WHAT TO WEAR: Festival

Festivals are not limited to the summertime, but it is safe to say that summer is the season of music festivals. From Bonnaroo to Pitchfork, Glastonbury to Lollapalooza, the locales for these festivals are as diverse as the artists who play at them. Besides music, there’s another factor that relates them all — the style of festivalgoers. Every time one of these events comes and goes, I search for street style snaps of the Fashionistas who were in attendance. The styling varies widely, but these staples are evident in every slideshow I’ve come across: chambray shirts, cut-off shorts, maxi dresses, floral crowns and tie-dye.

For the most part, the festival look is bohemian chic with the occasional rocker vibe. I recently attended a local music festival where I got to hear some great musicians and observe summer style at its finest. Even though I saw some amazing trends that day, it was also nice to see how great the festival staples look when they are interpreted in different ways. These Fashionistas made their looks fun and noteworthy by staying true to the festival aesthetic.

The Fashionista on the left shows that wearing a printed maxi dress is a simple way to keep cool and look fashionable at an outdoor event. Her retro, round sunglasses and brown sandals finish this look perfectly. The Fashionista on the right looks just as prepared for the occasion with her casual yet stylish pairing of a floral blouse with cut-offs and sneakers. From the floral prints to the colors in their outfits, this duo complemented each other perfectly, just like fashion complements music.

One Simple Change: Add a wide brim hat to the look on the left for an outfit that will turn heads at the beach. The look on the right can go from a festival to a casual date by switching out the shorts for a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and accessorizing with a statement necklace and clutch.

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