiration from festival fashionistas, like Kendall Jenner, we’ve rounded up 5 fab fashion finds that are guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd.
Boho Me Plunging Tie-Dye Romper, $48; forever21.com
The best festival outfit finds are as comfortable as they are stylish, so it’s not surprise that many of our picks embrace a light, boho feel. When you’re chilling in the spring air all day, the last thing you want is to be swathed in heavy fabric. Sweat is never stylish.
A relaxed white or tan romper, like the Forever 21 Plunging Tie-Die playsuit pictured, will keep you cool and dry without sacrificing style an ounce of style. If rompers aren’t your thing, no problem! Just make sure to opt for an outfit with an equally flowing silhouette, like a floral inspired maxi dress.
Metallic Temporary Tattoos
Jasmine Metallic Tattoos, $9; terratattoos.com
If you’re a regular festival fashionista, you already know that accessories are key. This year, temporary tattoos are trending big time. Make a statement using the latest in long-lasting, vibrant temp tats, like Terra Tattoo’s range of metallic mandalas, tribal bracelets and other cool boho designs.
We love bold, gold styles, but for a more classic look you can also choose from stacks of traditional black tats. For a completely unique temporary tattoo, mix and match different designs to form a completely new image. With over 75 designs for around $10, you can definitely afford to experiment!
G by Guess Hopey Gladiator Sandals, $28, macys.com
No boho-babe’s outfit is complete without a pair of gladiator sandals. Trending since spring 2015, they’re back for another glorious season. They might look modest, but this down to earth shoe style is a favorite of Kendall Jenner. From glorious designer pairs by Valentino to cheapies that can weather a few days dancing in the dirt then be tossed in trash, there’s a gladiator sandal for everyone.
If you’ve got long, slim pins, showcase them with a sexy knee-length style. Need to fake it? Choose a design with a modest heel and shorter straps, as this will give the illusion of longer legs. Even if gladiator sandals aren’t your thing, choosing a similar style of open toed shoe will let your feet breathe and make it easier to show off your stylish temp tattoos.
Rose Flower Crown Headwrap, $8, forever21.com
The hype for flower crowns comes and goes, but thanks to one of Snapchat’s most popular filters, we’re falling in love with this floral accessory all over again. If your overall outfit is subtle and understated, splash out with a wild pop of color for your crown, mixing vibrant reds and yellows to really draw some attention.
But if you’ve already loaded up on statement pieces, like rockin’ sandals and eye-catching body art, aim for muted pastels (like soft pinks and lilacs). You want your crown to complement your carefully constructed outfit, not overpower it. Crowns come in a variety of styles, including a soft white that’s ideal if your romper is brightly colored or patterned.
Lolita Deluxe Sunglasses, $57, dollskill.com
To complete your festival outfit, you need to add one more vital accessory: a pair of shades to protect your eyes and maybe even mask a hangover once the party’s over! Tradition states that Coachella fashion superstars tend to gravitate towards mirrored and tinted aviators.
Keep up with the Kardashian’s but add your own unique twist by selecting a pair of equally stylish sunglasses. These cute, heart-framed sunglasses sport optical grade flash mirror lenses to protect you from both UV A and B while instantly upping your babe factor. What’s not to love?
With some killer line-ups, fantastic foodie experiences and amazing avant-garde art exhibits, 2017 is set to be a huge year for the concert industry. Whether you’re a Coachella and BottleRock newbie or a seasoned festival goer, now’s the time to start seriously thinking about composing an outfit that will wow.
Stacking up to perfectly styled celebs might seem daunting, but by following our trend-inspired fashion tips and adding a hint of your own dramatic flair you might just find yourself featured in the festival fashion pages this year!
Good luck and stay stylish!