The more glitter, the better.
Honestly, who doesn’t love festival fashion? Whether you’re hitting up Coachella, Glastonbury, Elaga, or simply rocking a festival look to your neighbor’s barbecue, there’s something magical about throwing on an outfit that’s the perfect blend of easy and crazy. In festival fashion, almost anything goes. Denim shorts and glitter? Sure. Graphic tees and disco boots? Absolutely. Fringe hat and wellies? I’ve never seen it, but why the heck not?
These six looks are perfect for whatever vibe or body type you might have. Plus, they steer clear of any form of cultural appropriation, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally causing offense. Now all you have to do is pick a look and get shopping. Let’s do this.
1. Boho Chic
Floaty, delicate pieces are a classic staple at most music festivals. Channel your inner Sienna Miller and throw on any long skirt or dress with hippy vibes. Just make sure to bring a jacket — most festivals get cold at night, and you don’t want to turn into a human popsicle.
2. Low-key Cowgirl
If you’ve watched The Longest Ride or Brokeback Mountain more times than you care to admit, then this look is perfect for you. All you need is an oversized fringe jacket, jean shorts, and cowboy boots. Bonus points if you ride into the festival on a horse.
3. Pop Art
Let’s get real: we all have a little Andy Warhol in us. Ditch your standard blue jeans for a colourful outfit where anything goes. A feather pink boa? Sure. A neon yellow rain coat? Absolutely. An orange peel on your head? Why the heck not? This outfit is all about having fun and making a statement. The wackier, the better.
Just because it’s springtime doesn’t mean you have to wear florals. Chances are that you already have combat boots and black ripped jeans in your closet, so all you need is a funky studded jacket or a red bandana to complete the look. Listen to angst-y music from the 90s to psych yourself up as you get ready. Nirvana, anyone?
Okay, okay, so festival fashion can be kind of crazy sometimes and not everyone wants to drown in body glitter. If you’re one of those people that lives for blue jeans, then keep things simple with a colourful jumpsuit or romper. Pair the look with white vans so you can be smug when everyone else’s feet are hurting by the end of the night.
In case you missed it, metallic jackets are having a bit of a moment, and we’re getting on board. Pair your jacket with metallic converse, heart-shaped sunglasses, and a ripped band tee (yes, a band that you actually listen to — don’t be just another girl with an AC/DC shirt) and you’re ready to go.
Feeling sad that Glastonbury isn’t happening this year? Yeah, me too. Luckily, you can still snag tickets to ELAGA, a new and upcoming Scottish music festival that’s being held in Craigtoun Park on April 7th. The music festival boasts exciting acts such as The Ellies, Rudimental, and SIGALA, as well as street food and an inflatable obstacle course. You can buy your tickets here for £56.00 per person. Festival season, here we come.