It’s festival season once again, a favorite time of year for fashionistas to combine their love of music and fashion. Music festivals are well known to be an excuse to show off your style. Months of planning go into the kind of head-to-toe festival looks you wouldn’t necessarily wear in your everyday life. This year, try mixing in pieces that are more practical yet still trendy—you’ll stand out in the crowd with your updated take on festival style.
Don’t be a Coachella cliché this year; change up your look by following these simple dos and don’ts in festival trends.
Don’t: Flower Crowns
I know, I know… Flower crowns are the epitome of music festival fashion. I myself still love a good flower crown when the moment presents itself—I wore one to my baby shower just this past weekend! But it’s time to bid adieu to the ubiquitous music festival flower crown.
Do: A Hat and SPF.
I don’t mean to sound like your mother (though if you missed it above, I am expecting after all!), but your skin will thank you for wearing a hat and some SPF during a weekend in the desert. Try an athletic-inspired or a wide-brimmed hat to top your festival ensemble.
Don’t: Heeled Anything
Heeled ankle booties are a staple of mine and many others no matter the occasion. But let’s be honest: heeled boots—or heels of any kind—are not kind to your feet during those long festival days.
Do: Sneakers and Flats
Sneakers have been trending, and our feet are taking notice and thanking us! Mix up your usual boho look and pair your ensemble with some sneakers or lace-up flats to stay trendy and practical.
Don’t: Leather, Suede, and Fur
Y’all… Music festivals are held in the desert. It’s hot! Leave those heavy layers at home and enjoy yourself instead of flirting with heatstroke. Keep these fabrics to accessories like bags.
Do: Breezy Fabrics
Sheer is in, and it’s perfect for staying cool during a weekend in the desert! Layer a lightweight dress or a sheer top over some shorts and a bralette and you’re ready!