Every year as April looms closer, there's always one topic on the brain: festival season. Along with packing up and mapping out your trip to the desert comes one very important part of this experience: planning your wardrobe. Festival fashion is synonymous with bohemian style that's both chic and laid-back. A staple of this type of dress is a scattering of lace-up detailing, whether on sleeves, up the back, or trailing along the shoulders. Every year we see this embellishment, but each time it crops up in new, interesting ways. Already we've started to see the rise of this detail cropping up at the hands of our favorite designers.
Keep reading for the four lace-up trends for festival season, and see some of our favorite shopping picks for each.
The Lace-Up Back Sweater
Sometimes it's the unexpected details that can take an outfit to the next level. When it comes to lace-up trends, the lace-up back is is a perfect example. It adds just the right amount of sultriness to an outfit, but it never looks over the top. This look seems to be popular with sweaters, taking the comfortable, casual look and upping the edgy factor.
This chunky knit switches it up with the unexpected lace-up detailing.
An open lace-up back is the best way to bring a sweater into spring.
The peek-a-boo embellishment here is a subtle take on the lace-up trend.
The Lace-Up V-Neck
Perfectly casual with just a hint of edge: that's what the lace-up v-neck is all about. Sometimes this trend is incorporated into a tee, sometimes it's on a v-neck sweater. Either way, it lends a West Coast kind of flair that brings us back to warm nights by the beach, bonfires ablaze.
You'll basically want to live in this stylish top.
We are in love with the warm rosy hue of this blouse.
The fluttery details make this pick festival-ready.
This is the more in-your-face version of the lace-up trend: lace-up jeans. A little punk, but subtle enough to be mixed and matched with other pieces in your wardrobe. The lace-up jean is a versatile style—you can choose a version that trails up the leg, or a more low-key take with only a portion of lacing. Either way, the detailing takes any pair of jeans to an eye-catching level that's so much fun to experiment with.
The straight-leg cut combined with a lace-up detailing makes these so chic.
White jeans are the ultimate addition to any spring wardrobe.
Crop jeans are an ideal cut for festivals—short enough to beat the heat, long enough for comfortable coverage.
A new take on the bare shoulder trend? Lace-up arms that bare a hint of skin. This brings a laid-back vibe to any outfit, whether it's paired with cropped flares or a denim mini. It's also one of the ultimate sweater styles to bring along for festivals when you're dealing with fluctuating desert weather.
Sometimes the details make the blouse—and that's definitely the case with these lace-up bell sleeves.
A delicate take on the lace-up trend.
Subtly flared sleeves and bare shoulders give this top a retro vibe we adore.
Next up, every great outfit deserves the perfect piece of jewelry. Keep reading for the festival jewelry we love.