Monday, June 9, 2014

What to wear to a music festival

Festival fashion has gotten a bad reputation over the last couple of years. Lately all you can see are denim cutoffs short enough to qualify as underwear and flower crowns and it's easy to end up looking like a hippie disaster. Personally, I can't think of many things that are more fun than spending a weekend outdoors listening to great music but there's a fine line between dressing in celebration of your favorite festival and dressing up in a costume.

Much like Fashion Week, music festivals are filled with ladies trying to get their pictures taken but that certainly doesn't mean that the "less is more" philosophy should guide them. 

By following just a few guidelines, you'll be able to avoid looking like a cliché:

Wear comfortable shoes. You will be walking miles on your feet all day and night, so make sure you bring cute shoes you can dance in. Heels are an absolute no on the festival grounds.

Music festival recommended shoes

1.Dr. Martens- LUISAVIAROMA.COM, 185$
2.Sunset sky sandal- MODCLOTH.COM, 30$
3.Jeffery Campbell dalt cutout oxfords- SHOPBOP.COM, 160$
4.Keds sneakers- KEDS.COM, 40$
5.Michael Kors billy studded fringe sandal- NEIMANMARCUS.COM, 150$
6.Derby lace-up espadrille flat- NEIMANMARCUS.COM, 65$
7.Steve Madden cinch-black suede- HEELS.COM,130$
8.Vans authentic leopard trainers- ASOS.COM, 52£
9.Jarrad ankle booties-, 119$ 

Limit yourself to one piece of any of the following: Tribal print, fringe, crochet or a flower crown. Piling on trends is a popular festival mistake while you should just stick to one bohemian piece.
How to do it right:

                                                                   julianne hough
How to mess it up:
                                                                  Bella Thorne
                                                          Alessandra Ambrosio
                                                                Victoria Justice
                                                     Kendall and Kylie Jenner

A bathing suit is not an outfit. Wearing a tasteful one piece with a pair of jeans shorts is one thing, but walking around with a bikini top is a big no no. 
How to do it right:

How to mess it up:
                                                            Vanessa Hudgens

Layering is the key. The weather is always a wild card. Have fun with your outerwear: an army jacket, an over-sized embroidered jeans jacket or even a sweatshirt are all easy to tie around your waist during the day and throw on once it gets dark.
                                                                                   Shenae Grimes
                                                                                 Alessandra Ambrosio

Some more looks to be inspired from:

                                                                      Sarah Hyland


Music Festivals to check out:

1.Electric Daisy Carnival

When: June 20-22 
Where: Las Vegas
Why You Should Go:The acts perform between sunset and sunrise as opposed to during the day. Make sure you stay hydrated – you'll get surprisingly tired considering the sun's not out – but besides that, it's a blast of a festival.


When: June 12-15
Where: Manchester, Tennessee
2014 Lineup Highlights: Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, The Avett Brothers, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Lionel Richie, the Arctic Monkeys.
Why You Should Go: It's one of the greatest camping experiences at any festival in the world and the organizers constantly deliver a fantastic lineup. Once you survive four days sleeping outside and watching awesome bands in the intense Tennessee heat, no one will doubt your festival experience.

3.Firefly Music Festival

When: June 19-22
Where: Dover, Delaware
2014 Lineup Highlights: Foo Fighters, OutKast, Jack Johnson, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, the Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer.
Why You Should Go: Firefly can still be classified as a start-up, only launching in 2012. But the festival claims a unique home in the beautiful woodlands of Delaware and has two powerful lineups. There's camping available as well, so you can make a lot out of this fest!


When: August 1-3
Where: Chicago, Illinois
2014 Lineup Highlights: Eminem, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Iggy Azalea.
Why You Should Go: It has a great reputation as one of the most organized festivals in the country. In 2012 when a storm shut things down for part of the weekend sets were rescheduled and the show impressively went on. 


  1. Great post, Tali, with wonderful tips and terrific pictures. I think some festival goers can be over the top with their boho looks so it is a good point to make about them limiting themselves to how many boho pieces they wear. If you ever want to check out my blog stop by and let me know if you want to follow each other on Bloglovin and Google +. I look forward to your next post and am glad I discovered your blog.


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  2. In looooove with the butterfly crown ! Thanks for the inspirations :)

    Bisous !

    1. Thank you for reading my post and commenting :)

  3. I love this photos! <3

  4. Great inspo! Love the bohemian vibe you see so often.

    Jules x

  5. Hi sweet Tali,
    This trend is one f my favorite.
    I really love the boho details.
    Kisses and have an awesome week
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

    1. Thank you :)
      Started following you, follow back.

  6. I love these pics!!!!!!! Thanks for coming...xoxo ilaria

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  7. Unos looks perfectos para ir de concierto!!
    Bss guapa

  8. Looks like an amazing festival!

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  9. I love the boho chic looks!

  10. That butterfly headpiece is to die for!!!!

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars

  11. Wow!!! This is a complete and exaustive post. Compliments!!! Kisses,

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