Festival Fashion: What to Wear This Season Based on Your Personality

Because a crochet top does not fit all

By Diana Nguyen Apr 11, 2016 10:11 PMTags
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A crochet top and denim cut-offs does not a festival outfit make.

Your style requires something a little more thoughtful, a little more customized to your personality. If you're in search of an ensemble that really sings, look no further than the following celeb inspiration.

If you're headed to Coachella, for instance, take a page out of Katy Perry's boho-chic book and opt for a monochrome look in a bold color. It's a statement-making upgrade from the typical white lace dress of festivals' past. Plus, a flowy silhouette will ensure maximum comfort while you channel your carefree ways. Just keep the bottom hem at midi length for easy frolicking.

Lace Off-the-shoulder Top, $49.99; River Island Yellow Wrap Front Maxi Skirt, $60; Fragments Multicolored Seed Bead Choker Necklace, Red, $49; Dolce Vita Karma Sandals, $80; Le Specs Savanna Sunglasses, $59


Stagecoach bound? Gigi Hadid serves up plenty of inspiration—just limit the use of fringe to accessories and kept it svelte in suede. The look is all about the add-ons, so make sure your boots are made for walking—and turning heads. Ride ‘em, cowgirl.

Wilfred Trompette Dress, $135; Ettika Woven Leather Choker, $50; Frye Deborah Studded Short Western Boot, $628; Rebecca Minkoff Round Sofia Cross Body Bag, $345; Turquoise Stone And Bead Arm Cuff, $19.90

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Itz. Itz. Itz. Ready for the drop? Of course, no EDM lover is complete without Day-Glo. Follow in Suki Waterhouse's footsteps and keep the highlighter colors to a few focal pieces. While this look can oftentimes veer a little too frat bro, balance out the eccentric hues with textured pieces in neutral colors.

Zara Neon Windbreaker, $35.90; H&M Rib-Knit Top, $34.99; River Island Black Jacquard High Waisted Belted Shorts, $24; Quay Kosha, $50; Moschino Boutique Moschino Olive Oyl Cartoon Print Crepe Silk Bandana, $90

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For you, comfort is key. Don't worry—the street-style photogs will still spot you at Governors Ball in your most relaxed duds. Athleisure is in, after all. Just make sure there is some sheen or sparkle to your outfit, whether that's on your sports bra or sneaks. A little fun with some hair chalk à la Jourdan Dunn will make all the difference.

L'urv Men Are From Mars Crop, $65; Rick Owens Satin Shorts, $403; Puma Sky II High Top Metallic Sneakers, $90; Danielle Nicole Danica Geo Print Backpack, $49.97; Blue Depths Midnight Blue Hair Chalk Set Of 6, $9.70

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Whether it's Outside Lands or Glastonbury, prepare for the chilly, muddy experience in the best way possible and layer up like Alexa Chung. Play up your sturdy staple pieces with mixed prints. A peek of color here and there will perk up any outfit…even on a drab day.

FRS Mid Wash Asymmetric Denim Dress, $69; Joules Coast Waterproof Hooded Jacket, $108.25; Lauren Ralph Lauren Rossalyn II Plaid Rainboots, $79; Banana Republic Fringe-Front Pullover, $69.99; Mango Printed Pattern Scarf, $35.99

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You, my friend, could give zero.... While you're rocking out at Lollapalooza, you want to keep the frills to a minimum. Rely on a good ol' graphic tee and printed shorts. Of course, a bold red lip and textured crossbody will take this simple outfit to the next level.

R13 David Bowie Print T-Shirt, $198.74; The Kooples Leopard Print Shorts with Leather, $63; Jessica Simpson Women's Ella Cross Body, $88; Kranberri Lace Up BootsBurnished Combat Boots, $59.99; Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick in 202, $37

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