Festival season can be difficult to dress for. When choosing your festival ensemble there are many things to take into consideration; you have to look stylish, effortless, elegant, free-spirited — all while remembering that you have to also battle the elements, the crowd, and a dozen spilled drinks.
When we think of festival style, we think of mini dresses, glitter gloss, translucent tulle, free-flowing skirts, champagne lace, leather fringes, and glittering, silver flash tattoos. We think of fair-weather days and swaying trees with nullified music as a constant backdrop to an easy afternoon tracked by dust, and mud.
Much of the festival fashion spotted pouring into events is carefree, chic, niche, and neat. As a festival-goer, you need to be able to dance as energetically, walk for miles without feeling discomfort, without getting wet, and also withstand the possibility of a muddy ending to your day. Good and comfortable shoes are a must! It’s about making sure that fun is your priority, but picking and rocking the right outfit can be just as much fun, and often – vital to the festival experience itself.
To help you on your search for the perfect festival ensemble, we’ve assembled some effortless and easy festival style looks inspired by this year’s Coachella!
What you will need for the approaching, cooler season, is a warm jacket, and a good pair of sunglasses. Our Fire and Ice Jacket by Unreal Fur features an ombre, faux-fur coat that’ll be sure to beat the cold chill in boho style. Toss this on over your festival outfit, and kiss that cold winter breeze goodbye! But, what goes beneath it?
Our Hayley Frill Sleeve Dress by We Are Kindred embodies the soul of the festival experience. Playful, bright, with a 70’s inspired neckline, and boho flare full-length sleeves, it’s perfect for your next festival experience! With a comfy shift fit and floral print this dress can be paired with a simple pair of suede, or nude leather boots, and a few statement accessories. Doll up your look with some eye-catching and inspired makeup and painted lips, or keep it simple and toned-down for a truly boho look!
The versatile little black dress is our festival style go-to and what better LBD than the Are You Ready Girl mini dress by Alice McCall? With loose tassels, a free-flowing mini skirt, and intricate lace, this dress will have you looking the part of avid festival-goer. Pair it with loose hair, glittering flash tattoos and simple, strappy brown sandals!
With Coachella now behind us, we have an entire range of festival style inspiration to draw from. Coachella saw Rihanna flash some statement Gucci, and Selena Gomez rock a gorgeous, floral, summery slip dress. Even Kendall and Kylie Jenner wore stunning ensembles to Coachella to host prominent afterparties – one of which featured a two-piece snakeskin outfit. Looking good, and being comfortable are the two most important things when it comes to big days out like these, and these celebrities have certainly received the memo.
Put your own spin on Selena’s slip dress with our Orchard Off Shoulder Maxi Dress by Talulah, and style it with a simple black bandana about the neck to emulate the starlet’s look. Its free-flowing skirt, and off-the-shoulder cut give it a timeless, and effortless appeal; combined with a breezy, and feminine floral pattern that’s sure to turn heads at any festival. This dress is the embodiment of ‘easy’, comfortable, simple to wear, and stunning all at once. Pair it with some simple flats, and statement, silver accessories for a laid-back, boho look. Tie your hair back, and add in some adornments of your own for something that’ll stand out – and bring attention to the décolletage!
Alternatively, try the Mischief Bralette Dress by Zimmermann for a more demure look. The simple, shift fit is both trendy, and flattering. Thin straps over the shoulders will make for a carefree vibe, and the simple slit along the front from the hemline provides a sexy edge. Doll up your look with some bold makeup, and a dark lip to match.
Of course, after your festival style is sorted – don’t forget the most important thing of all... to have fun!