Death to fringe and flower crowns! Here are 10 fashion trends to avoid this festival season.
1. Beyond Flower Crowns: 10 Basic Festival Fashion Trends To AvoidSource:Getty
Festival dressing isn’t for the faint of heart, especially if it’s your first time at the rodeo. It’s tempting to subscribe to the typical checklist: cutoff shorts, fringe sandals and the ubiquitous flower crown. But why not curate a wardrobe that sets you apart? We spoke to festival style expert, Rivea of @TheFestivalista, on the pieces that will make or break your festival look. [Blog: http://thefestivalista.com%5D
2. No: Open-Toe Sandals, Yes: Studded Ankle BootsSource:Retailer Provided
“People google ‘festival style’ and see models and celebs wearing cute but impractical shoes. Then, they do the same,” Rivea says. “Your shoes will likely get ruined and your feet will end up dirty and in pain.” To avoid that discomfort, go for ankle boots that offer comfort and durability while giving your look a bit of edge.
Arrive Studded Pointed Ankle Boots, $60
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3. No: Cutoff Shorts, Yes: Short OverallsSource:Retailer Provided
If you had a dollar for everyone wearing cutoff shorts, you could buy Coachella. Short overalls are just as breezy and not so ubiquitous. Added bonus? Wear them with a crop top to give your outfit a flirty vibe.
White Crow Short Overalls, $72
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4. No: Flower Crowns, Yes: Head ChainsSource:Retailer Provided
“Don’t try to ‘look festival,” Rivea says. “So many people try to follow a script on what festival fashion is, that it can end up looking like everyone is wearing a floral crown uniform.” May we suggest a head chain, instead?
Layered Chain Head Piece, $5.90
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5. No: Fringe Handbag, Yes: Embroidered HandbagSource:Retailer Provided
There are a plethora of fun handbag add-ons besides fringe. Invest in an embroidered handbag with bright detail, gold embellishment and even colorful tassels. In a sea of fringe bags, your embroidered clutch will instantly nab the spotlight.
Steven Halle Embroidered Tassel Clutch, $64.95
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6. No: Flash Tattoos. Yes: Body Chains.Source:Retailer Provided
“I like goddess body chains,” Rivea tell us. “They can add flair to the simplest of outfits, and are light and comfortable.”
Lone Warrior Body Chain, $17.50
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7. No: Maxi Dress, Yes: JumpsuitSource:Retailer Provided
Why wear a maxi dress that will drag all day in the grass? A romper is an easier, fuss-free alternative that’s just as fashion-forward. Choose a floral print for a Bohemian feel.
Forever 21 Floral Self-Tie Romper, $24.90
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8. No: Coin Statement Necklace, Yes: ChokerSource:Retailer Provided
Coin statement necklaces are gorgeous but predictable. Tap into this season’s 90s trend with an unexpected velvet choker that’s guaranteed to turn heads.
Vanessa Mooney Lily Choker, $35
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9. No: Crochet, Yes: White LaceSource:Retailer Provided
Raise your hand if you’re tired of seeing crochet at music festivals. An equally Boho alternative? White lace. It’s just as ethereal and lightweight but infinitely more stylish.
BCBG Laurice Floral Lace Tunic Dress, $298
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10. No: Bodycon, Yes: Off Shoulder DressSource:Retailer Provided
Body-con is officially over. This season’s sexy silhouette focuses on a new erogenous zone: the neck and shoulders. Command attention in an off shoulder neckline that falls ever so seductively off the frame.
Free People Willow Striped Dress, $168
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11. No: Graphic T-Shirt, Yes: Lace-Up TopSource:Retailer Provided
It’s time to retire your “I’m With The Band” tank for good. A fitted top, with lace-up detail along the bodice, is much sexier. And it’s actually on trend.
Nasty Gal Front and Center Ribbed Tee, $38
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