Music festivals provide the perfect opportunity to wear the most outgoing of our warm weather ensembles, think: brightest colors, layered jewelry and printed sunglasses. There are a few people who take it to the extreme, though, and we’d like to make sure you don’t fall into that category.
Are You Guilty Of These Music Festival Fashion Faux Pas?
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Read on for the items no self-respecting style maven should be caught dead wearing, and shop our suggested alternatives.
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We understand that it’s warm out, and that you’ve worked really hard to get your abs in shape, but we don’t need to feel like we’ve walked in on you in the bathroom.
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Roma Faded Denim Shorts ($190)
We favor this pair of tailored, lightweight shorts.
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We aren’t sure why you feel the need to channel Johnny Depp’s character in The Lone Ranger, but we are seriously concerned about the facial tan lines you’ll wake up with tomorrow.
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Yes, Karl Lagerfeld showed traditional Native American headpieces at his Pre-Fall 14 show in Dallas, but they’ve already come and gone on the festival scene. It no longer implies that you are a free spirit; it implies that you are a cliché.
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Add flair with a tasseled pendant necklace.
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This is a part of your body that doesn’t need bedazzling, especially when metal will heat up in the sun.
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Stack these rings instead.
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Unless we are at a pool party, we’d rather not see your entire bathing suit—or bra, or body—through your clothing.
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Sonoran Eyelet Bustier ($225) in Peridot
Switch mesh for delicate eyelet. This cropped bustier is perfect for wearing with a flirty skirt or high-waisted shorts.
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How hard are you dancing if you need your shoes to be strapped all the way up your legs? Too hard, we think.
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Foot Covered Chunky Flat Sandals ($53) in Silver
Try these comfortable slides; your feet will thank you.
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It is really great that you are hitting the festival with your BFF, but you don’t need to coordinate your outfits to have a good time.
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Anouk Florette Set ($76)
We will, however, condone you wearing a cute matching set like this one.
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If you are in a bikini, you don’t need to draw more attention to your chest. Trust us.
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Ananda Bikini ($234)
We love this brightly colored, patterned bikini instead.
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You will lose it, no matter how cute it looks with that outfit.
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Opt for a hands-free cross-body style.
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We highly doubt you are so cold that you need to wear a fur hat with animal ears. We also highly doubt that you are five years old.
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Rush Straw Fedora Hat ($48)
A lightweight, wide-brimmed straw hat will keep you cool.